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Director – Federal Government Affairs
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies – a list of America’s best corporate citizens – and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com
Reporting to the VP, Federal Government Affairs for AVANGRID, this critical role will be instrumental for setting and executing the company’s federal advocacy strategies. This position will focus on Congress, though not exclusively, and manage issues related to all aspects of AVANGRID’s business including both renewable electricity (wind and solar) and utilities (electricity and natural gas).
- Lead company’s advocacy for federal legislative matters, including both strategy development and execution.
- Enhance and build trusted relationships on Capitol Hill, that provide access and visibility with key stakeholders, particularly with members of the New England delegation, committees with jurisdiction over energy matters, as well as relevant White House offices.
- Analyze legislative proposals, work with business leaders to develop company positions, and lobby for the company’s priorities.
- Represent and further the company’s interests in industry coalitions and trade groups.
- Strong collaboration skills with the ability to build alignment with other lobbyists (internal and external) and business leaders.
- Support a strong team-oriented culture focused on delivering results.
- Actively participate in the decision-making for and operation of the AVANGRID Employees’ Political Action Committee, including attending events and supporting activities to maintain and grow the PAC.
Skills and Requirements
•Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred in relevant discipline (Engineering, Policy, Law)
•Minimum 10 years relevant work experience (combination Engineering, Policy, Legal)
•Outstanding verbal and writing skills for effective communications to policymakers and corporate leaders
•Ability to leverage relevant IT tools including Microsoft Office and social media.
•Traditional DC based in-office work environment; currently working one hybrid day per week
•Must be willing to register as a federal lobbyist
Skills and abilities:
•Strong communication skills required, verbal and written
•Highly developed ability to resolve complex problems and negotiate successful outcomes
•Ability to build effective relationships for key stakeholders internally and externally
•Proven skills succeeding in a matrix-management environment
•Ability to prioritize and manage multiple competing requirements
•Ability to interact at all levels of the organization
•High integrity and emotional maturity
- Be a role model
- Be agile
- Collaborate and Share
- Develop Self & Others
- Empower to grow
- Focus to achieve results
- Technical Skills
Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country
Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables
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Job posted: 2022-09-20