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Guidehouse Regulatory Rate Design Senior Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Family :

Risk & Regulatory Compliance Consulting

Travel Required :

Up to 10%

Clearance Required :


This posting is intending to identify FUTURE talent

What You Will Do :

Senior Consultant-Regulatory Rate Design own client engagements from cultivation to completion. In this role, you will be accountable for the activities of the project team and support the day-to-day management of the client relationship. Senior Consultant-Regulatory Rate Design are expected to effectively develop and manage work plans, staffing, deadlines and budgets for multiple complex projects simultaneously. Work products are expected to be high-quality and client-ready. In this visible role, you will lead team meetings, and guide, manage, and coach consultants and senior consultants, providing constructive feedback on project participation and overall career development. Senior Consultant-Regulatory Rate Design work closely with Directors and Partners to keep them abreast of project progress and important developments.

In this Senior Consultant-Regulatory Rate Design role, you will be working in the Solutions team at Guidehouse to support the Utility Rate Design solution. Your role on this team will be to lead retail rate design projects, including cost of service, revenue requirement development, and cost allocation work. The focus of this Senior Consultant-Regulatory Rate Design role will be supporting retail rate design for utility clients, including modern pricing for new customer programs such as DERs, EVs, net energy metering and others as well as traditional power and water rate design.


  • Assist in the development and utilization of analytical models to conduct cost of service studies and design rates, including rates for new customer programs such as DERs and EVs.

  • Presenting new rates and programs to stakeholders, including executive leadership, governing bodies and regulators.

  • The ability to assume complete ownership of significant projects is essential.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Experience in performing data collection, manipulation, and analyses, which may involve spreadsheet and database creation and management.

  • Conducting detailed fact finding, research, and analysis through web-based research and interviews on regulatory policies and filings and market trends.

  • Supporting the assessment and development of business strategies, organizational structures, and business processes for energy-related organizations.

  • Communicating solutions, strategies, and analysis to clients through reports, presentations, and other documents for internal/external client use.

What You Will Need :

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business, policy, environmental, economics, finance, engineering, science and/or related discipline.

  • 3+ years of experience in a related field (e.g. utility finance, pricing / rates, regulatory support).

  • Due to the nature of contracts, US Citizenship restrictions apply

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

  • The salary for this position may vary depending on degree, directly relevant work experience, and location

  • Experience in cost of service and rate design for electric utilities.

  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experienced with data analytics, data modeling and visualization.

  • Proactive and independent work style.

  • Ability to assume ownership of tasks while collaborating with a close-knit team.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with researching, spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and slide presentation software.

  • Travel required.

What Would Be Nice To Have :

  • Masters of Science (MS) in business, policy, environmental, economics, finance, engineering, science and/or related discipline.

  • Experience working in electric utility finance/rates department

  • Experience as expert witness on utility rate and program design

The annual salary range for this position is $74,900.00-$149,800.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Student Loan PayDown

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.