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Regulatory & Finance Project Coordinator (Relocation Offered)

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 32785-1A
Date Posted: Jun 25, 2020
Salary: $80400 to $120600 anually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This position requires relocation to Rapid City, South Dakota.  See relocation assistance details below.

The Regulatory & Finance Project Coordinator position will lead the coordination and organization of finance and regulatory projects including but not limited to software implementations and enhancements, rate reviews and other finance and regulatory projects for Natural Gas and Electric Utility Companies across Black Hills Corporation. Responsible for managing major, highly complex cross-functional projects and teams.  Partner with the core team, including finance, treasury, tax, regulatory, IT, legal other areas, to ensure projects are being executed effectively and within appropriate time lines.

SALARY RANGE:     $80,400 - $120,600 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Regulatory & Finance Project Lead

LOCATION:   Rapid City, South Dakota

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Clearly understand and define the scope of each project review in collaboration with the respective core teams.
  • Leads team to develop and implement detailed work plans which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the rate review. Ensure team members and subject matter experts are informed of their roles, responsibilities and are able to meet those expectations.
  • Manages schedule for project completion that effectively balances workload and ensures that all deliverables are completed on time.
  • Develop and maintain consistent methodology, processes, data controls and documentation for project execution across different business segments and jurisdictions. 
  • Assist in presenting information for internal decision-making and filings with the appropriate governing body.
  • Effectively use project management tools to keep track of decisions, timelines, milestones, issues, and execution.
  • Schedules and conducts status meetings with the Core Team and sponsors to ensure timely completion of and address and resolve problems that could prevent timely completion of the project.  
  • Manage and prioritize deadlines with regards to projects and initiatives for which a project coordinator is needed.
  • Provides communication to the Core Team, internal/external SMEs and Steering Committee related to scheduling, status updates, and expectations.
  • Responsible for identifying  key issues and decisions and escalating  to  management in a timely manner
  • Manage and mitigate project risks by analyzing and identifying triggering events.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Assist in helping standardize finance and regulatory processes including improvements to the design and documentation process.  
  • Assist various internal task force groups in order to develop and implement the company's strategic action plans.
  • Assist in training and supporting a standardized project management for other projects outside of their area of responsibility and collaborating with other Project Coordinators to increase consistency. 
  • Manage project tracking modules in support of overall regulatory and finance activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or project management experience required.
  • Five (5) or more years of project management experience required
  • Experience working at a regulated company preferred (but not necessary)
  • Experience with forecasting and financial statement analysis is a plus
  • Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Lean/Black Belt/Six Sigma certification is a plus.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.
  • Regulated Business experience is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of project management methods.
  • Preferred understanding of how regulated utility works, including regulatory requirements, legal proceeding processes, accounting and financial concepts.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean, GE Work-Out, and Agile methodologies would be a plus.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. Self-starter with a positive outlook and motivated attitude. 
  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be adaptable and adjust to changing project scopes and timelines.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Effectively communicate at all levels in the organization. 
  • Adept at finding ways to leverage technology to make processes simpler, more efficient and effective.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: use fingers and hands, communicate, and have close visual acuity. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: reach, push/pull, ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include:  Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. 

Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Must be capable of up to 10% travel (e.g. 2 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.


About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 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 incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, 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.

EOE disability/veteran.

Wage: 80400 to 120600
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