Senior Principal Federal Affairs

22 Aug, 2023


Senior Principal Federal Affairs

Washington, D.C.

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Advocates and communicates SRP policy positions on legislative issues pending before the U.S. Congress and Executive branch. Supports the Senior Director of Federal Affairs by identifying emerging federal legislative and regulatory issues that may impact Salt River Project’s electric customers, water shareholders, employees, and elected officials; assist in the development and implementation of governmental affairs strategies to achieve corporate goals and objectives, including but not limited to the following areas: energy, water, environmental and tax policies.


This position is based at our Washington DC location.

Job Responsibilities

•    Effectively articulate and communicate SRP’s position on federal legislative issues to members of Congress, their staff and other key decision makers in the public policy process. Secure meetings with congressional offices and executive branch to advocate for SRP policy positions.
•    Work with trade associations and internal teams (and subject matter experts) to understand and prioritize key legislative and regulatory issues as well as collaborate in the development of SRP policy positions.
•    Produce written communications and report summaries based on legislative, policy and industry developments and open-source research.
•    Maintain strong network of contacts on Capitol Hill, the executive branch, and external groups.
•    Remain current on industry issues and communicate relevant developments to management in a timely manner. Significant reading and ability to assimilate information on policy issues, trade press content, coalition and trade association activities, industry trends, and white paper article/journals.
•    Must be able to work independently and possess a high self-initiative in carrying out job responsibilities. Requires excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.


Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree plus an additional 36 graduate level college semester hours from an accredited institution in an area of specialty.


A minimum of 6 years of Capitol Hill, federal agency, government relations or similar experience interacting with legislative and regulatory policy. Legislative aide on Capitol Hill or equivalent position within the executive branch is preferred. Previous advocacy experience and background in energy, water, tax, or environmental issues is a plus. Must possess network of contacts on Capitol Hill, a demonstrated understanding of the legislative process, and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Information

•    Job will require registering as a federal lobbyist.
•    Maintains a clear understanding of SRP strategies and business objective by active involvement with key management team members to ensure appropriate linkage of business strategies and governmental issues.
•    Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet job demands with a corporate headquarters that is two to three time zones away.
•    Some travel is required as is attending some evening events.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 16095



Equal Opportunity Employer Statement


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement


SRP is committed to maintaining a work environment that promotes the health, safety and well-being of our employees, visitors, customers, and the communities we serve. This commitment includes maintaining a work environment that is free from drugs and alcohol. Any candidate that tests positive for an illegal drug or unauthorized substance, including non-medical marijuana, during the pre-employment drug and alcohol screening will be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process. Although marijuana is legal in the state of Arizona, SRP abides by federal laws where it remains illegal.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP’s success is rooted in our employees’ happiness, health and safety. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance

Learn more here

Job posted: 2023-08-22