FERC Compliance Manager

Company Name:
NorthWestern Energy
TheFERC Compliance Manager is responsible for the managing the federal regulatory and compliance functions related to Transmission and Energy Supply transactions, including interaction with corporate management, front and back office teams, and external parties such as regulators as necessary.
All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards
Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, Code of Conduct and Ethics, and strategic business objectives
Analyze new and proposed FERC and NERC rules applicable to NorthWestern Energy Supply and Transmission business functions
Guide the Energy Supply Board & Executive Federal Energy Compliance Committee in the evaluation and measurement of federal regulatory risks for regulated and unregulated businesses related to Energy Supply transactions, including FERC, DOE, and CFTC
Develop policies and programs to adequately monitor and measure these risks
Implement and supervise FERC Internal Compliance Program
Monitor, on an ongoing basis, policy and rule changes at the federal level applicable to Transmission and Energy Supply
Develop strategies to manage and mitigate regulatory compliance risk
Assist Accounting in reporting consistent with applicable rules
Supply assessments of regulatory developments as required
Maintain knowledge of events that may impact NorthWestern Energy's federal regulatory compliance exposure, such as changes in policy, etc., to a degree sufficient to be able to make a general assessment as to the potential impact of these events on risk and compliance
Assist in the ongoing development of skills and training for employees throughout the Transmission and Energy Supply business areas
Advise the Energy Supply Board as to the potential risk impact of various strategies that may be under consideration
Assist in the coordination of work with BT to ensure that systems capabilities are sufficient to be in compliance with standards set forth in the Risk Policy, and to develop and manage ongoing enhancements in systems capabilities
Assist the Energy Supply Board in the periodic Risk Policy validation process by maintaining an appreciation of the effectiveness of the existing Market Risk Policy
Maintain sufficient understanding of industry leading market risk management practices to be ensured that NorthWestern's market risk management policies and procedures are appropriate
Administer internal review of all contracts generated by front office personnel relating to trading, purchasing, and marketing of electric and natural gas commodities (e.g., ISDAs, EEIs, and bilaterals)
Mentor and supervise FERC compliance specialist(s)
Lead FERC audits and compliance investigations
This job description reflects management''s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict responsibilities that may be assigned. Most job time will be spent in an office environment with some lifting of light-weight office materials up to 10 pounds required occasionally. Some travel will be required.
Must be able to demonstrate a good safety record
Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills
Must have a bachelor's degree in statistics, accounting, or finance or equivalent work experience
Law degree desired
Strong work experience in or exposure to an energy risk management function is desired. Preferred knowledge includes Western commodity markets, market risk management, statistics, financial analysis, and financial and accounting operations
Desired competencies include regulatory, public policy, business acumen, decision-making, facilitation, influence, initiative, problem solving, knowledge sharing, and project strategy and planning
When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.
External applicants should apply online at . Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at , or via email at job. .
NorthWestern Energy
Human Resources Department Job # 1650
3010 West 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Title: FERC Compliance Manager
Department/Division: Legal - Federal Regulatory Compliance
Work Location: Butte/Helena, Montana or Sioux Falls/Huron, South Dakota
Guidepost: Guidepost 8-11 ($57,700 to $132,000)
Employment Status: Regular Full-Time
Employment Physical: Not Required
Drug Test: Not Required
Background Check: Required
Relocation Benefits: Negotiable

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