National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation Job Opportunity: Sr. Rate and Business Consultant

National Rural Utilities Coop

Sr. Rate and Business Consultant

Join a member-driven leader in a fast-paced, challenging and collaborative environment with the shared mission of supporting America’s network of rural electric cooperatives. Since its formation in 1969, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, or CFC, located in Dulles, Virginia, has provided capital and industry-leading financial products to more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-controlled utility systems across the United States. Our exceptional team delivers the “CFC Difference” that encompasses our values of service, integrity and excellence in all our interactions.  

CFC has a need for a Senior Rate and Business Consultant that will ensure CFC provides electric utility rate-making, policy, and regulatory advisory consulting services to CFC member systems. 

As a Senior Rate and Business Consultant, you will:

  • Assist and provide guidance to electric cooperative management and board-of-directors on contemporary retail rate strategies and options. 
  • Provide CFC members with regulatory consulting services at the federal and state level.
  • Conduct revenue requirement and cost of service studies consistent with industry accepted best practices and regulatory bodies.
  • Develop traditional electric distribution rates, as well as specialty rates to include residential demand, EV, time-of-use, interruptible, and demand side management for CFC member cooperatives.
  • Analyze and assess industry trends, events and federal and state regulatory activities to determine the impact on CFC and its members. 
  • Prepare competent expert testimony to advocate for the members’ and/or CFC’s positions.
  • Develop and present educational programs on technical issues to effectively and clearly transfer knowledge and skills to diverse constituents.

To be successful, you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, business, economics, finance or engineering related degree is preferred.
  • MBA/Master’s Degree or higher in a relevant field preferred.
  • 7 years of relevant utility, state commission, FERC or consulting experience.
  • Significant familiarity with the electricity industry landscape including state and federal regulations, business models, financial fundamentals, and rate development. 
  • Proven ability to work across multiple aspects of the electric utility industry. 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Advanced BI software skills and analytical/database management tools e.g., Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx.
  • Statistical, econometric, machine learning modeling/simulation knowledge. 

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