PURA currently has several job openings. Learn more here.



Are you a professional in the energy, telecom, or water space interested in impacting and implementing public policy and utility regulation? Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) currently has the following job openings.


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Current Openings

 Title  Position Highlights  Office/Unit  Applications Due
 Utilities Examiner 1 PURA is currently looking to expand its recently created Office of Education, Outreach and Enforcement (EOE) to include a Utilities Examiner 1 – a role that is responsible for performing a full range of accounting tasks in the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of complex financial statements and statistical exhibits submitted by public utility companies. 

The selected candidate will play a crucial role on upcoming assignments associated with PURA's implementation of its Equitable Modern Grid Initiative and key portions of Public Act 20-5, known as the "Take Back Our Grid" Act, including but not limited to, investigations, inspections, and audits into the financial records of regulated electric, gas, water utilities, and telecommunications companies. The person in this role may also play a role in advising and opining on the financial stability of regulated companies.
 Office of Education, Outreach, & Enforcement
 January 25, 2022
Public Utilities Supervisor of Technical Analysis The Office of Education, Outreach, and Enforcement (EOE) Supervisor of Technical Analysis (STA) will report to the Director of EOE and be responsible for scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work of EOE staff as well as planning and prioritizing unit work in all three EOE units (Education and Outreach; Licensing and Certification; Medication and Enforcement).

This person will assist the EOE Director with establishing and maintaining office policies and procedures, particularly as it relates to consumer assistance and education to ensure EOE meets key agency priorities. 
 Office of Education, Outreach, & Enforcement  January 26, 2022
 Public Utilities Supervisor Of Technical Analysis  PURA has an opportunity for a talented industry professional to lead a dynamic new unit focused on innovative approaches to modernizing utility regulation, improving public utility performance, and realizing Connecticut’s public policy goals, including advancing the State’s ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets and delivering on the objectives of PURA’s own Equitable Modern Grid initiative. 

The Supervisor of Technical Analysis and the Utility Performance and Analysis unit will lead PURA’s cross-disciplinary work, including establishing a performance-based regulation (PBR) framework for the state’s electric distribution companies, developing a framework for testing and scaling novel technology and customer solutions, establishing an integrated distribution planning process to ensure alignment between utility planning and public policies, and conducting annual reviews of the electric utilities public policy-related expenses.
Office of Utility Programs & Initiatives
 January 26, 2022
 Research Analysts (Multiple Openings) The Research Analyst supports the work of the OUPI in effectuating the agency’s Equitable Modern Grid initiative, which has led to the creation of new energy storage and electric vehicle programs.

The Research Analyst may also assist PURA in establishing a performance-based regulation (PBR) framework for the state’s electric distribution companies, to ensure that the electric utilities incentives are aligned with the public interest, along with implementing key portions of Public Act 20-5, known as the “Take Back Our Grid” Act, and Public Act No. 21-159, "An Act Concerning Equitable Access to Broadband." 
Office of Utility Programs & Initiatives January 31, 2022 
 Utilities Finance Specialist The Utilities Finance Specialist will assist on the cross-disciplinary work assigned to the new unit, including establishing a performance-based regulation (PBR) framework for the state's electric distribution companies, developing a framework for testing and scaling novel technology and customer solutions, establishing an integrated distribution planning process to ensure alignment between utility planning and public policies, and conducting annual reviews of the electric utilities public policy related expenses. 
 
This position will also assist with discrete, quantitative analysis and studies as required by the Connecticut General Assembly and as requested by PURA management. Such studies may include, but are not limited to, the research questions contemplated in Docket No. 17-12-03RE10, PURA Investigation into Distribution System Planning of the Electric Distribution Companies - Building Blocks of Resource Adequacy and Clean Electric Supply.
 Office of Utility Programs & Initiatives  January 31, 2022
 Utilities Examiner 1 PURA is looking for an accountant/auditor (Utilities Examiner 1) for its new Utility Performance and Analysis unit focused on innovative approaches to modernizing utility regulation, improving public utility performance, and realizing Connecticut’s public policy goals, including advancing the State’s ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets and delivering on the objectives of PURA’s own Equitable Modern Grid initiative.

As a Utilities Examiner the incumbent will:
  • Assist on the cross-disciplinary work assigned to the new unit, including establishing a performance-based regulation (PBR) framework for the state’s electric distribution companies, developing a framework for testing and scaling novel technology and customer solutions, establishing an integrated distribution planning process to ensure alignment between utility planning and public policies, and conducting annual reviews of the electric utilities public policy-related expenses. 
  • Assist with discrete, quantitative analysis and studies as required by the Connecticut General Assembly and as requested by PURA management. Such studies may include, but are not limited to, the research questions contemplated in Docket No. 17-12-03RE10, PURA Investigation into Distribution System Planning of the Electric Distribution Companies – Building Blocks of Resource Adequacy and Clean Electric Supply.
  • Be a part of the team responsible for implementation of key portions of Public Act No. 21-159, An Act Concerning Equitable Access to Broadband, with the objective of ensuring the timely and equitable expansion of broadband access across the state.
Office of Utility Programs & Initiatives
January 31, 2022 
Rate Specialist
 
PURA currently has an opportunity for a Rate Specialist (PURA’s equivalent to a Research Analyst focused on quantitative analysis) in the Office of Utility Program and Initiatives (OUPI).  The Rate Specialist will support the work of the Reliability, Security, and Resilience unit on PURA’s Equitable Modern Grid initiative, along with assisting in implementing key portions of Public Act 20-5, known as the “Take Back Our Grid” Act, and Public Act No. 21-159, An Act Concerning Equitable Access to Broadband. 


The Rate Specialist will also support the agency’s proceedings related to the state’s investor-owned electric utilities’ reliability, resilience, cybersecurity, and distribution system planning efforts and programs.  The Rate Specialist will also support PURA’s efforts to ensure the equitable and timely expansion of broadband access across the state.

 Office of Utility Programs & Initiatives  January 31, 2022
Rate Specialist
 

PURA currently has an opportunity for a Rate Specialist. This Rate Specialist will be responsible for performing a full range of tasks related to independently reviewing consumer complaints and participating in examinations and investigations of complex complaints and filings. This position will be part of the Education and Outreach Unit housed within the Office of Education, Outreach, and Enforcement.

The person in this role may be expected to attempt to resolve complex disputes over rate and service issues, interact with customers directly via phone and email regarding complaints or inquiries, and participate in drafting recommendations for department decisions.

Office of Education, Outreach, & Enforcement  February 10, 2022
Utilities Engineer 3  PURA is currently looking to expand its recently created Office of Education, Outreach and Enforcement (EOE) to include a Public Utilities Engineer 3 - a role that will be responsible for performing complex, electric, gas, water, and telecommunications industry assignments within EOE’s Mediation and Enforcement unit. The person in this role may be expected to lead other technical staff in the context of specific projects or proceedings.

The selected candidate will play a crucial role on upcoming assignments associated with PURA's implementation of its Equitable Modern Grid Initiative and key portions of Public Act 20-5, known as the "Take Back Our Grid" Act, including but not limited to, investigations into the utilities' preparation for and response to major storm events; a deep dive into the distribution interconnection procedures employed by the electric utilities; advising EOE staff on engineering issues; and involvement in inspections and audits into the regulated electric, gas, water, and telecommunications companies. 
 Office of Education, Outreach, & Enforcement  February 11, 2022

 

Content Last Updated January 2022