Government Affairs Senior Advisor

26 Oct, 2022


Government Affairs Senior Advisor

Edison International
Washington, D.C.
Job Description
Join the Clean Energy RevolutionBecome a Government Affairs Senior Advisor at Edison International (EIX) and build a better tomorrow. In this role, you will be part of the Public Affairs (PA) team, which represents EIX before federal government agencies, the U.S. Congress & Administration, providing government officials with the information they need to enact smart public policies. This team is an advocate for federal policies that promote a sound electricity market structure protecting the interests of our customers, shareholders and employees.

You will be responsible for the monitoring, analyzing, and providing legislative updates to the Company, while developing and driving strategies for key corporate policy initiatives from a conservative perspective. In addition, you will serve as a primary lobbyist for advancing the Company’s policy goals and capital investment projects and programs. Your role involves and prepares Company executives in legislative proceedings and external leadership positioning opportunities.

A day in the life-Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Monitor, analyze and provide legislative updates on market conditions, coalition efforts and regulatory changes to determine potential impacts to Edison International (EIX) operations or positions.
  • Utilize consultants and trade associations to convey the EIX position and seek intelligence to support favorable legislative outcomes at a national level.
  • Develop and drive strategies for key corporate policy initiatives, while leading and managing strategy efforts that include; working with federal agency teams, outside legal counsel, lobbyists & legislative/industry leaders to ensure that the company’s strategic priorities will result in positive outcomes at legislative and regulatory levels.
  • Serve as a lobbyist for advancing EIX policy goals and capital investment projects and programs, including transportation electrification and energy efficiency efforts.
  • Create coalitions with industry, advocacy groups, community organizations and trade associations to advocate for favorable legislation and policies.
  • Work with members of Congress and federal agencies on all regulatory and legislative issues impacting EIX, including assisting congressional offices in drafting legislation and securing bi-partisan co-sponsors, as well as monitoring the development & implementation of federal regulations.
  • Prepare EIX executives in legislative proceedings and external leadership positioning opportunities, while leading, coordinating and preparing the EIX position in testimony and regulatory filings.
  • Plan and coordinate congressional and fundraising events.

The essentials

  • Seven or more years of public affairs experience, including federal and/or lobbying experience.

The preferred 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Political Science, Public Policy or related discipline.
  • Experience in cross functional team management with internal and external resources.
  • Successful at leading projects across a matrixed organization and driving change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven record of effective collaboration and cross-functional alignment.
  • Broad knowledge of Company and department policies, objectives, strategies, and goals; discipline or function being managed; applicable governmental laws and regulations.
  • Seven (7) years of congressional staff or federal experience.
  • Seven (7) years of lobbying or advocacy experience on behalf of energy companies or energy trade associations.
  • Possess excellent, engaging, and persuasive communication / presentation skills (oral & written); both 1:1 and large audience.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.

You should know …

  • This position’s work mode is hybrid. The employee will report to an SCE facility for a set number of days with the option to work remotely on the remaining days. Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage.
  • Position is located in Washington, D.C.
  • Some travel is involved (approximately 20%).
  • Visit our Candidate Resource page to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!

About Edison International

The people at EIX don’t just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At EIX, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At EIX, we celebrate our differences. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.


Job posted: 2022-10-26