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        Southern Company Regulatory Pricing Analyst Full-time Position (Birmingham, AL)

        November 11, 2019 By Allison Watson

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        Southern Company, a gas and electric utility holding company, is seeking to fill the position of Regulatory Pricing Analyst in their Birmingham office. They are seeking candidates who will graduate this December.

        Visit Southern Company's website for more information about this position, or if you are interested in the position and would like to apply. 

        Job Description

        The Regulatory Pricing function is responsible for producing, analyzing, attaining necessary approvals for, and supporting the implementation of regulatory and pricing initiatives that support the goals of the Company. This position will report to the Team Leader of Regulatory Pricing Design at the Alabama Power Headquarters located in Birmingham, Alabama.

        Responsibilities of the analyst include:

        • Summarizing large data sets and utility concepts. Presenting results in emails, formal communications, white papers and presentations (Examples include providing price position comparisons utilizing Energy Information Administration (EIA) data, pricing support for renewable initiatives in support of existing or future APSC orders, researching other utilities regulatory mechanisms/rates and deriving information from models, i.e. rate allocations

        • Analyzing the impacts to both the Company and the customers of any proposed rate initiatives. Analysis requires extensive use of computer programs, particularly Excel

        • Supporting the design of rate initiatives and analysis to ensure the collection of APC revenues based on utility cost of service principals

        • Presenting proposals and supporting analyses to internal management to gain approvals of pricing and regulatory initiatives

        • Working with Regulatory Planning, Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Metering, Power Delivery, Public Relations, Marketing and other operating companies to support any approved rate or rule changes

        • Providing accurate and timely rate support, pricing communication and responses to various internal or external requests

        • Participating in the development of automated tools/systems that will maximize efficiency of our business processes; continually re-evaluating business processes and tools/technology to improve productivity and efficiency of the team 

        Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:

        Experience & Education

        • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Accounting or related field is preferred

        • Experience in structuring, analyzing, summarizing and presenting large volumes of data is preferred

        • Experience in managing projects that enable building and managing effective working relationships is preferred

        • Experience in Regulatory, Pricing, Costing, Economic Analysis, Load Research, Data Analytics, System Planning, Finance, Accounting or Marketing is a plus

        • Experience with or exposure to the implementation of utility rate design, rate filings, rate and billing analysis, is a plus

        Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

        • Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills

        • Strong abilities in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel models combining utilization of advanced features and best practices

        • Familiarity with Southern Company business operations is a plus

        • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with changing priorities

        • Strong written, presentation and verbal communication skills

        • Effective interpersonal skills

        • Demonstrated ability to apply out of the box problem solving and strategic thinking skills to issues with no clear solution

        • Ability to summarize utility concepts and large data sets through written communication and presentations for internal and external use

        • Understanding of Company rates, riders, financial goals and the regulatory environment is a plus

        • Familiarity with some of the following concepts and utility functions are a plus: utility industry economics, marginal vs. embedded pricing, rate filings, rate structures, statistics, research techniques or marketing fundamentals