Washington, DC

The Role

Tesla is seeking a Senior Policy Associate to join the Policy and Business Development team. The assigned territory for this positon will be the Midwest United States. The Senior Policy Associate will be responsible for ensuring the regulatory framework in the mid-west supports electric vehicles, energy storage and solar energy. Qualified candidates should have interest in transportation fields with particular focus on electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, solar energy, and energy storage. Successful candidates will be self-starters with strong written and oral communication skills, detail-oriented and well organized. Previous work experience with state government is highly preferred. Tesla’s Policy and Business Development team supports the company’s objectives by communicating with, engaging, and educating key stakeholders.


·        Tracking and analyzing legislation and policy proposals

·        Advocating on behalf of Tesla to 3rd party groups and elected officials

·        Coalition outreach within the sustainable transportation and energy communities.


·        BA in relevant field. MBA, MPP, JD or other advanced degree preferred. Or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability.

·        7 years’ experience with state or federal government

·        Knowledge of transportation and energy policy topics.

·        Must have a proven track record for policy initiatives

·        Professional and positive written and verbal communication skills.

·        You must be self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment.

About Tesla

Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable transportation and electricity consumption by designing and manufacturing electric vehicles and energy storage systems. Based in California, Tesla employs more than 13,000 people across four continents, and manufactures cars at our factory in Fremont, California. We are currently constructing the Gigafactory–the world’s largest lithium ion battery factory–in Sparks, Nevada, and have begun production of Energy battery storage products.

Tesla currently produces two premium EVs–Model S and Model X–engineered from the ground up to be the world’s best car and SUV, respectively. Model S received Motor Trend’s prestigious 2013 Car of the Year, and achieved the best safety score of any car ever tested by the NHTSA. The recently released Model X includes the first ever falcon wing doors, as well as Tesla’s award-winning electric all-wheel drive powertrain. Both vehicles come with free road trip access to more than 400 Tesla Supercharger stations—the world’s fastest EV charging technology. Model 3, our third generation EV, is currently under development.

Tesla produces the Powerwall, a residential battery pack, as well as commercial and utility-grade Powerpack storage systems designed to help reduce electricity costs, smooth consumption and create a more resilient electricity grid.

Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from across the world for any given discipline. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels. You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone; you must have a genuine passion for producing the best vehicles in the world. Without passion, you will find what we’re trying to do too difficult.

Tesla is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posted: September 8, 2017