Policy and Regulatory Affairs Associate, Offshore Wind

06 Nov, 2019


Policy and Regulatory Affairs Associate, Offshore Wind

American Wind Energy Association
Washington, DC

Policy and Regulatory Affairs Associate, Offshore Wind

The Policy and Regulatory Affairs Associate, Offshore Wind will support and assist the Senior Director, Offshore Wind to promote offshore wind energy policy and provide services to member companies. Key issues in the portfolio include offshore wind leasing, BOEM regulatory process, multiple-use compatibility (including commercial fishing, radar/airspace and vessel traffic), and wildlife, among others. Work with the Senior Director, Offshore Wind and coordinate closely with the Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Senior Director for Permitting Policy and Environmental Affairs, internal legal team, Federal Affairs Team, State Affairs Team, and Public Affairs Team to advance offshore wind industry interests within this portfolio at the federal and state level. The position requires strong organizational skills, critical thinking and communication skills and an ability to learn complicated issues. The incumbent will support daily operations, including performing general administrative duties, supporting and planning communications, meetings and special projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Assistance with content creation and research to support drafting of filings, fact sheets, white papers, talking points, letters, slides, public-facing content etc., and data collection in coordination with the Research team.
  • Monitoring policy and regulatory developments and assisting with the drafting of timely internal and external updates.
  • Assisting Senior Director, Offshore Wind in coordinating issue management and committee management.
  • Support in development and distribution of contracts, RFPs etc.
  • Conduct additional duties / special projects as requested by the Senior Director, Offshore Wind.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Requirements include strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; a demonstrated ability to be extremely organized, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines; an ability to identify problems, research alternatives and resolve them; good judgment and intuition; strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; the ability to develop, manage and/or revamp projects independently; the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously (managing competing priorities); and the ability to adapt and respond quickly to change. Ability to work collaboratively with others. Considerable knowledge of office practices and procedures and ability to perform functions with independent judgment. Knowledge of office practices and procedures and strong workplace ethics are required. Proficiency with MS Office suite required. Supportive approach to all situations and a positive team member. Receives guidance on new assignments but normally works independently on mastered tasks.

Education and/or Experience

AWEA is seeking applicants whom reflect and understand our core values: We HEART Wind Energy, The Truth Prevails, Together We Succeed, and Ahead of the Curve. Qualified applicants may possess any combination of education and experience enabling them to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position. Preferred qualifications are: Bachelor’s degree in energy or environmental related field and at least 2 years of relevant experience in government relations, policy and regulatory affairs, or other relevant fast-paced, professional environment. A passion for and knowledge of offshore wind energy is a plus.

To apply

Send how you heard about this job, cover letter, salary requirement, start date availability, and resume to PolicyJobs@ awea.org (use “[Your Name] – Policy and Regulatory Affairs Associate, Offshore Wind” in subject line) or mail to AWEA, 1501 M Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005; Attention: Human Resources.

Job posted: 2019-11-06