Director – Federal Regulatory Affairs

24 Apr, 2022

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Director – Federal Regulatory Affairs

Avangrid
Washington, D.C.

Company

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

 

 

Purpose

Reporting to the VP, Federal Government Affairs for AVANGRID, this critical role will be instrumental for setting and executing the company’s strategy for federal policy matters related to regulations, permitting, and other federal actions.

This position will focus on the Executive Branch and manage issues related to all aspects of AVANGRID’s business including renewable electricity (wind and solar) and utilities (electricity and natural gas).

 

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain relationships that provide the right access and visibility with agencies.
  • Mange company’s strategy development and advocacy for federal regulatory matters particularly with the Departments of Energy, Interior, and Commerce, as well as relevant White House offices.
  • Analyze regulatory proposals, working with business leaders to develop company positions, and draft/submit comments to rulemakings as appropriate.
  • Advance company’s interest related to in federal policy matters and specific projects within an agency’s purview.
  • Focus on federal regulatory issues related to electricity, natural gas, environment, wildlife, and project permitting.
  • Represent and further the company’s interests in relevant coalition and industry group discussions.
  • Establish/enhance internal systems for tracking and reporting on key regulatory developments.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with company’s legislative advocates and business leaders to ensure alignment and enhance effectiveness.

Skills and Requirements

Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred in relevant discipline (Engineering, Policy, Legal)
  • Minimum 10 years relevant work experience (combination Engineering, Policy, Legal)
  • Outstanding verbal and writing skills for effective communications to policymakers and corporate leaders
  • Sophisticated understand and ability to use relevant IT tools including Microsoft Office

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

Competencies

  • Be a role model
  • Be agile
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Technical Skills

Mobility Information

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

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com

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Job posted: 2022-04-24