VP, Federal Relations

23 Dec, 2020


VP, Federal Relations

MidAmerican Energy Co.
Washington, DC

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

Represent all energy-related Berkshire Hathaway Energy business platforms before Congress and the Executive Branch. Provide information and analysis of Congressional and Executive Branch initiatives for Berkshire Hathaway Energy executives and managers.

Typical Duties

Represent Berkshire Hathaway Energy before Congress and Executive Branch officials and agencies. Coordinate contacts between Berkshire Hathaway Energy executives and federal officials.

Monitor all developments in Congress and Executive Branch of federal government, disseminate information to Berkshire Hathaway Energy executives and managers and assist in the development of corporate policies related to legislation and regulation.

Draft and present testimony, letters, speeches and policy papers for Berkshire Hathaway Energy.

Serve as primary liaison with state Congressional delegations where Berkshire Hathaway Energy has operating assets, as well as corporate communities in Washington, D.C.

Coordinate with Berkshire Hathaway Energy grassroots network to assist in the organization of grassroots activities in support of company priorities.

Serve as primary liaison with other energy companies on public policy issues, activities with other Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries, as well as activities with industry trade associations.

Consult with the senior vice president legislative and regulatory strategy and leadership of Berkshire Hathaway Energy executive political action committee, develop budget for executive political action committee and screen all requests for contributions.

Participate in policy coalitions to promote Berkshire Hathaway Energy views on priority issues.

Represent Berkshire Hathaway Energy at meetings of Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, and other trade associations.


 Bachelor’s degree in political science or related field, along with extensive knowledge of legislative and political processes.

Juris doctorate preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.

Ability to summarize and communicate complex information related to Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s corporate activities and priorities to federal policy makers.

Ability to provide accurate and timely descriptions and analysis of federal legislative and regulatory activities related to Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s organizational needs.

Ability to represent Berkshire Hathaway Energy before federal policy makers in a manner which enhances their perception of the company and its business activities.

Ability to create detailed plans, manage complex projects, prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and coordinate activities with multiple internal constituencies.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Job posted: 2020-12-23