Website California ISO
Company : California ISO
Under the general direction of the Senior Manager, is responsible for representing the ISO before California Regulatory agencies, and managing ISO engagement in California regulatory agency proceedings and initiatives. Maintains key relationships with agency policy makers and staff, and coordinates regular, ongoing interaction between the ISO and state regulatory agencies. Ensures that the regulatory direction and decisions recognize the ISO’s reliability mandate, as well as market, operational, and planning responsibilities. Performs analyses on existing and proposed regulations. Identifies issues and recommends solutions on highly complex regulatory and governmental issues. Acts as a liaison and partners with ISO management and subject matter experts to ensure effective ISO engagement on a wide range of regulatory, environmental, and infrastructure planning issues.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Independently represents the ISO before California regulatory agencies and manages regulatory proceedings and initiatives. Develops internal strategies to address concepts and party comments and presents to ISO leadership. Leads meetings to coordinate ISO engagement and comments in regulatory proceedings, and manages the ISO’s public facing engagement (including written formal comments, analyses and presentations filed at the regulatory agencies, written ex parte communications, etc.). Drafts comments and conducts complex quantitative supporting analyses. Partners with ISO management and other business units at the ISO to identify key issues and strengthen relationships with strategic partners. Accountable for developing and maintaining working relationships with the CPUC, CEC and other regulatory agencies as assigned to ensure that the ISO’s interests are clearly represented.
Acts as the California Regulatory Affairs liaison for ISO market design, transmission planning, and other stakeholder initiatives. Prepares written materials and presents information to ISO management, identifying issues and impacts to the ISO, and providing recommendations on the ISO’s position and how to proceed. Researches regulatory issues and develops and implements regulatory strategies on issues impactful to the ISO. Evaluates ISO initiatives, such as proposed market design rules and policies and infrastructure planning outcomes, identifies potential challenges to ISO regulatory strategy, and provides recommendations. Identifies interdependencies between various regulatory initiatives and ISO initiatives. Ensures that the California Regulatory Affairs team and leadership are kept up to date on coordination of initiatives and ISO teams are aware of regulatory concerns. Responsible for additional state regulatory affairs issues, such as legislative issues, in support of strategic ISO or state policy initiatives. Performs complex quantitative supporting analyses as needed.
Provides guidance, sets daily work assignment priorities for staff as needed. Identifies staffing needs and mentors, coaches and trains staff to optimize the team. Provides feedback to management regarding staff performance in support of the performance evaluation process. May participate in department hiring activities such as interviewing and providing feedback on candidates’ technical qualifications.
May function as a Department Manager and is accountable to Manager for actions taken in Manager’s absence. May be granted additional supervisory authority based on department needs and/or consistent with departmental succession planning.