Employment Opportunities

Assistant General Counsel – Commercial and Compliance

Assistant General Counsel – Commercial and Compliance

An Assistant General Counsel, under the leadership and direction of the General Counsel, provides legal counsel and represents the interests of the Long Island Power Authority (the “Authority”) and its subsidiary, the Long Island Lighting Company d/b/a LIPA, (collectively referred to herein as “LIPA”) as well as that of the Utility Debt Securitization Authority.

The principle areas of responsibility for this Assistant General Counsel position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Drafting, managing, coordinating and participating in contract negotiations (or overseeing the Authority’s Service Provider, PSEG Long Island, or outside counsel in same) related to power purchase agreements and related financings;
  • Negotiating with outside parties on certain other contractual issues and legal disputes related to real estate, tax and environmental matters, including settlement conferences;
  • Coordinating dispute resolution proceedings of complex commercial matters across a variety of subject matters;
  • Advising senior management on a broad range of federal and state regulatory and compliance matters, including:
  • Providing legal guidance to the Procurement Department including liaising with the NYS Office of the State Controller and the NYS Office of the Attorney General;
  • Advising on Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (“MWBE”) and Service Disabled Veteran’s Owned Business (“SDVOB”) compliance issues;
  • Participating in the execution of LIPA’s and UDSA’s legal and regulatory compliance program including obligations pursuant the Public Officers Law, Public Authorities Law, New York State Finance Law, NYS Executive Law, NYS Executive Orders, LIPA’s Codes of Ethics and Conduct, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the New York State Department of Public Service, NYS Administrative Law, NYS Energy Law, and LIPA’s Debt Covenants; and
  • Preparing presentations and reports regarding compliance matters for LIPA senior management and the Board of Trustees and the UDSA Board of Trustees.
  • Preparing materials for the Board of Trustees of LIPA and UDSA related to or stemming from the responsibilities listed above.

All Assistant General Counsel may be assigned matters outside the principal responsibilities listed.

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor degree or LLM and admission to the New York State bar with a minimum of five years of relevant experience practicing in a large law firm or in-house with a large corporation.
  • Versatile with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple initiatives, must demonstrate exceptional self-discipline in order to work independently and collaboratively without a lot of direct supervision.

Personal Attributes:

  • A committed, business-minded, legal professional, capable of building trusted relationships at multiple levels;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Self-motivated, autonomous and tenacious with a commitment to personal and professional growth;
  • Displays credible leadership potential with the capacity to direct and manage outside counsel and to manage and influence key stakeholders with conviction;
  • Intellectually curious with the ability to communicate in a clear, concise and compelling manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complexity, process information, and incorporate feedback into an interactive business conversation;
  • Collaborative, ethical and proactive with an assertive attitude, attention to detail and a commitment to excellence; and
  • Strong communication and organizational skills and naturally disposed to working as a member of a highly collaborative and integrated legal team.

LIPA offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and responsibilities.

Applying:

Interested parties should submit their cover letter and resume to Barbara Ann Dillon, Director of Human Resources and Administration, at legaljob@lipower.org

Manager of Customer Operations Oversight

Manager of Customer Operations Oversight

Assisting the Director of Customer Service Oversight and Stakeholder Relations in overseeing LIPA’s Service Provider’s (PSEG LI) performance with respect to customer-facing systems, processes and programs, the Manager will work with the Operations Oversight department, the Service Provider, and Department of Public Service (DPS) staff to develop and analyze data, information, reports, key performance indicators, etc. to assess the performance of the Service Provider and to identify best practices and opportunities for technology innovation and procedural and process improvements.

The Manager will carry out this responsibility by:

  • Monitoring and assessing the Service Provider’s performance in meter reading, billing, collection, and related back-office functions through review of reported performance, field observation, and investigations as required.
  • Assessing the Service Provider’s performance against existing metrics and targets
  • Developing new metrics and changes to existing metrics
  • Monitoring improvement initiatives
  • Reviewing and analyzing results of customer satisfaction surveys to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Assessing the Service Provider’s progress in utilizing advanced technologies to improve service and customer choices, including advanced metering and technologies that promote customer engagement and interaction with the utility.
  • Developing and maintaining familiarity with industry best practices and performance trends in customer service and related application of new technology.
  • Identifying areas requiring in-depth review and coordinating with LIPA’s Director of Audit

The Manager will also:

  • Assist the Director in reviewing the Service Provider’s proposals and implementation of programs under the Utility 2.0 Long Range Plan and Annual Updates
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with the Service Provider and DPS staff to facilitate oversight of Service Provider’s performance
  • Support Operations Oversight Department’s Emergency Oversight activities during storm and other events.
  • Review proposed operating and capital budgets, and monthly and year-to-date variances from approved budgets
  • Assist the Director and the Manager of Customer Service Oversight with complaint and appeal resolution.
  • Perform other duties and job functions as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in utility operations with emphasis on customer service and technology applications.
  • BS/BA degree in Business, Mathematics, Economics or Engineering with strong emphasis on quantitative analysis.
  • Demonstrated expertise in applying analytical tools, methodologies, and frameworks to business or policy issues in the electric or natural gas industries.
  • Ability to analyze processes and data related to service provider’s performance and identify key trends and anomalies
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Operations Oversight and senior staff on matters related to the service provider’s performance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including communicating with technical and managerial audiences
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Adaptable to changing business conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as build consensus and support teams in a professional manner
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail for timely and accurate completion.

LIPA offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and responsibilities.

Applying:

Interested parties should submit their cover letter and resume to Barbara Ann Dillon, Director of Human Resources and Administration, at operationsoversightjob@lipower.org

Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager

Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager

The Long Island Power Authority (“LIPA”) is seeking a candidate for the position of Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) Program Manager. The ERM Program Manager will report to LIPA’s Director of Risk Management and will be responsible for administering and facilitating the activities of LIPA’s ERM Program.

The ERM Program seeks to implement a risk identification, mitigation, and an active risk management program by utilizing a bottom-up (department level) approach to identify risks and mitigation plans for LIPA and its major service provider, PSEG Long Island (“PSEG LI”), with guidance from LIPA’s ERM staff, Executive Risk Management Committee and the Utility’s Senior Leadership Team.

The ERM Program has adopted an approach that focuses on empowering the operating departments to manage their risks by providing them with the tools and capabilities to identify, assess and prioritize, develop response plans and to monitor and report risk trends up to senior management. Ultimately, the ERM Program strives to help management develop effective business strategies, while the rest of the organization focuses on development and monitoring the effectiveness of mitigation strategies. This approach enables management to consider the highest ranked risks across the organization when prioritizing capital allocations to reduce the likelihood and severity of risks which may affect the achievement of the utility’s mission, goals and key priorities.

The primary responsibilities of the ERM Program Manager include:

  • Plan, schedule and execute the ERM program components across all utility departments in a timely manner;
  • Prepare materials and facilitate risk workshops/working sessions, in parallel for multiple departments, understand the business chemistry of risk owners and key stakeholders, and manage milestones and key deliverables required by each department to meet the ERM project timeline;
  • Proactively identify continuous improvement efforts for the Enterprise Risk Assessment (“ERA”) process consistent with utility best practices. This may require refinement of processes within LIPA’s ERM program and risk framework, modification to LIPA’s ERM Internal Procedures and Controls Manual to identify efficiencies rendering the program more effective and minimizing to the extent possible, disruption to normal business activities;
  • Attend and participate in regional ERM roundtable meetings to implement leading ERM practices and processes;
  • Work with each functional department and track their development of:
  • "Bow-tie" risk analysis - departments will need to identify root causes and consequences for each risk which my help to develop more informed mitigation strategies;
  • Risk mitigation response and action plans including operational changes (controls, procedures and/or policies and identify budgetary needs) to mitigate risks when necessary;
  • Development of risk monitoring capabilities that utilize key risk indicators (KRIs), key risk performance indicators (KPIs) and other metrics which can be used to monitor trends for key enterprise risks;
  • Develop and implement efficient and effective ERM risk dashboards for monitoring changes in risk trends and facilitate meaningful and consistent utility management and board reporting;
  • Develop or enhance ERM tools including defining the utility’s appetite and tolerance for risk-taking;
  • Monitor the effectiveness of risk mitigating activities LIPA and PSEG LI deploy to address the highest ranked key risks.
  • Prepare meeting agendas and materials to communicate ERM Program activities, and recommend revised processes for consideration by LIPA’s Executive Risk Management Committee;
  • Develop emerging risk communication mechanism to report key emerging risks to management;
  • Work with LIPA’s Director of Internal Audit and Director of Risk Management to administer operational risk management improvement processes;
  • Prepare executive level reports for senior leadership and LIPA’s Board Finance and Audit Committee on a periodic basis;
  • Promote risk culture and awareness, assist in the development of communication and literacy of risk throughout the organizations.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree with emphasis in ERM, Finance, Quantitative Analysis or Business Administration;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in the field of Enterprise Risk Management, preferably within the utility industry;
  • Strong knowledge of ERM and risk control methods, internal control standards such as COSO and/or ISO 31000 frameworks;
  • Experience working with qualitative and quantitative risk models;
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other statistical and database applications such as Tableau or similar risk data warehouse and visualization software applications;
  • Excellent communication skills for effective reporting, presentations and group facilitation;
  • Ability to build and manage successful professional relationships;
  • Strong ability to analyze large amounts of data and effectively communicate key points to senior management;
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior management and the Board of Trustees ; and
  • Ability to work independently, manage and execute multiple projects within required timelines and expectations.

LIPA offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and responsibilities.

Applying:

Interested parties should submit their cover letter and resume to Barbara Ann Dillon, Director of Human Resources and Administration, at ermprogrammanager@lipower.org

Enterprise Risk Management Analyst

Enterprise Risk Management Analyst

The Long Island Power Authority (“LIPA”) is seeking a candidate for the position of Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) Analyst. The ERM Analyst will report to LIPA’s Director of Risk Management and support LIPA’s ERM Program. The ERM Analyst will help with continued development and enhancement of existing risk analytical tools, dashboards, monitoring reports and various other management presentation materials. The successful candidate will gain exposure to all aspects of the electric utility.

The ERM Program seeks to implement a risk identification, mitigation, and an active risk management program by utilizing a bottom-up (department level) approach to identify risks and mitigation plans for LIPA and its major service provider, PSEG Long Island (“PSEG LI”), with guidance from LIPA’s ERM staff, Executive Risk Management Committee and the Utility’s Senior Leadership Team. The ERM Program has adopted an approach that focuses on empowering the operating departments to manage their risks by providing them with the tools and capabilities to identify, assess and prioritize, develop response plans and to monitor and report risk trends up to senior management. Ultimately, the ERM Program strives to help management develop effective business strategies, while the rest of the organization focuses on development and monitoring the effectiveness of mitigation strategies. This approach enables management to consider the highest ranked risks across the organization when prioritizing capital allocations to reduce the likelihood and severity of risks which may affect the achievement of the utility’s mission, goals and key priorities.

The primary responsibilities of the ERM Analyst include:

  • Assist with planning, scheduling and execution of the ERM program components across all utility departments in a timely manner, and assist in the further development and maturity of the overall ERM program;
  • Prepare MS Excel risk dashboard templates and risk workshop presentation materials, in parallel for multiple departments;
  • Develop and disseminate ERM risk identification dashboards and monitoring reports that promote meaningful and consistent risk management and board reporting;
  • Assist departments across the organization track and monitor risk trends, key risk indicators (KRIs), key risk performance indicators (KPIs) and other performance metrics that may help inform business decisions;
  • Proactively identify Enterprise Risk Assessment (“ERA”) process improvements which are consistent with utility best practices;
  • Attend and participate in regional ERM roundtable meetings to identify leading ERM practices and processes for implementation at LIPA;
  • Prepare meeting agendas and presentation materials to communicate ERM Program activities and recommend revised processes for consideration by LIPA’s Executive Risk Management Committee;
  • Develop an emerging risk communication mechanism to report key emerging risks to management;
  • Work with LIPA’s Director of Internal Audit and Director of Risk Management to administer internal operational risk management improvement processes; and
  • Assist the ERM staff in preparing executive level reports for senior leadership and the Finance and Audit Committee of the LIPA board of Trustees on a periodic basis.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree with emphasis in ERM, Finance, Quantitative Analysis or Business Administration;
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ professional experience as an analyst supporting Enterprise Risk Management or Business Performance Excellence/Improvement, preferably within the utility industry
  • Experience working with qualitative and quantitative risk model
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other statistical and database applications such as Tableau, Active Risk Manager or similar risk data warehouse and visualization software applications
  • Excellent communication skills for effective risk reporting and communicating the value of risk management
  • Strong ability to analyze large amounts of data and effectively communicate key points to utility management
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior management and the Board of Trustees
  • Ability to work independently, manage and execute multiple projects within required timelines and expectations

LIPA offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and responsibilities.

Applying:

Interested parties should submit their cover letter and resume to Barbara Ann Dillon, Director of Human Resources and Administration, at ermanalyst@lipower.org

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), a corporate municipal instrumentality of the State of New York, and is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LIPA is an equal employment opportunity employer. Hiring and employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic predisposition, pregnancy or any other factor protected by law. Furthermore, LIPA is prohibited from considering the political affiliation of applicants or employees in employment decisions.

Disabilities

LIPA does not discriminate in hiring and employment decisions on the basis of disability and is committed to compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding disabilities. LIPA shall provide reasonable accommodations to all employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of their jobs, as required by law. Any employee seeking an accommodation must contact the Human Resources Department.

LIPA’s Reasonable Accommodations and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator is the Director of Human Resource and Administration Barbara Ann Dillon. LIPA’s General Counsel Jon Mostel is the alternate Reasonable Accommodations and ADA Coordinator.

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Executive Order No. 161 - Ensuring Pay Equity by State Employers

Applicants for employment with the Long Island Power Authority, please note: New York State Governor Cuomo recently issued Executive Order No. 161 (EO 161) entitled “Ensuring Pay Equity by State Employers.” The Executive Order bars state entities from asking for or requiring that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as that individual has been extended a conditional employment offer that includes compensation.