Associate Director of Government Affairs

08 Jul, 2022


Associate Director of Government Affairs

EDP Renewables
Houston, TX

Job Details



Manage the regional, state and local governmental affairs of EDPR NA for an assigned region of the United States, working in conjunction with Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Central Region as needed to execute the company’s policy analysis and advocacy agenda in the region.  Preferably work out of the company’s Houston, TX office.

Main accountabilities:

  • Represent EDP Renewables before local, state, regional and federal policymakers, industry associations, and other stakeholder organizations
  • Lead in identifying and analyzing the impact of critical legislative and regulatory issues on EDP Renewable’s business plan
  • Monitor media and policymaking entities to track key policy and regulatory developments
  • Draft communications to key personnel, including the Central Region’s leadership, and the company’s executive leadership, assessing the implications of proposed and current legislation and regulations
  • Integrate input from the Central Region’s leadership, and the company’s executive leadership, to articulate the company’s positions on key policy matters
  • Develop and internally disseminate the company’s policy advocacy strategy, including timelines and resource needs
  • Oversee the work of internal teams, consultants, lobbyists, trade association representatives, allied stakeholders, and others in communicating the company’s position to elected officials, government staff, and other opinion leaders
  • Support internal Development and Communications personnel by sharing best practices, providing training as needed, and writing or contracting for position papers and analytical studies
  • Foster and strengthens relationships with allied stakeholders, elected officials, and other external parties to facilitate policy analysis and advocacy efforts
  • Represent the company at conferences, public forums, and government hearings
  • Support the Senior Director of Government Affairs on broader legislative and regulatory efforts as needed
  • Additional duties as required

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Political Science, or a related field
  • 10+ years in policy oversight and government affairs preferred
  • Substantive knowledge of renewable energy issues
  • Demonstrated success in achieving policy outcomes
  • Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products
  • Competency in analytical problem solving, strong communication, customer/partner relationships, and technology expertise preferred

Behavioral requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to take initiative and solve problems with a sense of urgency
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including solid drafting skills
  • High attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Negotiation and conflict-management skills
  • Strong coaching, mentoring, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated
  • High energy i.e. work quickly and produce quality of work over long periods of time
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong IT skills with a variety of programs such as Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Comfort working with a diverse group of individuals, including opponents
  • Exemplary standards of integrity, honor, safety, management, ethics, quality, efficiency, and productivity

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
  • Reading:  Ability to read and write English proficiently.  Ability to interpret, deliver,  and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Speech: Ability to interpret, deliver, and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form; fluent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job posted: 2022-07-08