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PPL Corporation Director of Government Affairs (Rhode Island) in Rhode Island


Internal Title:

Director of Government Affairs (Rhode Island)

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for monitoring all legislative proposals that might impact the Company

  2. Lead proactive strategies and develop key stakeholder relationships, contact points, trends and messaging in order to solidify reputation as an industry leader in energy and the environment, a concerned corporate citizen and a socially conscious organization with community values and interests locally and nationally.

  3. Develop key campaign strategies, policies and community initiatives to promote and defend National Grid interests in Rhode Island, supporting the organization internally to manage and relate to stakeholders effectively and proactively.

  4. As the lead of legislative relations, contribute to the development of strategy and policy at a national and company-wide level, working within the strategic brand and communications model.

  5. Develop an increasingly effective and consistent approach to stakeholder relationships and messaging, focusing on complex and critical issues within the state.

  6. Proactively build and maintain internal and external networks in order to absorb and promote professional best practice for government relations.

  7. Manage relationships directly with, and with key individuals within Executive and Legislative branches of Rhode Island and local governments and federal bodies as the company's primary senior lobbyist in the state in order to further the Company's reputation and interests.

  8. Track, monitor and influence government actions that impact the Company’s business plan and policies at the state, local and federal levels.

  9. Provide professional advice and guidance to senior Executives within and beyond External Affairs on governmental/political issues, as well as briefing and supporting more widely on trends, issues and messages.

  10. Manage reputation and interests with industry bodies and business associations, lobby groups, environmental groups and other stakeholders in the state, in order to further the Company’s reputation and interests.

  11. Manage lobbying consultants engaged in supporting Company’s strategic policy agenda.

  12. Support Company’s emergency management response plans.

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Position Summary:

Manage and direct government relations within the state at senior levels, interact with relevant stakeholders, drive and form strategic relationships, and oversee legislative relations on behalf of External Affairs.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Recruiting Location:

Rhode Island

Basic Qualifications:

  • Significant experience within the State and local government policy context as an industry leading stakeholder management practitioner, particularly at a senior level on sensitive and critical issues.

  • Significant knowledge of the issues and the process of policy development and promotion within a regulated, multi-stakeholder environment.

  • In depth experience of working and influencing in a large complex organization, working in a collaborative manner to address and plan stakeholder engagement.

  • Understanding of the environment and key external industry and non-industry stakeholders which relate to and have an impact on the utilities sector (governmental, regulatory, communities, agencies, industry bodies).

  • Able to manage and explain complex, competing issues working with and through others - maintaining alignment with the Company’s strategic direction and aims

  • High levels of networking, influencing and negotiation with a range of external stakeholders (individuals, bodies, agencies and groups).

  • Actively build and maintain a network of internal relationships at senior levels in the business.

  • Strategic thinker with ability to contribute to wide range of key policy issues by interpreting internal and external trends and changes, as well as the ability to grasp and explain complex issues and priorities.

  • Ability to communicate at a high level, highly articulate.

  • A determined and proactive leader and influencer.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 2.5 million customers in the U.S. and rewarding careers for thousands of employees. PPL continues to grow and is currently pursuing regulatory approval to acquire The Narragansett Electric Company in Rhode Island. In anticipation of a successful closing of the acquisition, PPL is recruiting for positions to support this utility.