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Project Consultant

Company: NiSource
Location: Fredericksburg
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe Risk, Insurance, Strategy, and Energy (RISE) team helps NiSource make decisions under uncertainty. The team leverages its integrated capabilities and expertise to deliver comprehensive analyses and innovative solutions across the enterprise. The Project Consultant drives segment level initiatives that involve a variety of cross-functional project teams and members in order to advance key NiSource strategy. They partner with RISE senior leadership as well as segment leadership in Electric, Gas or Corporate in order to address current and future issues facing our environment across NiSource. They will drive to closure specific projects related to regulatory strategy, risk, and insurance. They will maintain an external perspective of industry best practices.Principal Duties and ResponsibilitiesNote: This position is accountable for overseeing contractors, third parties and other internal resources assigned to support initiatives.Strategic Planning:

  • Leads or manages the strategic planning process for segment (Electric, Gas or Corporate) initiatives and provide an enterprise wide perspective on the impact of those initiatives to NiSource
  • Develops insightful business analysis that evaluates the financial, market, and regulatory environments through the lens of customers and other stakeholders
  • Collaborates with senior management leadership to develop topical content and material for executive and board level presentations
  • Supports scenario analysis centered around impact of industry uncertainties on NiSource business outlook and assess the viability of various strategic responsesBusiness Partnering:
    • Leads and/or supports cross-functional teams to facilitate deep dive analyses into high value issues and develops set of actionable alternatives for decision makers
    • Performs analyses to evaluate the opportunity and the risks of the electric segment capital investments decisions, e.g., in the context of electric grid modernization investment strategy or generation transition strategy
    • Leverages strategy analysis tools e.g. (SWOT analysis) and market trends to identify strategies and initiatives to address desired segment objectivesResearch and Industry Engagement:
      • Develops a solid understanding and perspective primarily through research on major industry trends, and their potential implications for NiSource
      • Collects, analyzes and interprets data to form externally informed, actionable insights and outlooks that can be used to support the formulation and refinement of NiSource strategy
      • Proactively monitors, tracks, interprets and shares key industry, regulatory and technology trends to guide leadership in decision making.Required Qualifications for Position
        • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
        • Strong analytic and financial modeling skills, with understanding of how to link strategies to financial plans and utilize research and analysis to develop innovative insights and drive actionable results
        • Demonstrates ability to structure, analyze and present decision focused alternatives
        • Demonstrates capacity for critical thinking and problem solving in ambiguous environments
        • Demonstrates ability to see and understand the big picture
        • Demonstrates ability to effectively collaborate across functions
        • Demonstrates ability to develop clear and logical presentations
        • Advanced business modeling and decision analysis skills
        • Strong verbal and written communication skills
        • Proactive work style and ability to work independently and manage cross-functional activities with limited oversight
        • Solid Understanding of the electric and gas utility industry trends/challenges, and the regulatory environment
        • Travel could be expected between 510%Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position
          • MBA, or similar advanced degree
          • CPA, CFA, PE or similar credential is a plus
          • Previous experience at a regulated utility
          • 7+ years of applicable business experienceDisclaimerThe preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.Inclusion & DiversityValue inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.Equal Employment OpportunityNiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.Safety StatementPromote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.Posting Start Date:2022-11-01-07:00Posting End Date (if applicable):Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, youll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And youll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of Americas Best Large Employers.We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, weve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If youre interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.

Keywords: NiSource, Alexandria , Project Consultant, Professions , Fredericksburg, Virginia

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