State Affairs Manager

07 Feb, 2021


State Affairs Manager

Santa Monica, CA

Our Global Legal Team is adding a State Affairs Manager for the Western United States. This position will sit in either Santa Monica or Las Vegas.

The Motional global headquarters are located at 100 Northern Avenue in Boston, MA. Nestled in the busting Seaport district with sweeping views of Boston Harbor and downtown Boston, the offices are located close to major transit lines and a quick walk to various restaurants and popular attractions.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Create and foster strong relationships with State and local regulators, legislators, and stakeholders to shape transportation policy
  • Formulate policy positions, develop implementation plans, and act on them consistent with Motional’s Government Relations Strategy
  • Collaborate with other teams across Motional to keep our knowledge base up to date and provide analysis of consequential political developments
  • Coordinate with local advisors and contribute to industry trade associations
  • Work closely with the larger Government Relations and Legal teams

What We’re Looking For

  • 8+ years of public policy experience within government, trade associations, or relevant companies.
  • Experience in transportation and technology policy issues is a must.
  • Expert understanding of State legislatures, regulators, decision-makers, and current political dynamics
  • Adept at communicating complex policies and recommendations to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to identify and forge coalitions with partners to advance Motional’s policy positions Preferred
  • Existing networks in government in the West and South-West
  • Experience with the policy world of autonomous vehicles and commercial passenger services
  • Knowledge of policy issues surrounding privacy, cybersecurity, zero-emission vehicles, and intellectual property
  • Law or Public Policy degree

Why You Should Join Us

  • The role will help define future regulations of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry


Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.
Our team is commercializing a world-class driverless system. The Motional team is behind some of the industry’s largest leaps forward in the last decade, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world’s first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world’s most-established public robotaxi fleet. Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Groupand Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives.
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Job posted: 2021-02-07