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AES Manager of Stakeholder Relations, CAISO in Long Beach (Clean Energy), California

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At AES, we are focused on accelerating the future of energy. We are actively developing a diverse clean energy portfolio across California, including solar, battery storage, and wind. Our project development efforts require strong stakeholder relationships for our business to be successful. The Manager of Stakeholder Relations, California will partner with cross-functional teams to execute stakeholder engagement strategies in support of clean energy project development efforts. The role will be based in California and report to the Sr. Manager, Stakeholder Relations, California. The role requires frequent travel to communities where projects are located as well as occasional travel to regional offices.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Lead efforts in project communities, including developing and implementing of stakeholder engagement plans in coordination with regional and project teams

Assure that the Sr. Manager of Stakeholder Relations and appropriate colleagues are updated on the status of each plan and any issues or opportunities

Between 30-50% travel may be required!

Stakeholder Engagement & Project Support

Foster and maintain relationships with elected and government officials, external trade/interest groups, community and other stakeholders

Support project teams by identifying and presenting solutions to community-based development challenges

Lead third-party consultants hired to assist with engagement strategies

Represent AES and/or present at various business, government, and community meetings and events.

Mobilize individuals and organizations to demonstrate support for AES’ projects

Attend and monitor local government proceedings related to projects as needed

Track external engagement in a digital database (CRM).

Community Partnerships & Impact

In alignment with AES’ Social Impact Program, develop a strategy that identifies and builds strategic community partnerships that strengthen positive impact in project communities and support AES’ brand and reputation.

Achieve cross-functional buy-in for partnerships; manage approval and compliance process

Communications & Events

Support communication and collateral needs of the region (in coordination with the communications team), including writing messaging, drafting content, identifying and supporting local marketing opportunities, submitting award nominations, etc.

Work with the communications team to identify and execute local media opportunities

Monitor social and traditional media, including local media in areas targeted for project development

Plan, coordinate, and staff in-person and virtual events, including but not limited to, community meetings and site tours


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 5 years of experience in government or public affairs

  • Experience in community organizing or political campaigns desired

  • Background working with local elected officials preferred!

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, using virtual meeting platforms such as Microsoft Teams and CRM tools such as Quorum

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing

Personal Attributes and Traits:

Hands-on, hard-working team player who can take ownership and support projects from a variety of angles

Ability to balance priorities and deal flexibly with a rapidly changing environment

Natural leadership skills with the ability to take the lead and work successfully with people across internal functional groups

Energetic and action-oriented organizer ready to help aid with public support-building campaigns

Strong personal commitment to clean energy

Global mindset and comfort with working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

Exemplify our Values of Safety First, Highest Standards, and All Together

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $120,000 and $144,500/Annual; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Accelerating the future of energy, together

Our people are our energy and have transformed AES into the type of energy company that the world needs today and in the future. Coming from all walks of life, our people share a passion for improving lives by advancing the energy sector through innovation, collaboration and action.

We are working in an industry that requires new thinking and ways of working together to create solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable, not just one or the other.

We are looking for passionate people to join us in our mission to accelerate the future of energy.

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