Director, Renewable Energy Policy

25 Oct, 2022

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Director, Renewable Energy Policy

Quanta Services, Inc.
Houston, TX

Overview

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Leads operational business strategies with a direct impact on results. Promotes legislative and regulatory policy strategies to advance infrastructure deployment initiatives across the United States (and Canada?) with a keen focus on the clean energy sector. Acts as a trusted advisor to senior leadership to relay market and political information related to renewable energy and related industries. Collaborates with key Operating Units, especially Blattner Company, and internal experts to enhance our strategic objectives, and positions Quanta Services as a clean energy policy leader through our Government Affairs efforts.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL JOB SKILLS/DUTIES:

  • Monitors legislative and regulatory activities to determine potential impact to the organization and develop appropriate responses. Recognized as a subject matter expert and works with leaders to influence policy related to public affairs and compliance.
    • Educates and informs leaders about key government issues and opportunities.
    • Recommends company positions on state and federal legislation and regulations and communicate positions internally and externally.
    • Collaborates on and influence regulatory and legislative initiatives important for the company and our broader industry.
  • Presents complex analytical recommendations in the design, implementation, and administration of policies and objectives involving matters of local, state, and federal government legislation and regulations. Leads external federal and state activities and engagements that align with business needs.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with key state and federal legislative and executive government officials to ensure organization’s interests are promoted and protected, including associated authorities and relevant committees.
  • Engages and manages state public affairs consultants and lobbyists where needed.
  • Collaborates with federal lobbyists on relevant issues.
  • Engages and collaborates with labor organizations where appropriate.
  • Fosters, strengthens, and optimizes Quanta Services and Blattner Company’s involvement in relevant trade associations.
  • Represents company at conferences, public forums, and governmental hearings where appropriate
  • Advises relevant steering committees, working groups, and executives on renewable energy industry procedures and challenges.
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies, and procedures.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Identifies opportunities for streamlining work and reducing waste in order to improve efficiency.
  • Performs additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated impeccable integrity related to company values.
  • Effective and influential communication, and presentation skills, especially regarding policy development, analysis, and advocacy; must be able to convey complex information clearly and succinctly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with people of varied professional, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Experience working with trade associations and labor organizations.
  • Exceptional advocacy skills with a proven record of successfully driving advocacy strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with senior executives and government officials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Ability to maintain an acceptable driving record and valid driver’s license in order to travel frequently with overnight stays.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, or related field.
  • Significant experience in a Government Affairs or External Affairs role, preferably in the energy sector.
  • Strong renewable energy background.
  • Solid existing relationships with key industry players.
  • > 6 Years

 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Law, or Communications.
  • Good working relationship with organized labor players.
  • Previous experience working in or with U.S. state or federal legislative, executive, and/or regulatory branches of government and influencing complex policy issues, requiring external advocacy strategies.
  • > 11 Years

 

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS:

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • None required

 

Preferred Licenses/Certifications

  • None preferred

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None at this time.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Travels: Yes

Percent of time: 70%

Overnight required: Yes

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

If one-third of the time – “seldom” or “occasionally” If one-third to two-thirds of the time or more occasionally to frequently” If more than two-thirds of the time – “constantly”]

  • Stationary Position – Frequently
  • Pushing/Pulling/Reaching – N/A
  • Climb – Seldom
  • Kneel – N/A
  • Grab – N/A
  • Bend – N/A
  • Lift/carry over – Less than 5 LBS
  • Vision – 20/20 Corrected Vision
  • Hearing – Receive detailed information if spoken to

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Wet or Humid – N/A
  • Working near or on moving mechanical parts – N/A
  • Working near or on heavy machinery – Seldom
  • Working in high places – Seldom
  • Exposed to fumes or airborne particles – N/A
  • Exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals – N/A
  • Frequency of working in outdoor weather conditions – N/A
  • Work with Electricity – N/A
  • Work with explosives – N/A
  • Work on or near a source of radiation – N/A
  • Loud noise conditions (above 87dB)- N/A

 

Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, working conditions, physical demands, and activities my change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Quanta provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Workplace Type

Hybrid
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Job posted: 2022-10-25