Supervisor, Construction Program Development & Management

Washington Gas Springfield , VA 22156

Posted 4 months ago

Job Description:

WGL is seeking to hire a Supervisor or Manager, Construction Program Development responsible for the Utility Operations Business Unit supporting corporate regulatory construction/operations programs e.g., accelerated replacement programs (ARP) and development of new programs. This role develops and implements sustainable processes, manages applicable regulatory data requests, and makes certain that management audit inquiries are aligned with overall regulatory strategy This role is based in Springfield, VA.

Supervisor's Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Supervises assigned employee(s), including hiring, evaluating, training, performance management, compensating, motivating, coaching, and developing goals and procedures to ensure the achievement of goals.

  • Responsible for construction/operations program governance to ensure regulatory compliance and strategic alignment for ARP.

  • Assists with program reporting.

  • Possesses detailed operational understanding of construction/operations regulatory programs and associated jurisdictional differences.

  • Coordinate UO construction/operations regulatory programs audit processes and responses for both internal and external audits.

  • Review analyses of support staff that supports business unit decision-making processes, with the goal of improving corporate performance and compliance with public service commission regulatory reporting.

  • Facilitates the preparation and coordination of testimony review and is responsible for delivery of testimony for any construction/operations program proceeding and base rate case proceeding; experience with technical writing or preparing written testimony is preferred.

  • Organize construction/operations programs regulatory data request response strategy and responses.

  • Monitors and researches regulatory developments in all three jurisdictions and FERC.

  • Interacts on behalf of UO with the Rates & Regulatory Affairs team and the Office of General Counsel - serves as the UO Point of Contact for regulators/intervening parties.

  • Works closely with various business units (e.g. Replacements, Finance, System Planning, Mapping, IT, Operations, Construction, Engineering etc.) to develop and maintain knowledge of their systems' data and business needs, as well as to produce processes and reports necessary to meet the company's regulatory reporting requirements.

Supervisor Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant construction operations work experience

  • Ability to establish rapport and effective working relationships, negotiate successfully agreements, and resolve disputes with involved parties

  • Ability to conceptualize and analyze multiple scenarios in solving broadly defined business problems and effectively works across business units to implement solutions

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex messages to diverse audiences at all organization levels

  • Proven ability to use computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office applications and others such as PeopleSoft, SAP, SQL, SAS or other Business Intelligence platforms. Must be able to effectively use technology to share, retrieve, analyze and present business information

  • Ability to successfully influence/persuade to achieve desired business outcomes in a matrix environment

  • Working knowledge of the regulatory process including experience in preparing supporting argument to present a program for approval in a regulatory or legal setting and then facilitate management thereof preferred

  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations of natural gas systems e.g., DOT CFR 49 Part 192 preferred

Manager's Tasks/Responsibilities (include all supervisor tasks in addition to the following):

  • Serves as support to the UO construction/operations programs business lead for Commission Engineering/Pipeline Safety staff interactions e.g., meetings, response to questions, administrative hearings, technical conferences, etc.

  • Remains current on operational status of corporate regulatory proceedings, filings and all major issues associated with the ARP and the implications to UO's construction/operations programs.

  • Manages UO construction/operations regulatory programs audit processes and responses for both internal and external audits.

  • Manages construction/operations programs regulatory data request response strategy and responses.

Manager Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant construction operations work experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience

  • Working knowledge of corporate accounting and budgeting processes

  • Ability to assess strategic implications of decisions and possible scenarios under evaluation.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification preferred

WGL is an EO employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

WGL is an EEO employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

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