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Job ID 11210 Location Waltham, Massachusetts Organization Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Department RETAIL REGULATORY STRATEGY B
About us

National Grid is hiring a Lead Analyst in our Regulatory & Customer Strategy Department in Waltham, MA.


Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

Successful candidates will help advance the objectives of the Regulatory & Customer Strategy team, including developing new regulatory frameworks to support evolving utility business models, new strategies to address emerging customer needs and values, and new approaches to energy and climate policy across National Grid. This position combines analytical skills; regulatory, market, and policy research; extensive written communication; cross-functional collaboration within National Grid; and engagement with peer utilities, regulatory and legislative stakeholders, and others. The successful candidate will have a correspondingly balanced skill set and experience and the ability to rapidly develop new areas of expertise, think creatively, and manage multiple competing demands. Candidates should have the ability to take ownership of major initiatives.

Key Accountabilities

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

•    Support the development of strategies for innovative regulatory frameworks and utility business models, such as outcome/results/performance-based regulation and advanced rate design.
•    Provide regulatory strategy input into development of new programs, pilots, rate offerings, etc. to align business, regulatory, and customer strategy.

•    Work closely with internal teams on energy and climate policy issues at the state and federal level, and provide detailed policy analysis to guide internal deliberations and external outreach.
•    Identify potential partnerships to advance innovative policies and projects and recommend engagement strategies to work with external stakeholders, including regulators, environmental and other public interest advocates.
•    Conduct analysis to align projects, proposals, and potential investments with broader strategic goals and policy frameworks to address emerging policy questions; topics will range broadly within the energy area, for example, time-varying rate designs; valuation and compensation for installation of distributed energy resources; cost and benefit analyses for new and existing initiatives, regulatory policies or legislative proposals; and potential financial impacts of performance-based incentives for utilities.
•    Provide high-quality written communication for senior leadership and for external stakeholders.
•    Keep abreast of the latest relevant industry developments and represent National Grid in relevant industry and public forums.

Qualifications

•    A Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, engineering, statistics, mathematics, public policy, environmental science, business, or other relevant field; or equivalent work experience. A relevant advanced degree/certificate is a plus.
•    7+ years of related experience; expertise in energy utility regulation very strongly preferred, including areas such as cost-of-service regulation, emerging energy technologies, rate design, and alternative/performance-based regulation.
•    Understanding of current trends within the utility industry, particularly with regard to grid modernization (“smart grid”), time-varying rates, demand response, distributed energy resources, and performance-based ratemaking.
•    Knowledge and experience related to energy and climate policy. Familiarity with the following key subjects is a plus: renewable or clean energy standards, distributed energy resources and energy efficiency policies, carbon pricing, etc.
•    Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp complex issues and effectively integrate, compile, and analyze complex information and data.
•    Proven ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing, and must be able to present information in a clear and concise manner to large groups, senior management, internal stakeholders, and external audiences.
•    Success working independently, handling multiple tasks, and determining priorities in a team environment.
•    Ability to collaborate effectively across multiple disciplines or functional groups.
•    Proficient in other relevant software (i.e., Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
•    Prior experience managing substantial projects or programs is desired.

•    Valid driver’s license required with a safe driving history that meets National Grid’s Safe Driver policy.

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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