Manager Rates & Regulatory

Posted Feb 01
Full Time
Phoenix, Arizona

Title: Manager Rates & Regulatory

Requisition ID: 127405


Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category: Engineering Services

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Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Works under limited supervision executing both long-term strategies and daily decisions for Freeport-McMoRan’s North America operation’s retail utility partners and affiliates. Manage a team comprised of internal direct reports and outside services providers. This leadership role is responsible for all aspects of retail utility relations and supply agreements, rates and regulatory engagement and analysis, utility partnerships, and representation in coalitions.

  • Directs strategies on a wide variety of retail energy service issues including all rate cases, retail electric service agreements, rate analyses, interconnection agreements, and all other regulatory proceedings in pursuit of cost competitiveness, reliability, and decarbonization.
  • Researches energy policy and evaluates business impacts to ensure the company remains competitive under evolving federal and state regulatory environments.
  • Collaborates with operating sites and retail utility partners to implement processes that comply with electrical power requirements and evolving utility landscape.
  • Work closely with other C&I customers, utilities, and regional transmission organizations by representing the company and advancing strategies that promote value to end-use customers and meet the company’s sustainability and risk preferences.
  • Oversee employees, consultants, and contractors engaged in performing services or studies related to retail service agreements, utility rates and program offerings, regulatory proceedings, interconnections, and policy.
  • Contribute to budget preparation, risk mitigation strategies, and monitor/report performance for retail electric customers and wholly owned utility operations.
  • Informs and influences executive leadership on industry trends and pertinent issues for energy policy affecting Freeport’s operations and leads efforts to develop and deliver plans aligned with Company’s objectives and targets.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in an economics, engineering, accounting, policy, or other applicable business management/science discipline and twelve (12) years of related experience within a utility or PUC role, including supervisory/lead experience; OR
  • Master's degree in an appropriate economics, engineering, accounting, policy, or other applicable business management/science discipline and nine (9) years of related experience within a utility or PUC role, including supervisory/lead experience.
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices within retail utility tariffs, programs, regulation, and policy.
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written, including the ability to actively listen and to adapt behavior and communication style based upon the audience
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skill in following safety practices, and recognizing, controlling and/or eliminating hazards
  • Ability to build trust and credibility with leadership/contractors and establish common goals and expectations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience preparing and providing testimony in regulatory proceedings.
  • Experience with regulatory agencies including FERC and PUCs in AZ, CO, TX, NM.


  • Position requires travel up to 25% of the time.
  • 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 laws

At Freeport, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, rewards value and impact, and encourages safe production. Benefits and compensation are foundational elements of this package, along with career development opportunities, job progression and a culture supported by our core values, among others. Learn more at: FCX Jobs - Working Here


We provide an industry-leading benefits package with some of the lowest cost to employees – offering health, wellness, life insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and more. These benefits are available to you and your dependents starting day one. Our comprehensive benefits program is important to how we support the health and wellness of employees and their families. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details


The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $118,000-$165,000 . This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional incentive compensation considerations based on company and individual performance. Additionally, this position is currently eligible for annual long-term incentive consideration. Long-term incentives are contingent upon authorized approval under the terms and conditions of the Company's plan and award agreements. More details will be shared during the hiring process. To view an example of a Total Rewards Estimate for this role click here: Total Rewards Estimate

Safety / Work Conditions:

Candidates will be required to participate in a post-offer, pre-employment medical examination for the following positions which may have essential job duties that can impact both their own safety and the safety of others:

  • 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).

Please be advised that Freeport-McMoRan w ill never request payment for job-related expenses from applicants. If you receive any suspicious emails, please disregard them, and report the incident to _.

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