FERC Compliance Manager
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY - Sioux Falls, SD

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The FERC
Compliance Manager is responsi ble for the leading
federal regulatory 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.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·
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

·
Guide
the Energy Supply Board & FERC Compliance Management 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.

·
Monitor,
on an ongoing basis, policy and rule changes at the federal level applicable to
Transmission and Energy Supply.

·
Prepare
and distribute updates and reports on any federal policy/rule changes affecting
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
a 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).

·
Ensure
all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy’s values, mission,
strategic business objectives, and Code of Conduct and Ethics.

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.

General Qualifications:
·
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.

·
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 business acumen, decision-making, facilitation, influence,
initiative, problem solving, knowledge sharing, and project strategy and
planning.

Selection
Process

When considering an
applicant for a posted position, it may be necessary to consider factors in
addition to qualifications and experience. The selection process will
also consider the needs of the Company, including such things as reorganization
requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee
development programs, and job succession.

Application
Procedures

External applicants should apply online at http://www.northwesternenergy.com. 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
1-800-245-6977, or via email at job.inquiries@northwestern.com.

NorthWestern
Energy

Human
Resources Department Job # 1301

3010
West 69 th Street

Sioux
Falls, SD 57108

FAX: 1-605-978-2904

WE
ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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