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Regulatory Manager (Relocate to Iowa!)

Location: Council Bluffs, IA, United States
Job ID: 35009
Date Posted: Nov 21, 2023
Salary: $108200 to $178650 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Manage all regulatory matters for assigned state(s) or jurisdiction(s) to achieve the company’s business plans and comply with regulatory requirements. Manage the preparation, presentation, and reporting of information for internal decision making and regulatory filings with the respective state commission or regulatory agency. Develop regulatory policies and initiatives supporting business strategies, including managing the development and filing of rate case applications. Lead projects, analysis and research that support regulatory reports and filings. Serve as a key regulatory business partner to state leadership and functional areas across Black Hills Energy. 

SALARY RANGE:  $108,200 - $178,650 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant).

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Director, Regulatory 

LOCATION: This position may be located in Grimes, Iowa or Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about his package will be shared during the interview and offer process. 


  • Lead and develop the team to ensure a solid understanding of various ratemaking policies and concepts, including revenue requirements, cost allocation, cost of service, rate of return, and regulatory accounting and financial analysis.
  • Develop regulatory policies and initiatives that support business strategies and goals, including timely recovery of costs and return on investments.
  • Manage regulatory filings for assigned jurisdiction(s), including rate case applications, tariff proposals and changes, cost recovery riders and adjustments clauses. 
  • Maintain full understanding of regulatory outcomes and requirements and communicate to company personnel through written and verbal communications.
  • Provide guidance and advice to department level leadership regarding federal and state regulatory requirements, legislation, rules, compliance requirements and trending industry issues.
  • Testify before regulatory commissions and legislative bodies in support of the Company.
  • Partner with operations and financial teams in the preparation of strategic plans, budgets, forecasts, and reports.
  • Develop and maintain trusted relationships with regulatory stakeholders through meetings, conference participation and industry association engagement.
  • Manage resources, tools, internal controls, and schedules to meet required timelines and maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Minimum of (5) five years of finance, accounting, regulatory or a related field required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as Engineering, Business, Accounting, Finance or Economics or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Proficient understanding of the utility regulatory process and various ratemaking policies and concepts, including revenue requirements, cost allocation, cost of service, rate of return, and regulatory accounting and financial analysis.
  • Creative problem solving.
  • Ability to build and maintain project schedules.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to perform detailed analysis.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with minimal direction.
  • Strong enterprise leadership skills.
  • Ability to build consensus and effectively engage with and influence internal and external decision-makers.
  • Ability to understand and exercise excellent judgment in complex interrelated business issues.
  • Excellent user capabilities with MS Office software (proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).  Experience working with collaborative software tools (FileNet, SharePoint, Teams, etc.) and financial software (PeopleSoft, Utilities International, etc.).

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit for more information.   

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Wage: 108200 to 178650
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