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Transmission Policy Principal - West

Advanced Energy Economy

Advanced Energy Economy

United States
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Transmission Policy Principal - West

Advanced Energy United educates, engages, and advocates for policies that allow our member companies to compete to repower our economy with 100% clean energy. We work with decision makers at every level of government as well as regulators of energy markets to achieve this goal. The businesses we represent are lowering consumer costs, creating thousands of new jobs every year, and providing the full range of clean, efficient, and reliable energy and transportation solutions. The U.S. market for advanced energy products and services reached nearly $375 billion in 2022. Together, we are united in our mission to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy in the United States.

If you’re an entrepreneurial, innovative, analytical and thoughtful person looking to make an impact in the clean energy space, United might be the perfect place for you to share your talents. Team members at United are given the trust and responsibility to make big things happen, and myriad opportunities to learn new skills, explore new issue areas, and work with a broad cross section of the clean energy community. Being a team member at United also means working with a talented and diverse group of people, some who bring decades of experience spanning advocacy, philanthropy, clean tech, government and more—and our collaborative approach means we get to learn from each other, expert and novice, every day. And while our organization is fully remote, we are proud of the people-focused culture we have built and the connectedness of our team.

We work on serious issues, take our mission seriously, but never take ourselves too seriously.

Position Description

Advanced Energy United (United) seeks a smart, innovative, and politically savvy Principal to join our policy and campaign team on transmission. The Principal will work collaboratively with existing project teams in the west to accelerate the buildout of needed transmission to achieve 100% clean energy.

There is no silver bullet to reaching 100% clean energy as a country. It will require maximizing the use of demand side resources, as well as the buildout of utility scale clean energy resources and the needed transmission infrastructure to connect the nation’s clean energy resources with its energy demand. This campaign will build support for transmission at all levels of government that is responsive to local objectives and existing state policies. It will include a recognition of the critical role of distributed energy resources in achieving full decarbonization and ensuring that needed transmission buildout will be cost-effective and politically sustainable.

Focus states for this position will include: California, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada

United is seeking a highly energetic, creative, and solutions-oriented professional with a background in issue advocacy and campaigns at the state or regional level. Experience working on campaigns to advance clean energy solutions is a plus. The Principal will work collaboratively as part of project teams under the direction of the Transmission Campaign Director and relevant Managing Directors. The Principal will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to build support for and advance United’s transmission agenda in priority states. Candidates should be creative and flexible, with the ability to work in multiple venues with diverse stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have the ability to find common ground both with a diverse corporate membership and external stakeholders. Candidates will need to have the ability to travel to meet with United members, coalition allies and stakeholders, and public officials.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with United team members on developing and implementing strategies to accelerate the development of transmission in the region. This work will result in political and policy victories at the state level and within wholesale markets.
  • Work with United members to develop political positions and reach consensus on policy positions in key states on transmission-related issues. Facilitate coalition calls and community-based outreach around transmission priorities and projects.
  • Organize member engagement opportunities through direct decision maker engagement such as lobby days and candidate education, earned media, and expert testimony.
  • Draft campaign collateral needed for education and advocacy efforts and deliver verbal presentations as necessary.
  • Serve as United’s point of contact in existing coalitions working to advance transmission projects in targeted states, as well as build new coalitions to advance our policy priorities in the region.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with coalition partners, allies, and key legislative, regulatory and administrative staff.
  • Identify opportunities for United to seek earned media coverage, including earned media, op-eds, editorial board meetings, etc., in key media outlets. Draft press statements, write blog posts, participate in webinars, and create opportunities to showcase the benefits of transmission to achieving 100% clean energy.
  • Travel on an as needed basis (up to 30%) to targeted states for advocacy days, meetings with key allies and stakeholders, communications outreach, and other efforts on behalf of United.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 4-6 years of professional experience in campaign or issue organizing; experience advocating for clean energy is a plus.
  • Entrepreneurial approach, flexible attitude, and ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Intellectual curiosity, inquisitive nature, and excellent listening and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with business leaders is a plus.
  • Must be willing to travel

Job type: Full-time; regular; residence in the U.S. required

Location: Remote (preference for candidates residing in one of the focus states in the west)

Salary: starting at $70,000 annually

Start Date: January 2024

Advanced Energy United Perks include:

• Remote work and flexible schedule

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families

• Medical premiums covered for employees at 100%

• Flexible spending plans for health care and dependent care

• Profit Sharing opportunities and annual merit-based compensation increases

• $50/month personal wellness reimbursement

• $50/month phone stipend

• Up to $200 reimbursement for home office set-up

• Accrued Paid Time Off, 11 Federal Holidays, and an annual end-of-year closure

• Parental Leave

• Tuition reimbursement and professional development reimbursement

• 401(k) plan (with matching incentives)

Advanced Energy United is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application, interview process, and/ or to perform essential job functions please contact the Talent Acquisition team at careers@advancedenergyunited.org. We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice across our organization (“DEIJ”). We also incorporate these values into our mission of making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. We know that varied perspectives and a commitment to social justice are needed to succeed in making the United States an advanced energy economy. We commit to building and supporting an inclusive workforce that represents different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints.