Government Affairs Manager – USA

18 Sep, 2023


Government Affairs Manager – USA

GE Vernova
Washington D.C.

Job Description Summary

The role will report to the US Government Affairs Director. The position holder will support GE Vernova’s government engagement initiatives in US, representing all business units. Working in close partnership with the Government Affairs leadership team, they will advise on a broad range of governmental legislative, regulatory, and policy issues and lobby on GE Vernova’s behalf, monitor and advise GE Vernova’s global leadership regarding regional macroeconomic policy and regulatory issues that may affect GEV’s interests, and represent GEV at senior levels and interact with relevant third parties.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Support the mission execution of GE Vernova with focus in US, building strong stakeholder relationships
  • Inform GEV constituents, including GEV corporate leadership regionally and globally, and GE business leaders, of macroeconomic policy and regulatory trends and developments, and coordinate with those constituents on the development and execution of GEV’s Government Engagement agenda to protect and secure business growth
  • Partner with GEV businesses to develop and facilitate the execution of the business strategy and priorities in US and provide local market intelligence to the businesses
  • Lobby and influence on behalf of GE Vernova businesses to promote success for GE Vernova policies and decision making, leveraging expertise with government institutions and government decision-making procedures.
  • Monitor public policy and provide timely geopolitical analysis
  • Develop and execute public policy and affairs campaigns to achieve GE Vernova priorities and objectives
  • Coordinate with other functions such as public affairs, communications, business development, and compliance to ensure effective strategy toward shared goals
  • Co-lead a broader council of government affairs executives across GE Vernova to develop the strongest approaches toward success on government affairs issues and engagement.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in political science, public policy, law, or economics.
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience working on US government affairs matters, including significant relevant experience with a government, global corporation and/or with an international law or consultancy firm.
  • Deep knowledge of region government institutions, regulations, policies, funding programs, and priorities
  • Strong understanding of the decision-making process and procedures, and strong relationships with government officials and influencers in the region.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and lead on a strategic level within a complex organization
  • Previous experience in transactional support and funding programs would be a significant advantage
  • Fluency in English is required

Desired Characteristics

  • Issue advocacy and influencing skills with track record of successful application on behalf of a corporation or government
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and to lay out clear, logical and implementable game plans
  • Proven ability to execute effectively on priority tasks and responsibilities, including linking details to broad outcomes
  • Ability to build excellent working relationships within a matrix environment at all levels of the organization
  • Advanced communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to deal effectively with people and work in diverse multinational teams
  • Ability to anticipate trends and manage risk
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 15% of the time
About Us
GE (NYSE:GE) rises to the challenge of building a world that works. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today the company’s dedicated team, leading technology, and global reach and capabilities help the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE’s people are diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest level of integrity and focus to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for its customers.

Job posted: 2023-09-18