Central Region Policy Director

14 Nov, 2021


Central Region Policy Director

Form Energy
Somerville, MA/Berkeley, CA
Form Energy is a team of passionate people tackling the challenge of climate change through transformationally low cost energy storage.  Our team members are active learners who enjoy working on tough technology problems in massive markets and embody our values of humanity, excellence and creativity. The company is backed by a diverse set of committed investors and we have raised over $360M to date.
Role Description
As the Central Region Policy Director you will lead Form Energy’s regional market development initiatives in U.S. states in the MISO and SPP electric markets in coordination with Form Energy’s business development, analytics, and product teams. In this role you will oversee and lead Form Energy’s work to build regional relationships with governments, utilities, and NGO stakeholders to develop markets for Form Energy’s new multi-day energy storage asset class and to steer projects through regulatory approval. You will also craft and lead a government affairs strategy to support potential supply chain partnerships and investments in the region. You will be responsible for building and managing a regional team that includes external partners. This role will report to Form Energy’s policy executive.

What you’ll do:

    • Define and execute Form Energy’s market development strategy to expand commercial opportunities for multi-day energy storage in the MISO and SPP electric markets
    • Lead efforts to secure government incentives to support potential investments in the Central region
    • Shape regional legislation and regulations to ensure Form Energy’s long term commercial success in Central region states
    • Oversee and guide Form Energy’s participation in regional regulatory proceedings
    • Cultivate and manage relationships with high-level regional policy makers, nongovernmental organization leadership and other regional leaders
    • Build coalitions with regional advocacy organizations and key industry groups
    • Provide recommendations to senior management about regional market strategy and  trends relevant to multi-day energy storage
    • Recruit, manage and mentor team members and external partners, including lobbyists and trade organization
    • Collaborate with other Form Energy teams on regional market prioritization, market monitoring, thought leadership, and business strategy
    • Support company-wide public relations and communications efforts, playing a leading government affairs role in the Central region
    • Champion a positive, collaborative, blameless, open and generous culture

What you’ll bring:

    • BA/BS degree required; master’s or other advanced degree preferred
    • Recognized expertise on policy issues related to utility procurement and resource planning in the Central Region
    • Extensive relationships with government, utility and/or NGO leaders in the MISO and SPP states
    • Significant leadership experience navigating electric sector policy stakeholder processes to propose new ideas and shepherd them into practice
    • Significant experience in preparing and delivering policy filings to public utility commissions, state legislatures and/or wholesale market operators
    • Demonstrated track record advocating for and securing policy changes related to utility scale renewable energy, energy storage, or resource procurement
    • Experience navigating ambiguity and thriving in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment
    • Resourcefulness and a track record of being a successful team player capable of collaborating with multiple cross-functional teams
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Experience leading and successfully executing political and legislative campaigns
    • Flexibility and adaptability, and an ability to adjust quickly to changing prioritiesDeeply knowledgeable and passionate about energy system decarbonization
    • BA/BS degree required; master’s or other advanced degree preferred
Form Energy is committed to equitable compensation and we offer a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need. We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. We offer a 401k and all employees are granted stock options. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page.
At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job posted: 2021-11-14