Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy

Number of employees

1010

Arlington, VA, USA, United States

Posted on: 2024-01-30

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

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About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

Fluence is seeking an energetic and experienced Head of Policy for the Americas region focused on North America to support the continued growth of our energy storage products, services, and software for renewables and storage. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in developing and executing policy strategy at the regional and national levels related to the production, sale, and operation of energy storage solutions. This new and exciting position promises a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to lead and shape the policy landscape to promote and speed the energy transition. This role will be based in Arlington, VA, our corporate headquarters.

Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

What does a Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy do at Fluence?

  •  Develop and execute policy and regulatory strategies at national and regional levels to shape regulations in favor of energy storage, addressing complex regulations and proposals.
  • Advise leadership on energy storage regulations at local, regional, and national levels and proactively influence policy changes to benefit energy storage solutions.
  • Represent Fluence, foster relationships, and advocate for the company's interests with officials, regulatory agencies, industry groups, and stakeholders.
  • Manage the preparation and submission of necessary regulatory comments and filings.
  • Collaborate with other parts of the company to ensure compliance for customer operations and product development.
  • Offer expertise on environmental and safety regulations to support the execution of Fluence strategy.
  • Manage and collaborate with advisory firms as needed to achieve policy change and related tasks mentioned above.
  • What does the ideal candidate look like?

  • Undergraduate Degree required; Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a policy leadership role within the energy sector; direct experience working and partnering with the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is highly desirable.
  • This position requires a deep understanding of policy and regulatory frameworks and extensive knowledge of the US and Canadian energy regulatory environments.
  • Knowledge of business fundamentals/strategies and innovation and their intersection with regulations.
  • People management experience & demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong project management skills with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • A team player with a global mindset.
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