The Manager of Federal Government Affairs at AVANGRID will represent the company and its business units on Capitol Hill and within the executive branch to execute company strategy. The Manager is responsible for analyzing policy initiatives to identify opportunities and threats; maintaining positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues, including lawmakers and staff; articulating AVANGRID positions with lawmakers, trade associations and outside organization; and communicating with appropriate internal colleagues to understand impacts and help formulate effective responses.
The purpose of this position is to assist in lobbying policymakers and staff on behalf of AVANGRID and its business units. This is a Washington, D.C. based Federal lobbyist position, reporting to the Director of Federal Government Affairs. Monitor the government and political environment to identify, evaluate and report on actions that could impact AVANGRID's electric, natural gas or renewables (on and offshore wind and solar) businesses. This includes tracking and analyzing legislation, attending legislative hearings, mark-ups, briefings and meetings, and participating in industry and trade association meetings. Provide timely and accurate information and analysis concerning developments of relevance to the company and its businesses. Identifies and articulates major opportunities and threats related to policy and politics, within AVANGRID and externally. Work with the Director of Federal Government Affairs to develop action plans to achieve policy outcomes beneficial to AVANGRID. Develop accurate and persuasive materials including white papers, fact sheets and letters. Serve as a registered lobbyist and representative of AVANGRID before lawmakers and staff. Engage directly with policy-makers to represent company priorities and perspectives. Prepare internal reports on federal government affairs activities of interest to the company with an eye toward forecasting potential future developments. Assist in preparing testimony or memoranda regarding government-related matters. Assist with management of the AVANGRID Political Action Committee (PAC) including participation in fundraising events (before and after normal business hours). Collaborate with relevant business partners to identify and develop federal policy solutions that accelerate AVANGRID's goals and priorities. Build and maintain relationships with key external partners/stakeholders. Maintain an atmosphere of credibility and integrity in representing the company. Conduct research, organize information, and perform basic analysis on regulatory matters as assigned by the Director - Regulatory Policy. Support the administration of the purchasing function and the budgeting function as directed by the relevant supervisor.Competencies
Skills and Requirements Advanced degree preferred. Bachelor's degree in government, public administration, policy, political science or related field required.
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- At least 7 years of experience in Federal government activities, with a preference toward candidates with experience working on Capitol Hill and/or for an Administration.
- A deep familiarity with politics and public policy.
- Substantial experience working on electricity, energy and environmental policy issues, with a focus on utility issues, electric and gas transmission, distribution, and renewable energy (on and offshore wind and solar) policy.
- Understanding of lobbying and reporting requirements.Maintains a thorough understanding of the Federal legislative and regulatory process and how to affect it. Maintains a network of relationships with lawmakers, staff, industry representatives and other stakeholders. Works well under pressure with an ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously. Has strong verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate to internal and external audiences Strong business acumen. Ability to focus both on detail and the larger picture. Exhibits a high level of critical/strategic thinking. Recalibrates strategies in response to evolving political and policy landscape. Exhibits a self-starter mentality - continuously looking for opportunities to learn and develop skills. Ability to work effectively on an individual basis and as a team member. Strong writing and analytical skills. Ability to work beyond regular working hours. Ability to travel on occasion. Strong work ethic, reputation and moral compass.
Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables
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