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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Transmission Policy Specialist / Tariff Administrator in Springfield, Missouri

Working at AECI is more than a job, it is a career filled with challenges, rewarding work experiences, state-of-the-art tools and exceptional benefits. We are a premier employer comprised of the best and the brightest in the industry. We are searching for talented, enthusiastic people to contribute to our team as we work to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At AECI, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, your opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry with a growing company are endless.

Transmission Policy Specialist / Tariff Administrator

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The Springfield Headquarters is currently seeking a Transmission Policy Specialist / Tariff Administrator in our Engineering & Operations Division. Primary areas of responsibility and activities are focused on facilitating transmission interconnection service, transmission service and related ancillary services on both the AECI transmission system and on 3rd party transmission systems on behalf of AECI’s Generation and Transmission cooperatives along with transmission contract negotiation and administration. Additionally, this position has primary responsibility for developing and maintaining the AECI Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement (“ATRR”) as well ad administering and updating the AECI Open Access Transmission Tariff (“OATT”). This position will require coordination with multiple internal divisions within AECI including Accounting & Finance, Engineering & Operations, Executive, Power Marketing, Member Services and Information Services. External communication will consist of coordination with AECI’s member-owner G&T cooperatives, FERC counsel, Regional Transmission Organization (“RTO”) and Independent System Operators (“ISO”) staff and transmission owning counterparties. All experience levels will be considered.

What we are looking for:

· A team player who can work and communicate with various technical backgrounds, including engineers and accountants

· The ability to work autonomously and become the subject matter expert (SME) on several policy and technical related topics

· The ability to digest FERC and RTO/ISO policy and interpret the real impacts to AECI and its members

· Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Accounting or similar discipline, or commensurate experience with a strong preference for accounting proficiencies

· Someone to perform as the SME for the AECI ATRR

· Proficiency in AECI Balancing Authority tie reconciliation process and energy accounting

What does a typical day look like for you as a Transmission Policy Specialist/Tariff Administrator? You will be:

· Working with AECI G&Ts, AECI Operations, Transmission Planning and 3rd party transmission customers

· Interpreting the OATT and providing policy guidance to our Accounting & Finance division and Operations & Transmission Planners

· Transmission ratemaking internal processes and maintaining AECI’s ATRR

· Performing contract administration and development

· Administering the transmission service requirements of member load on non-AECI Transmission System

· Administering and developing contracts

· Developing position papers on key policy issues

· Coordinating with other transmission departments on stakeholder outreach and policy review and comment

· Participating in the development of revised policies affecting distributed generation and Member System renewable generation

· Performing various technical data analysis including cost allocation, transmission rate development and carrying cost

AECI provides a competitive total compensation package including paid health care and dental premiums starting on day one with vision plans available. Basic life, short-term disability and long-term disability are paid for by AECI as well as a 401k with an employer match. Invest in yourself with our tuition reimbursement and enjoy time away with Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays. Wellness incentives and employee assistance programs are also available. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!