NW Natural Regulatory Compliance Manager in Portland, Oregon

Regulatory Compliance Manager Non Union Position Regulatory Affairs; Portland, OR Regular; Full-Time Posting # 50276672 November 30, 2018 At NW Natural, we like to say, “We grew up here.” We've been an energy supplier and community leader since 1859. Some of our neighbors know us through our philanthropy and volunteer programs and innovative approaches to carbon reduction. Our customers know us because of the clean, safe, efficient, and low-cost natural gas we provide. We are a service-oriented utility, with a “Best in the West” customer satisfaction ranking. If you share our core values – integrity, safety, service ethic, caring and environmental stewardship – we invite you to apply to NW Natural. The Role : Manages the Rates & Regulatory Department's compliance activity specific to state-regulated utility tariffs and state regulatory commission-directed obligations. Compliance activity includes but may not be limited to: Regulatory Compliance Consulting/Business Support/Training & Education Compliance Site Development, Maintenance, and Enforcement Oversee Regulatory Filings and Participate in Regulatory Dockets Records and Content Management; and Tariff Administration Develops and implements recommended actions or policies to maintain or improve company-wide regulatory compliance. Provides advice to management and client organizations regarding regulatory issues, tariff development, and regulatory obligations and compliance. Day to day: Manage and supervise a team of employees whose duties include: develop and maintain the Company's regulated utility regulatory compliance program, monitor and enforce regulatory deadlines and compliance obligations; develop internal compliance plans and education programs Develop and/or facilitate the implementation of new strategies, programs, compliance systems, and/or compliance enforcement processes in response to changing internal and external conditions and new or revised state laws, regulations, rules, and tariffs. Prepare routine and non-routine administrative reports, studies, records, and filings. Participate in regulatory proceedings and ongoing compliance activities before Oregon and Washington Public Utilities Commissions, and the Federal Regulatory Commission. Develop strategy for regulatory proceedings; build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including consumer advocacy groups and the Staff of the Oregon Public Utility Commission and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Interpret existing tariffs and rules; author and/or assign others to author new tariffs and update existing tariff language to respond to regulatory issues. Assist with and/or facilitate the preparation of regulatory reports and filings, including the annual purchased gas adjustment filings, deferral applications, general rate filings, etc. Develop and/or facilitate the development of department processes and procedures specific to regulatory documents and content and records management. Develops, trains, and mentors individual and team members with documentation and ongoing performance feedback; recognizes accomplishments and provides cross-training opportunities when applicable. Demonstrates appropriate leadership and decision-making behaviors; maintains technical job knowledge and personal skill development. Committed to coaching and developing employees. Supports Company's commitment to a culture of safe work practices. Come on your first day with