1868B – Regional Public Affairs Mgr

15 Mar, 2021

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1868B – Regional Public Affairs Mgr

PSEG
Uniondale, NY

Requisition ID:  66354

Job Function/Category:  Public Affairs

Employment Type:  Exempt Full Time

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.

 

Job Summary

The position is responsible for developing and implementing strategic outreach and communication plans to advocate and gain support for critical Enterprise priorities, legislative and regulatory proposals, and projects to a wide range of external audiences.   Primary audiences include federal, state and local elected officials, key business decision makers, public policy influentials and community organizers.  The position requires engagement of corporate executive officers on matters of critical importance to the company and entails advising corporate executives on the external implications and cost/benefits of decisions.  The position serves PSEG Power, PSE&G and all Enterprise lines of business as the corporate representative in the over 300 towns and 11 counties, state legislative districts and congressional districts.  Responsibilities entail leading internal teams from Enterprise organizations to develop plans and strategies that achieve milestones and goals while minimizing the impacts in communities.   Examples include linear transmission projects impacting multiple municipalities, back end environmental upgrades to generating stations, and solar panel installations in communities.  The position is also required to advocate with federal and state legislators on regulatory and legislative matters pending before the state and federal legislative bodies as well as serve to resolve escalated constituent issues as a means to leverage relationships to gain support for Enterprise initiatives.  The position requires a close working relationship with utility electric and gas distribution leaders as well as the highest level of emergency management official activated during emergencies and serve as the single point of contact with these offices during extended restoration periods.  The position frequently advises and directs the activities of projects teams as appropriate to successfully gain the external approvals needed to expedite project timelines.  The position is a key source of advice to company executives on the political and community impact of corporate decisions.  The position manages a contributions, sponsorship and events budget and requires the discretion to invest these corporate resources in the most effective manner to improve and leverage external relationships and achieve corporate objectives.  Active participation on strategic business and non profit organization boards of directors is required, frequently beyond normal business hours and on weekends.

Job Responsibilities

  • Advocate before local and county public bodies and officials to gain support for PSEG positions and projects.
  • Public presentations before official government bodies and business forums to advocate for PSEG positions and projects approval.
  • Development and implementation of strategic planning and outreach plans, process improvement and coordination, milestone tracking for capital projects
  • Provide strategic guidance to PSE&G project managers, engineers, legal, regulatory and permitting  associates  to gain required public sector approvals
  • Represent and negotiate on behalf of Enterprise as the sole point of contact with local and county government.  Assembles experts from the appropriate company and line of business to successfully resolve matters related to: transmission upgrades, network reliability, street light outages, storm restoration, environmental incidents, collections, road opening permits, gas main replacement, electric delivery and sub-transmission capital projects, tax appeals, solar installations, power generation matters in host communities and other Enterprise related matters.
  • Represents PSEG’s corporate and community interests throughout the state as the official representative of the company before the business, government and local community groups.

Job Specific Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 9 or more years of Utility or Power management work experience in combination with experience in Communications, Public Affairs and/or legal/regulatory areas. Candidates should possess experience in the fields of community relations, public boards or committees, lobbying, elected or appointed government or public sector experience, or large scale construction project experience.

Required Competencies:

  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills developed through interaction with executives, public officials and community /local boards.  Writing, presentation and public speaking skills.  Project planning and management.  Lobbying skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters degree along with public sector experience with state and local government; experience with public/private partnerships and policy initiatives; budget and management experience.  Knowledge of the power, utility and/or energy industries.

Minimum Years of Experience

9 years of experience

Education

Bachelor

Disclaimer

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information.  Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information.  Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made.  If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

 

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

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Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information.  Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information.  Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made.  If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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Job posted: 2021-03-15