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Regulatory Strategy Specialist - Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121


Under limited supervision, this position requires identification, analysis, reporting, and recommendations on a wide variety of utility ratemaking and energy policy issues inside a sophisticated energy supply organization operating within many jurisdictions often as the largest consumer.  Coordinates between internal and external partners to ensure operations have access to sustainable, reliable and cost-effective power supply options.  Responsible for a variety of business and administrative activities that may include financial analysis, accounting, reconciliations, and billing related to providing power to mining operations.   


  • Plans, develops and implements programs to ensure proper oversight, prioritization of company resources, and compliance with utility regulatory opportunities and requirements. 
  • Research's energy policy and evaluates business impacts to ensure the company remains competitive under evolving federal and state regulatory environments. 
  • Provides analysis, strategic guidance, and program coordination for utility regulatory proceedings across multiple jurisdictions simultaneously.
  • Performs reporting to regulatory authorities and utilities to ensure the company meets all business and regulatory requirements.
  • Works cooperatively across the organization to communicate pending or upcoming regulatory proposals and impacts to operations. 
  • Obtains input from and collaborate with internal customers to align engagement strategy based on supply options and risk preferences.
  • Represents the Company to external stakeholders including utilities, regulators, industry, and public interest groups to build partnerships and implement energy supply solutions. 
  • Coordinates and supports the preparation of data requests and responses, testimony, work papers, exhibits, and models. Works closely with technical experts and external regulatory counsel to develop effective and persuasive communications.
  • Performs other duties as required. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Engineering or other relevant area and seven (7) years of related experience in a utility, Public Utility Commission (PUC), or Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in a regulatory capacity; OR
  • Master's degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Engineering or other relevant area and five (5) years of related experience in a utility, Public Utility Commission (PUC), or Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in a regulatory capacity
  • Thorough understanding of utility ratemaking, regulatory environment, and policy issues
  • Strong negotiating, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work self-directed from identifying opportunities to implementing solutions
  • Ability to follow safety practices and recognizing hazards.


  • MBA, JD, or relevant advanced degree
  • Direct experience representing the interests of energy buyers while working with electric utilities and regulatory commissions


  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English 
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator and internal staircase
  • Occasionally work may be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable State law

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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