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Edison Electric Institute Director, State Energy & Regulatory Affairs in Washington, District Of Columbia


We are Edison Electric Institute, the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for more than 235 million Americans and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As a whole, the electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in communities across the United States. In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 65 international electric companies, with operations in more than 90 countries, as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.

Our Operating Principles are designed to foster growth and to enable every employee to harness and demonstrate the Power by Association that EEI represents. We will always:

  • Create a Positive and Satisfying Work Environment – We will work together to create an environment that fosters professional growth.

  • Deliver High-Quality Service – We must be motivated to provide member service that is prompt, responsive, accurate, and credible.

  • Demonstrate Teamwork – We must embrace the concept of teamwork as achieved through effective communication, mutual respect, trust, creation of a sense of camaraderie, and cooperation on all tasks to meet customer needs.

  • Focus on Results – We must set priorities, seek results, and devise, manage, and use creative ways to define and to measure success in achieving those results effectively and efficiently.

  • Provide Value – We must strive to provide value to our member companies.

  • Put Our Customers First – Our primary customers are our member companies. Each of us must work to deliver quality service in a positive and professional manner and must strive to exceed customer expectations every time a service is provided.

  • Take Initiative – We are all empowered to take individual initiative and informed risk and to accept accountability in meeting the needs of our customers and of each other.


We are currently offering an exceptional opportunity for a Director, State Energy & Regulatory Affairs. In this role, the selected candidate will report directly to the Executive Director of External Affairs and the Senior Director of State Regulatory Policy. The primary responsibility involves serving as a key support figure on critical state regulatory policy matters.

  • Work with member company groups across External Affairs (EA) and Regulatory Affairs (RA) to develop policy positions, regulatory objectives and advocacy strategies related to business model challenges, regulatory reform, rate reform, infrastructure investment, and the ability to integrate new technologies.

  • Engage in strategic discussions with allies and stakeholders on key regulatory and state legislative issues.

  • Oversee the Manager of Regulatory and External Affairs and grow their capacity working with third party organizations in both the RA and EA portfolio.

  • Assist EEI members in state regulatory proceedings/activities by providing them with strategic and technical assistance.


  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred (Masters, JD, etc.)

  • Minimum eight years of relevant regulatory or utility industry experience

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and technical knowledge of the energy industry

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups to build consensus

  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize workload

The salary range for this role begins at $133,000. Starting annual salary will be determined on individual qualifications. EEI also offers an annual performance incentive which is prorated for mid-year start dates. This incentive is typically up to 10% of base salary. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness incentives and programs, transportation subsidy, and professional development opportunities.

Office Protocol

This is a hybrid position which requires the incumbent to reside in the District of Columbia metropolitan area and come into the office a minimum of three days each week with two of the mandatory days being Tuesday and Wednesday. The third in-office workday can be either Monday or Thursday.

Job Locations US-DC

Job ID 2023-1222

Category Regulatory/Policy

Type FT - Full Time