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Edison Electric Institute Manager, State Regulatory Affairs in Washington, District Of Columbia

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

We're currently offering an exciting position for a Manager, State Regulatory Affairs. In this role, you'll act as the primary liaison and support for state regulatory initiatives at NARUC and regional organizations. This position involves approximately 35% travel.

As a pivotal member of the EEI team, you will be responsible for:

  • Serving as a primary EEI point of contact with NARUC staff subcommittees, interacting with regulatory staff, and actively participating in staff subcommittee meetings as relevant.

  • Advocating for industry positions on proposed resolutions, effectively communicating with state commissioners and staff, and working to secure industry speakers for panels.

  • Acting as an additional EEI liaison with staff subcommittee members and other Commission staff as needed.

  • Providing support for various activities, including managing logistics and budgets, drafting agendas, identifying panel topics, and securing industry speakers.

  • Representing EEI and the electric company industry at NARUC annual and regional meetings.

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

  • Overseeing and supporting the team in coordinating various regulatory education initiatives, including Gee Wall Street Dialogues, Northwestern Dialogues, CCIF, FRI Symposium, and Current Issues.

  • Developing briefing materials for members and state commissioners ahead of NARUC and regional meetings.

  • Briefing EEI officers, staff, and members on critical issues and contribute to the development of policy papers and talking points for NARUC national and regional meetings, as well as other relevant gatherings.

  • Cultivating relationships with educational institutions offering training to state commissioners and staff, such as Northwestern University, NMSU-CPU, RTI, and FRI.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Five years’experience in either regulatory or electric utility industry preferred

  • Basic knowledge of state economic regulation of investor-owned electric power industry, with a general understanding of state structures and basic ratemaking principles

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and effectively with diverse sets of internal and external stakeholders

  • Effective time management skills are a must

  • Strong processing, fact finding, and writing skills

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups to build consensus

  • Capacity to effectively prioritize tasks and manage multiple responsibilities, while maintaining a keen focus on detail

The salary range for this role begins at $80,000. 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 2023-1223

Category Regulatory/Policy

Type FT - Full Time

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