Government Affairs Lead

Number of employees

40

Washington, District of Columbia, United States, United States

Posted on: 2023-01-13

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Helion is a fusion power company based in Everett, WA, with the mission to enable a future with unlimited clean energy. Our vision is a world with clean, reliable, and affordable electricity for everyone. Currently, we are scaling up our latest plasma accelerator prototype to make our vision a reality.

We’re hiring brilliant scientists, engineers, and builders passionate about developing world-changing technologies. If that sounds like you, check out our open positions. 

We are building something never done before.
 

Helion is building the ultimate solution to one of the world's most pressing challenges - climate change. Our goals are courageous – we plan to demonstrate electricity from fusion in 2024. We move fast, prioritize what matters, and iterate quickly so we can accelerate everything we do.

At Helion, we grow and learn together while working with never-before-seen technology. A career here means you will interact with the world's leading scientists, engineers, and builders. Be part of our team – bring your skills, experiences, and determination to make a difference. Together we'll make a future with unlimited clean energy a reality.

Do you want to accelerate the deployment of fusion energy?

We're looking for an experienced professional to join our government relations team. In this role, you'll be responsible for sharing Helion’s story with US government stakeholders and developing policies to accelerate the deployment of this essential clean energy technology. As our first full-time government relations hire, you will be at the forefront building and executing our government relations strategy, working closely with our business and regulatory leadership. Your work will have a substantial impact on Helion’s deployment prospects, as well as creating a future with unlimited clean energy.

Responsibilities

  • Communicating directly with US government leaders and related stakeholders.
  • Developing policy proposals and related messaging.
  • Coordinating our engagement across policy areas.
  • Supporting important submissions to federal and state governments.
  • In executing the above, working closely with subject matter experts across Helion.

About You

  • Demonstrated track record of success working with members of both parties in Congress and across the US government.
  • Substantial experience with policy development in the energy or high technology spheres.
  • Exceptional oral and written communicator.
  • Highly organized and strategic thinker.

Location

This position is based in Washington DC, with occasional travel.

Per Washington Equal Pay and Opportunity Act the range for this position is $104k - $175k. Actual salary is based on education, experience, and other qualifying skill sets.

Who We Are
 
We are engineers, scientists, and business leaders, not researchers or academics, working to provide the world with a new source of clean, reliable, and affordable energy, running off little more than seawater and producing minimal waste. Working at Helion Energy is a once-in-a-career chance to innovate for a better future. We believe there is no success without teamwork because working together is the only way to accomplish important things.
 
About Us: 
 
Helion is a fusion power company based in Everett, WA, with the mission to enable a future with unlimited clean energy. Our vision is a world with clean, reliable, and affordable electricity for everyone. Currently, we are scaling up our latest plasma accelerator prototype to make our vision a reality. 
 
We’re hiring brilliant scientists, engineers, and builders passionate about developing world-changing technologies. If that sounds like you, join our team.  
 
 
 
Benefits:
Very competitive salary
21 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) for all employees
13 Holidays
10 days of Sick Time
3% employer 401K contribution matching
Generous share options scheme
Parental Leave
Free snacks and soft drinks
Monthly sponsored lunches with the organization
Monthly sponsored events with team
Medical, Dental, Vision
Short/Long Term Disability
 
Helion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer:
 
NOTE: Women and minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they fit the description in totality. We believe in hiring individuals. If you do not check all of the boxes, we still encourage you to apply. If this job isn't a fit, we have many other openings that may be one. 
 
We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. This position is subject to a background check related to its duties and responsibilities.
 
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations or request more information: [email protected]
 
**Please note that we require all visitors to be up to date on their COVID vaccination or wear a mask for the duration of their stay.**

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