Director, US Government Relations & Public Affairs

21 Aug, 2023


Director, US Government Relations & Public Affairs

Washington D.C.

Director, US Government Relations & Public Affairs

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

The role of Director, US Government Relations & Public Affairs is to Develop and implement government relations strategies to grow and defend ABB’s businesses. Ensure ABB’s views are communicated to federal and state policymakers, engage with broader policymaking community, and communicate impacts of government actions to internal stakeholders. In this role, you will be leading public affairs and thought leadership initiatives, campaigns, and events to build ABB’s brand recognition and industry leadership.

This position reports to

Public Affairs Manager

Your responsibilities


  • Enhances ABB’s brand in the policymaking community as a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with stakeholders in U.S. Congress, Executive agencies, trade and industry associations, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations, outside consultants, Washington offices of peer companies, and more
  • Serves as a primary ABB representative, educator, and lobbyist on policies of importance to ABB at federal, state, and local governments, as well as trade associations and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Develops and executes federal legislative, regulatory, and executive advocacy strategies to advance and defend ABB market position and priorities
  • Utilizes a variety of tools to achieve company goals including, but not limited to, personal education and advocacy, white papers; op-eds and articles; social media campaigns; trade shows, conferences or exhibits; thought leadership forums; and ABB-sponsored events
  • Manages ABB’s official comments on certain regulatory matters and public comment opportunities
  • Actively monitors, investigates, researches, and analyzes policy developments, regulatory actions, and political environment at the federal, state, and local government levels
  • Provides advice and counsel to internal ABB stakeholders about policy, regulatory, and political developments that may impact ABB’s businesses, markets, and/or customers
  • Communicates government activities through regular written, verbal, and virtual updates to internal ABB stakeholders


Your background


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years of government related experience and experience with energy, infrastructure, cybersecurity, manufacturing, international trade or technology sector advocacy.
  • Advanced degree – JD, MBA, Masters in relevant field
  • 3 to 5 plus years of experience on Capitol Hill and/or federal executive agency
  • 3 to 5 plus years of experience lobbying with corporation, trade association or outside policy consulting organization
  • Strong understanding of corporate communication and reputation management
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills that drive action among internal and external stakeholders
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills to develop short- and long-range integrated strategies
  • Solutions-oriented mindset, structured, gets things done and on time
  • Interested in the business and driven by contributing to company success; strong business acumen
  • Consensus-builder with ability to bring people together to achieve a goal
  • Problem-solver with demonstrated experience managing projects within complex organizations
  • Extensive knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory processes
  • Experience in government compliance
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently
  • Experience in coalition lobbying
  • Demonstrated research, analytical, and writing skills
  • Ability to work well with all levels of government, ABB’s decentralized businesses, trade associations and public interest groups
  • Ability to represent ABB’s positions with authority and persuasion
  • Ability to adapt to changing subject advocacy
  • Proficiency in social media, Keen political instincts and Highest ethical standards
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US



  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Healthcare plan
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

Global Business Services (GBS) is ABB’s shared services organization which delivers operational and expert services in Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Legal, Global Travel Services and external Customer Contact Centers. With employees based in five main hubs and front offices, GBS provides mainly Business services to ABB teams across the globe as well as supports with external customer inquiries. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB’s career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner. #LI-Hybrid

Publication ID: US87152258_E1

Job posted: 2023-08-21