Director, Government Affairs – US California/Nevada (Oakland)

10034 Director, Government Affairs – US California/Nevada

Solar Millennium, LLC, wholly owned subsidiary of Solar Trust of America, a rapidly growing solar power plant company headquartered in Oakland, CA, has an immediate opening for a Director, Government Affairs. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career to the next level and make an impact in a fast paced and dynamic work environment.

We are currently seeking a public policy and legislative affairs professional to track state legislative and regulatory policy initiatives, analyze impact on company business in the United States, develop effective relationships with stakeholders and represent the company in policy venues. The ideal candidate has extensive experience in public policy related to electricity and, specifically, renewable energy.

In order to be considered, we require strong research, writing and editing skills in addition to outstanding communication, organizational, follow-up, and people skills. The candidate will be able to work independently, must be results driven with ability to multi-task and have an eye for detail.

Responsibilities:

· Monitor, research and analyze policy initiatives with a focus in California and Nevada, as they apply directly or indirectly to the Company’s business in the United States;
· Actively represent company in committees, coalitions and boards of which the company is a member;

· Actively represent company at Public Utilities Commissions, transmission operators (ie-CAISO), Governor’s Office, and legislature (1st tier) and permitting and wildlife agencies (ie-CDFG, CEC, BLM and USFWS) (2nd tier).

· Support team in establishing policy priorities and gathering input from departments within the company.
· Support requests and needs of project development, EPC and legal teams.
· Maintain legislative and regulatory database.

· Provide support for active company engagement in legislative and regulatory initiatives.
· Other Duties as assigned.

Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree in public policy, government, economics or related discipline. Advanced degree preferred.

· Minimum 5 years progressively responsible experience in research, legislative and regulatory energy policy, preferably with a utility or a renewable energy company;
· Demonstrated passion for renewable energy;

· Excellent communication skills;
· Strong familiarity with public policy issues related to the permitting, financing and construction of large infrastructure projects;
· Expertise in one or more of the following areas: tax/economics, legislative and regulatory process, electricity markets, trade, environmental issues;

· Work effectively under tight timelines and sometimes shifting priorities.
· Must be comfortable with public speaking.

Position Details:

This position will be based in our Oakland, California office. Salary is commensurate with experience. Solar Millennium is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter detailing why you feel this is a good fit, resume, and salary requirements to SolarJobs . All documents submitted must be MS Word attachments and the file names must follow the following format with a subject line of “[Your Name: Last, First]: 10034 Director, Government Affairs – US California/Nevada”. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

Please include where you heard about the job in your cover letter. No calls please.

Solar Millennium, LLC is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff.

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