Manager, Policy & Government Engagement

08 Jul, 2022


Manager, Policy & Government Engagement

Electric Hydrogen
San Carlos, CA/Natick, MA/Remote

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to create an abundant and decarbonized material future. Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels.

We are searching for a Policy and Government Engagement Manager responsible for direct policy advocacy, managing relationships with external partners to ensure government support, thought leadership, and engagement with government programs. You will play a vital role in shaping policy proposals and strategies that influence Electric Hydrogen’s efforts.


This position is ideally suited to a detail-oriented, initiative-driven individual who is eager to drive success across relationships with policymakers, government entitles, coalitions, and other groups to enable a smooth go-to-market process.


This position will be based in our office in San Carlos, CA, or Natick, MA. We are also open to remote possibilities.



  • Highly detail-oriented and organized with strong communication skills
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and provide direction to execute on proposals / grant writing for government programs
  • Ability to manage relationships with existing stakeholders and opportunistically identify new stakeholders to engage with
  • Ability to assess the viability of partnerships and programs to drive our technology adoption
  • Collaborative and naturally curious
  • Thrive in ambiguity and excels with multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment


  • Analyze, summarize, and communicate policies and standards that impact hydrogen, low carbon fuels, renewable energy; translate information into business implications and opportunities
  • Lead hydrogen-related policy stakeholder engagement, including establishing and maintaining relationships with relevant organizations and government entities (Department of Energy, state governments, community workforce organizations, and tribal entities)
  • Build coalitions with government groups, trade organizations, and companies with similar interests to advance progress on policy issues
  • Represent Electric Hydrogen and our interests in meetings and workshops with government agencies, including leading response writing for government RFIs (Request for Information)
  • Support proposal writing process (potentially with external proposal firm and cross-functional internal teams, e.g., Product and Engineering) to win government funding
  • Collaborate with Electric Hydrogen’s product team to communicate key policy-related market trends and provide insightful research to inform commercial strategy and product design decisions
  • Oversee the selection of and direct the work of government-related consulting firms and lobbyists
  • Communicate status updates to stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Implement programmatic improvements to work with external partners


  • Bachelor’s degree with experience in policy, law, economics, government affairs, program management, environment, or relevant field
  • 5+ years of climate policy experience
  • Experience in managing relationships with external firms and/or internal teams
  • Exceptional communicator
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Resourcefulness and history of being a team player capable of collaborating with multiple cross-functional teams in a fast-paced working environment
  • Experience navigating ambiguity


  • Knowledge of hydrogen policy landscape, including knowledge of the United States’s political dynamics and relationships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated track record of managing partnerships with government and other policy / government affairs focused agencies / coalitions in technology or decarbonization
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment of influencing climate policy decisions
  • Experience driving high-stakes engagements with officials, climate coalitions, industry representatives and other key stakeholders
  • Experience with managing a proposal writing process to secure government funding, particularly to the Department of Energy


  • Government Affairs / Policy
  • Commercial Strategy
  • Program Management
Employee Benefits
Electric Hydrogen offers the best benefits possible. We pay 100% of all employees’ health/dental/vision/disability insurance premiums and 100% of the premium for their immediate family. This is for all of our full-time employees. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. We also offer a generous 401k match and unlimited time-off.
COVID-19 vaccination required for all employees and contingent workers, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of vaccination to attend an onsite interview or at their first day of employment.
About Electric Hydrogen
Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world’s experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world’s top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.
Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce.
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Job posted: 2022-07-08