Regulatory Analyst - Rates

The BCUC might be unlike any other place you’ve worked before. We are unique in that our environment is structured yet dynamic, formal yet fun, and our work is highly collaborative yet also requires a tremendous amount of individual focus. Our team is filled with intelligent and passionate doers who demonstrate maturity, humility, and resourcefulness.

More about the BCUC: Our organization is an independent agency of the provincial government that is responsible for regulating energy utilities within the province, its compulsory automobile insurance rates and tolls related to intra-provincial pipelines. We work hard to ensure British Columbians get fair value for safe and reliable energy services and basic automobile insurance rates. While protecting the ratepayer and the public interest, we afford the entities that we regulate a reasonable opportunity to earn a fair return on their capital investments.

As a Regulatory Analyst at the BCUC, you will partake in advanced financial analysis and will employ regulatory and economic expertise to facilitate the decision-making process for applications, submitted by regulated entities--the majority of which are BC public utilities. Throughout this process, you will uphold standards of procedural fairness for all stakeholders and will ensure the economic prudency of operating and capital expenditures. To be successful in this role, you will be required to engage in creative and critical thinking, financial/technical analysis, and strategic problem solving. When you review and assess applications, you will identify information gaps and/or substantiate data requirements, you will conduct research, and you will help ensure that the evidentiary record is complete and cohesive. You thrive to work on multiple applications simultaneously, both complex and non-complex, and at times you will act as a Technical Lead.

If you are at the stage in your career where you’d like to apply your professional skillset in a new way, operate in a flat and matrix team environment that encourages learning and development, and partake in meaningful work that has an impact on British Columbians, apply today!

Responsibilities:

  • Critical reading of filed evidence with the ability to communicate issues verbally and/or in written form to decision makers;
  • Review and perform critical analysis, identify key issues and information gaps and/or substantiate data requirements;
  • Perform trend analysis, cost modelling, NPV and lifecycle cost analysis;
  • Compile all critical materials in logical order with connecting factors, identify and explore alternatives including their implications and impact to customer rates;
  • Monitor existing and proposed regulatory conditions and research policies in other jurisdictions;
  • Establish and maintain currency with BC’s Energy Plan, provincial policies, Ministerial orders, relevant special directions, regulations and court decisions associated with BCUC mandate;
  • Develop and maintain currency with existing and evolving North American utility practice.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have an MBA, CFA, or CPA designation;
  • 5+ years of business, regulatory, or energy industry experience;
  • Proven ability to manage diverse portfolios of projects with varying degrees of complexity and produce results within tight deadlines;
  • Experience in analyzing large amounts of data and converting analysis into quantitative and qualitative information to aid in the decision-making process;
  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation/ facilitation and inter-personal skills;
  • Analytical, judgment, persuasion and consensus building abilities where there are competing interests;
  • Ability to work well in a non-hierarchical, matrix team structure;
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with colleagues and stakeholders in a quasi-judicial/ regulatory environment;
  • Flexible in working independently and collaboratively with other professional colleagues;
  • Ability to link long-range visions and concepts to daily work;
  • Ability to communicate complex matters in lay terms to various stakeholders;
  • Strong office software skills (Excel/Word/PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Knowledge of the principles for the regulation of energy utilities is considered an asset;
  • Experience in a utility/energy sector; or related business environment would be advantageous.