SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.
The successful candidate will provide legal guidance and advice that shapes strategic decision-making in the ever-changing electric industry. The candidate’s knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations will be key in shaping the company’s policies in light of evolving business needs and industry trends.
The regulatory attorney handles legal matters related to electric industry and must be familiar with federal laws regarding electric transmission and reliability standards, including related rules and regulations. The ideal candidate will also have experience with Arizona state law and Arizona Corporation Commission regulations. Must have experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements. The candidate must be highly motivated and have the desire to work in a collaborative and technical environment.
Responsible for legal and regulatory matters related to:
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC);
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC);
Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC); and
Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).
Counsel clients on legal, commercial and regulatory matters arising in the electric industry.
Work with clients to develop strategy and initiatives regarding electric industry regulation and policy, as well as compliance with federal and regional regulations and standards.
Work with senior management to evaluate and respond to suspected Standards of Conduct violations; and provide training and guidance on these issues.
Provide guidance to clients regarding proposed federal, state and regional regulations, and draft comments for regulatory proceedings.
This practice requires:
A general knowledge of federal and state regulatory law and principles;
An aptitude to understand underlying technical issues related to the operations of an electric utility;
The ability to educate, advocate and collaborate with elected officials, regulatory agencies, regional industry organizations, and other utility companies;
Experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements;
Excellent analytical skills, as well as superior oral and written communication skills;
The ability to manage multiple matters simultaneously with limited oversight; and
The ability to think quickly and provide thoughtful and thorough legal counsel to executives and senior management, as well as front-line employees.
Bar membership in good standing is required. If not an Arizona State Bar member, must be able to be licensed in Arizona within 12 months.
Attorney III requires a minimum of 5 years of experience
Attorney IV requires a minimum of 8 years of experience
Attorney Sr. requires a minimum of 12 years of experience
Corporate Attorney or experience related to the assignment.
For over 100 years, SRP has been delivering reliable water and power to the Phoenix metro area, playing a vital role in helping the Valley of the Sun flourish into the exciting and culturally diverse area it is today. As the nation’s third-largest public power and water utility, providing award-winning service to over 1 million customers, we understand that none of our success would be possible wi...thout the hard work and well-being of our employees.
Integrity, respect, collaboration and innovation are pillars of our company philosophy, and we strive every day to foster an environment that reflects those values.
When you join SRP, you join a family where you’ll have the opportunity to apply and grow your strengths in a challenging and rewarding environment working collaboratively with talented colleagues. SRP employees bring with them a wide variety of perspectives, cultural experiences and creative ideas that help us deliver innovative products, services and solutions to our customers. SRP also offers great benefits and a commitment to wellness and work-life balance that makes us one of the best places to work in the area.
As a community-based nonprofit, SRP is also future-focused, dedicating resources to the betterment of our communities. Our employees take great pride in knowing that SRP delivers far more than water and power to the customers we serve. We look forward to you joining our team and seeing all that SRP has to offer.