Senior Manager of Regional Government Affairs

11 Mar, 2021


Senior Manager of Regional Government Affairs

EDP Renewables
Houston, TX

Job Details

Manage the regional, state and local governmental affairs of EDPR NA for an assigned region of the United States, working in conjunction with Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Central Region as needed to execute the company’s policy analysis and advocacy agenda in the region. Preferably work out of the company’s Houston, TX office.

Main accountabilities:

Represent EDP Renewables before local, state, regional and federal policymakers, industry associations, and other stakeholder organizations
Lead in identifying and analyzing the impact of critical legislative and regulatory issues on EDP Renewable’s business plan
Monitor media and policymaking entities to track key policy and regulatory developments
Draft communications to key personnel, including the Central Region’s leadership, and the company’s executive leadership, assessing the implications of proposed and current legislation and regulations
Integrate input from the Central Region’s leadership, and the company’s executive leadership, to articulate the company’s positions on key policy matters
Develop and internally disseminate the company’s policy advocacy strategy, including timelines and resource needs
Oversee the work of internal teams, consultants, lobbyists, trade association representatives, allied stakeholders, and others in communicating the company’s position to elected officials, government staff, and other opinion leaders
Support internal Development and Communications personnel by sharing best practices, providing training as needed, and writing or contracting for position papers and analytical studies
Foster and strengthens relationships with allied stakeholders, elected officials, and other external parties to facilitate policy analysis and advocacy efforts
Represent the company at conferences, public forums, and government hearings
Support the Senior Director of Government Affairs on broader legislative and regulatory efforts as needed
Additional duties as required
Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Political Science, or a related field
10+ years in policy oversight and government affairs preferred
Substantive knowledge of renewable energy issues
Demonstrated success in achieving policy outcomes
Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products
Competency in analytical problem solving, strong communication, customer/partner relationships, and technology expertise preferred
Behavioral requirements:

Ability and willingness to take initiative and solve problems with a sense of urgency
Strong written and verbal communication skills including solid drafting skills
High attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Ability to travel as needed
Negotiation and conflict-management skills
Strong coaching, mentoring, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Ability to be self-motivated
High energy i.e. work quickly and produce quality of work over long periods of time
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
Strong IT skills with a variety of programs such as Outlook, Word, and Excel
Comfort working with a diverse group of individuals, including opponents
Exemplary standards of integrity, honor, safety, management, ethics, quality, efficiency, and productivity
Physical demands & working conditions:

Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
Reading: Ability to read and write English proficiently. Ability to interpret, deliver, and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
Vision/Hearing: Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
Speech: Ability to interpret, deliver, and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form; fluent English verbal and written communication skills
Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary


Bachelors or better in Business Administration or related field.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job posted: 2021-03-11