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Rates and Pricing Manager

  • Full Time
  • Tacoma, Wash.
  • $155,604.80 - $199,534.40 Annually
  • Posting End Date: December 5, 2022

Website City of Tacoma

Wage or Salary:
$155,604.80 - $199,534.40 Annually

Tacoma Power’s Rates, Planning, and Analysis (RPA) team is looking for a Rates and Pricing Manager to lead and oversee the organizational unit responsible for analyzing and forecasting customer usage and developing rates for over 181,000 power utility customers across 17 different rate schedules, including multiple special rate schedules. In this role you will manage the development of the short- and long-range customer demand and sales forecasts, associated publications, and reports.

Responsibilities Include:

Oversee the electric utility ratemaking process, including cost-of-service analysis, retail rate design, and retail rate change, in accordance with state and local law, Public Utility Board Strategic Directives, electric utility rate and financial policy, industry standards, and Tacoma Power-specific ratemaking objectives.
Ensures compliance with all technical and legal steps required to adjust and develop retail rates.
Ensure the immediate and long-term financial stability and viability of the organization, maintaining low-cost power to our customers, preparing for the future in a dynamic and evolving industry, and maintaining a solid financial rating for the power utility.
Responsible for making presentations and recommendations for rate adjustments, new rate design, and policy changes to executive leadership, Public Utility Board, Government Performance and Finance Committee, and Council.
Ensure alignment of Tacoma’s Rates and Forecasting function with the Public Utility Board’s Strategic Directive on Rates, Financial Sustainability, and Resource Planning and Tacoma Power’s strategic plan.
Collaborate with multiple internal and external departments and stakeholders on matters impacting customer usage and retail rates to ensure stable and consistent rates for our customers.

Four years of management/supervisory experience AND
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with degree in engineering, business management, field of specialty or related discipline OR
Eight years increasingly responsible experience in the utility industry
Depending upon assignment a WA driver’s license may be required
Selection Process & Supplemental InformationThis recruitment is being managed by Kye Merritt. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with them on LinkedIn.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma’s diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma’s entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Tacoma Power
Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you’ll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.

Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
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If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date.

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