Director, Government Affairs – Offshore Wind

13 Oct, 2021

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Director, Government Affairs – Offshore Wind

Invenergy
Washington, DC

Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Job Description

Position Overview

The Director, Offshore Wind will be responsible for developing and executing advocacy strategies as well as tracking all federal regulatory and legislative activities related to offshore wind to ensure alignment with Invenergy business and policy goals. The successful candidate will have existing relationships with, and collaborate with, key federal stakeholders including, but not limited to, Members of Congress and staff, executive branch officials, executive agency officials and staff, industry partners and allies, NGOs, environmental and labor organizations, and other relevant entities for offshore wind. The Director will work collaboratively with the Senior Manager of Federal Policy Analysis and Invenergy’s Offshore Wind development group to analyze, establish internal consensus on, and ultimately advocate for policies that lead to Invenergy’s successful procurement, deployment, and operation of offshore wind facilities in the U.S.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that Invenergy is well-positioned to compete in offshore wind procurements, as well as to succeed in the completion and operation of offshore wind projects by tirelessly advocating for accommodating policies;
  • Lead the advocacy of Invenergy’s offshore wind and related business interests;
  • Act as the key liaison between the Government Affairs and Offshore Wind departments in preparation for BOEM auctions, regulatory proceedings, and other related activities;
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders (Policy, Tax, Finance, Environmental, Legal) to develop policy positions on emerging issues;
  • Draft policy updates, presentations, talking points, white papers, issue briefs and other educational documents, and other content, as needed;
  • Collaborate with industry peers and trade associations on key policy development and advocacy calls;
  • Advance industry thought leadership that Invenergy has established to progress offshore wind policy in U.S. energy and climate circles;
  • Support the Government Affairs team on all relevant political fundraising activities; and
  • Support event planning and management in D.C., Chicago, project sites, and other venues, as requested.

Qualifications

  • Possess a thorough understanding of U.S. energy and climate policy, including the evolution of the U.S. offshore wind market;
  • Possess a verifiable track record of achieving policy goals in prior roles, preferably with a relevant agency, congressional office, association, or similar organization;
  • Demonstrate existing relationships with key offshore wind federal stakeholders including DOI, BOEM, BSEE, DOD, DOT Coast Guard and ACE.
  • Maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of federal legislative procedure and legislative and executive branch policymaking strategy;
  • Possess strong business acumen and be familiar with concepts such as risk, leverage and tax;
  • Be highly familiar with, and an active and engaged member of, the energy and climate community in D.C.;
  • Be capable of thoughtful, strategic thinking and communicating with an understanding of a wide range of stakeholder interests;
  • Possess a sense of urgency, initiative, and attention to detail;
  • Exercise strong interpersonal skills and exude confidence and comfort working with elected officials;
  • Be able to manage complicated and technical competing priorities and projects;
  • Be able to successfully utilize and leverage technology in order to perform responsibilities;
  • Maintain a high level of personal integrity and professionalism; and
  • Exercise strong writing, research, and critical thinking skills.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience;
  • JD and/or master’s in energy policy, political science, or business administration preferred;
  • Strong working knowledge of the federal government, including administrative rules; and
  • Working knowledge of renewable energy tax, climate (RPS, CES, CEPP, etc.), and trade policies related to clean energy infrastructure.

Benefits

Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), bonus, paid time off, etc.

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Diverse teams are better teams. The perspectives and experiences that people from different backgrounds bring to an organization drive better decisions and improved business results. Invenergy employees are inclusive and welcoming of all colleagues of all backgrounds, genders, races, sexual orientations, religions and abilities.

Job posted: 2021-10-13