Representative, Government and Public Affairs

07 May, 2023


Representative, Government and Public Affairs

Cheniere Energy
Washington D.C.

At Cheniere, we provide the world with safe, reliable energy. But more than that, we provide opportunities for our talented employees to impact their communities every day. Our diversity is key to our continued success and forges a path where our culture supports greater equity and inclusion—for our employees, customers and beyond.



As a Cheniere Representative/Lobbyist in the Washington office, reporting to the VP of Federal Government Affairs, the candidate will help support the company’s strategy for engaging with federal agencies and Congress. S/he will work closely with their team lead to support the development and execution of a proactive government relations strategy to positively influence federal policies, regulations, and legislation. This person will represent Cheniere’s interests and will assist the team in ensuring that the company’s interests are considered and protected in any legislation and regulations impacting the company.


The Lobbyist will support the VP for Federal Government Affairs and help ensure that Cheniere has an active and effective voice in the governmental processes that impacts the LNG industry. S/he will assist in monitoring and investigating regulatory and legislative developments.



  • Completing and filing various federal Lobbying Disclosures (LD2 and LD203)
  • Organizing and maintenance of Congressional and Senatorial lists as well as staffer distribution lists.
  • Assisting with Cheniere PAC coordination:  Maintaining events calendars and working with fundraisers on events.
  • Collaborate with Audits and Compliance teams on related office expenses.
  • Internship Program: Lead the DC Intern selection process and monitor Intern(s) work load/assignments and serve as an advisor to interns.
  • Coordinate Cheniere’s activities in establishing and maintaining working relationships at multiple levels and functions within all applicable parts of the government
  • Research, analyze, advise and communicate (written, in-person meetings…) to Cheniere leadership and appropriate departments (Business Development, Operations, Legal….) as needed on key political, regulatory, legislative issues and risks
  • Support the development of legislative and regulatory strategies and action plans.



Understanding of both the legislative and regulatory process, external and internal dynamics impacting regulatory agencies and an ability to drive decision-making and influence policy.


  • Skills

A successful candidate should have the following qualities/characteristics:

  • Diplomatic: Externally represent Cheniere and its interests, and, both internally and externally, have a proven ability to develop and nurture relationships, influence stakeholders and/or decision-makers, and communicate up, across, and down the organizational structure
  • Leadership: Strong interpersonal and governance skills with the ability to motivate internal and external constituents at all levels. Must be effective at building relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate effectively with teammates and teams internal to Cheniere.
  • Strategic Thinking: Has the vision to see possibilities, anticipate problems and stay in front of evolving circumstances. Thinks on his/her feet, with a proven capability to be proactive and solutions-oriented



  • Education and Certifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Government Affairs, Political Science Business Administration or equivalent years of experience in a related field will be considered. Master’s degree is a plus
  • Experience: 
    • Three (3) or more years’ experience with a Federal Congressional, Senate Office or Political campaign/fundraiser. Will strongly consider a combination of targeted industry work, co-op/internship experience to fulfill the three (3) year experience requirement
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders including executives, operations managers, Lobbyists, attorneys, elected and/or appointed officials and regulators, trade associations, and public policy organizations
    • Organized with effective time management skills to manage and meet deadlines on multiple priorities, simultaneously
    • Collaborative, flexible, detail-oriented, and results-driven with strong ethics



None at this time



Ability to multi-task and function in a highly dynamic atmosphere; must exercise discretion independently within Cheniere’s values.



  • Job is performed in a typical office environment, but is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others.
  • Some travel is expected to support corporate wide efforts at company facilities.
  • Occasionally, work may be performed from home, after normal work hours or on weekends.
  • May be required to work outside of regular business hours.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere.



Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that the essential functions of the job can be performed and not hinder the employee’s performance due to physical, mental or emotional disability.



Cheniere Energy is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

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Job posted: 2023-05-07