Duke Energy Natural Gas Policy Director in Charlotte, North Carolina

Title: Natural Gas Policy Director Location: North Carolina-Charlotte-DE Busn Svcs-Headquarters (093) Job Number: 139546

The Natural Gas Policy Director is responsible for:

Providing leadership and direction in the development of federal policy for Duke Energy particularly in his/her area of expertise – natural gas transmission, distribution and service.

Knowledge and industryexperience of both LDC and pipeline businessoperations are vitalto this positionin order to insure the interests of the company and its customers are served. Position requires a sound understanding of technical/operational matterssuch as gas flows and facilities and sound abilityto comprehend legal proceedings, protocol and materials. Knowledge of technical and legal requirements of pipeline construction is necessary to support pipeline policy development. Strong knowledge of and/or relationships with industry associations such as the American Gas Association (AGA) and Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) Proactively identifying, analyzing, and communicating natural gas policy issues and risks which may significantly impact the corporation and, in coordination with key business units, develop the corporation’s position and execute strategic action plans to effectively manage risks and/or promote the corporation’s interests; Leading the analysis to support the corporation’s comments on proposed federal rules and regulations by working collaboratively and effectively internally across key business units such as Natural Gas, Engineering, Integrated Resource Planning, Environmental Services, Environmental Affairs, State President’s Teams, Legal and Corporate Communications that support the work of this team; Producing and then executing an external engagement plan such that the corporation is deliberate, efficient, and effective in its investment in long-term relationships with key external stakeholders, such as natural gas industry advocates, environmental advocates, consumer advocates, and others who impact the opportunities and risks related to natural gas operations. Publicly representing the company and promoting the corporation and its interests (and/or ensuring appropriate representation, as needed) at meetings of natural gas stakeholders (e.g., stakeholder forums, industry groups, regulatory agencies) and ensuring that such engagement is deliberate, efficient and effective; Working closely with peer policy directors to ensure consistent analysis, reporting and policy development across the enterprise on air, water, renewable, EE, and natural resource regulatory filings. Supporting the Director, Federal Energy Policy in development and implementation of department business plans and budget.

The Natural Gas Policy Director must demonstrate a high level of critical/strategic thinking to resolve high impact, complex and/or cross-functional issues, often involving multiple challenges and multiple stakeholders. Demonstrated leadership and consensus building necessary, self-starter, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills required. Must possess a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and influence internally within the company and among industry peers as well as externally with government officials and policymakers.

Responsibilities and Duties:

In partnership with the natural gas business, identifying and analyzing global and national opportunities and risks related to energy policy that have the potential to significantly impact the corporation’s bottom line; in coordination with key business units, pursuing clarity on the corporation’s position, then developing and execute strategic action plans to effectively manage risks and/or promote the Company’s interests including leading and supporting cross-functional teams in reviewing and responding to regulatory rulemakings.

In partnership with the natural gas business, producing and then executing an external engagement plan such that the corporation is deliberate, efficient, and effective in its investment in long-term relationships with key external stakeholders, such as natural gas industry advocates, environmental advocates, consumer advocates, and others who impact the opportunities and risks related to natural gas pipelines and LDCs.

Publicly representing and promoting the corporation and its interests (and/or ensuring appropriate representation, as needed), at meetings of natural gas stakeholders,(e.g., stakeholder forums, industry groups, regulatory agencies) and ensuring that such engagement aligns with corporate goals and is deliberate, efficient, and effective. Qualifications: Required/Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental sciences, physical sciences, legal, natural resources, government/political science or other related field. Seven (7) or more years of professionally relevant experience Desired Qualifications:

Masters, JD, or other graduate degree

Must possess both extensive business and regulatory background.

Must possess knowledge and experience in regulatory law and procedures.

Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate, convince and negotiate.

Must have excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to facilitate a collaborative decision-making process. Job: Corporate Affairs/Communications