Southern Company Pricing Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

Pricing Analyst

Description

The Regulatory Pricing function is responsible for producing, analyzing, attaining necessary approvals for, and implementing regulatory and pricing initiatives that support the goals of the Company. This position will report to the Team Leader of Regulatory Pricing Design at the Alabama Power Headquarters located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Responsibilities of the analyst include:

  • Summarizing large data sets and utility concepts. Presenting results in emails, formal communications, white papers and presentations (Examples include providing price position comparisons utilizing Energy Information Administration (EIA) data, pricing support for renewable initiatives in support of existing or future APSC orders, researching other utilities regulatory mechanisms/rates and deriving information from models i.e. rate allocations)

  • Analyzing the impacts to both the Company and the customers of any proposed rate initiatives. Analysis requires extensive use of computer programs, particularly Excel.

  • Supporting the design of rate initiatives and analysis to ensure the collection of APC revenues based on utility cost of service principals

  • Presenting proposals and supporting analyses to internal management as well as external parties (possibly including the Alabama Public Service Commission staff) to gain approvals of pricing and regulatory initiatives

  • Working with Regulatory Planning, Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Metering, Power Delivery, Public Relations, Marketing and other operating companies to successfully implement any approved rate or rule changes

  • Working with Regulatory Planning, Public Relations or other internal departments to provide accurate and timely rate support, pricing communication and responses to various internal or external requests

  • Participating in the development of automated tools/systems that will maximize efficiency of our business processes; continually re-evaluating business processes and tools/technology to improve productivity and efficiency of the team

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:

Experience & Education

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Accounting or related field is preferred

  • MBA or similar graduate degree is a plus

  • Experience in structuring, analyzing, summarizing and presenting large volumes of data

  • Experience with or exposure to the implementation of utility rate design, rate filings, structuring or modification within the utility industry is preferred

  • Experience in managing cross functional projects that enable building and managing effective working relationships across multiple business units as well as other organizations is preferred

  • Experience in Regulatory, Pricing, Costing, Economic Analysis, Load Research or Data Analytics, Marketing, System Planning, Finance or Accounting is a plus

  • Experience utilizing Energy Information Administration (EIA), S&P Global (SNL platform) or other standard utility data sets is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong abilities in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel models combining utilization of advanced features and best practices

  • Computer programming skills (especially in SAS) are a strong plus

  • Understanding of Company rates, riders, financial goals and regulatory environment is preferred

  • Familiarity with utility industry economics, marginal vs. embedded pricing, rate filings, rate structures, statistics, research techniques and marketing fundamentals is a plus

  • Familiarity with Southern Company business operations is a plus

  • Strong written, presentation and verbal communication skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to build relationships at all levels

  • Demonstrated ability to apply out of the box problem solving and strategic thinking skills to issues with no clear solution

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with changing priorities

  • Ability to summarize utility concepts and large data sets through written communication and presentations for internal and external use

Behavioral Attributes

  • Attention to detail and strong motivation for quality, accuracy, and timeliness

  • Takes personal ownership/responsibility and demonstrates initiative

  • Customer focused and willing to accept challenging assignments

  • Demonstrates inclusiveness in a team environment

  • Remains focused during critical situations

  • Must be self-motivated, require limited supervision, and able to adapt to and support continuous change

  • Communicates essential information (problems, ideas, feedback, etc.) to manager & team in a timely manner

  • Plans & schedules work/projects & overcomes obstacles to accomplish objectives

  • Represents the department with a positive attitude and assures continued respect and trust in our work product

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2004938