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Title:  Regulatory Strategy Lead

Requisition ID:  25626

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Engineering Services

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.


Under limited supervision, this position will be required to identify, analyze, & recommendation strategies, while leading engagements on a wide variety of utility ratemaking & energy policy issues in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, & New Mexico. This position will manage relationships with internal & external stakeholders to ensure our operations have access to sustainable, reliable & cost-effective power supply options for the foreseeable future. Success will require creative approaches to solving complex & ambiguous multi-stakeholder issues in a rigid & imperfect environment. This will require a self-directed flexible mindset that can align short-term success with long-term goals. In partnership with the business & key stakeholders, continuously drives a strong culture of compliance & demonstrates integrity & professional judgment in protecting the interests of the company & its members.

Executes all aspects of utility rate cases & relevant dockets, this includes monitoring all filings, performing analysis, strategic guidance, & engagement management for utility regulatory proceedings across multiple jurisdictions simultaneously. Plans, develops & implements programs to ensure proper oversight, prioritization of company resources, & compliance with utility regulatory opportunities & requirements. Managing regulatory legal costs through prioritization of outside counsel & rate consultant work.

Researches energy policy & evaluates business impacts to ensure the company remains competitive under evolving federal & state regulatory environments.

Executes all aspects of utility rate cases & pertinent dockets, including the preparation of data requests & responses, testimony, work papers, exhibits, & models. Leads efforts as technical expert for company’s broad for all ongoing engagements, monitoring, & compliance requirements with existing utility regulation. Serves as Company’s expert witness when required & direct the efforts of outside expert witnesses & regulatory legal counsel to develop effective & persuasive communications.

Represent company to high-level external stakeholders including utilities, regulators, industry groups, & public interest groups to deliver sworn testimony, build partnerships, &/or implement collaborative energy supply solutions.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Economics, Accounting, Finance, Political Science or other relevant area and ten (10) years of related experience in a utility, PUC, or NGO in a regulatory capacity; OR
  • Juris Doctor or Master's degree in Business Management or relevant discipline and seven (7) years of related experience in regulatory capacity
  • Thorough understanding of utility ratemaking, regulatory environments, 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a leadership regulatory capacity for a C&I customer or directly in a leadership role at a PUC, FERC, ISO/RTO, or rate consultancy
  • Deep understanding of energy industry trends and a strategic perspective on the sector’s future


  • 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



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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