Description: Clean Energy Collective (CEC) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced senior energy policy leader to advocate for refinement and expansion of community solar markets. This is a position with significant responsibility and extraordinary potential. Clean Energy Collective is the nation’s leading developer of community solar projects, with a large presence in multiple existing East Coast states. Many other states in the region have begun to consider implementing community solar policy, suggesting significant new markets as well.
This position will lead CEC’s efforts opening new markets and defending existing markets for community solar. With limited direction and insight from corporate policy leadership, this position will be responsible for actively engaging and building relationships with legislators, administrations, policy groups, utilities, and regulators. This position will be expected to pursue new and expanded markets with creativity and energy, leading to rapid growth for the company. This position will also be responsible for monitoring and, when needed, intervening in regulatory dockets impacting the company’s projects. This position will have the opportunity to build support for community solar policy through participation in regional coalitions, conferences, and public meetings. Understanding of energy markets, experience in policy initiatives, and ability to represent the company publicly are all essential for successful completion of this role.
The successful candidate must have relevant and meaningful experience fulfilling the key tasks designated. CEC will consider candidates with varying degrees of career experience. CEC will determine the level and compensation for the position in accordance with the right candidate’s experience, and thus welcomes applications from those with significant policy experience as well as those that are closer to the minimum criteria but demonstrate exceptional aggressiveness and ability. The position will cover the U.S., with primary focus within the New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions. While candidates are not expected to have relationships in all of these states, the successful candidate must show the drive to build the relationships needed. Deep experience in one or more of the states in the region is a must.
1. Lead CEC’s involvement in policy initiatives expanding access to community solar in the northeastern United States.
2. Track regulatory dockets affecting CEC’s business in the region and lead intervention when needed.
3. Stay abreast of renewable energy market developments in the assigned region and provide regular and accurate information to the relevant CEC staff members.
4. Develop relationships with policymakers, other companies, and advocacy groups involved in market policy.
5. Increase the knowledge of and support for community solar as a solution in the region by public presentations and effective representation.
6. Research and validate new potential markets when the opportunity is presented, leading CEC staff in the necessary due diligence.
7. Facilitate effective CEC business growth by informing other CEC business units on policy impacts and providing backing to their efforts.
8. Provide support on other policy tasks nationwide as needed.
•At least 2 years of direct experience in the Community Solar markets in the Northeast United States
•4+ years (up to 10+ years at higher level position) of relevant energy policy experience at either a state and/or federal level in the Northeast, or similar experience in high-tech disciplines with relevant policy skills.
•Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree (JD or Master’s in policy, economics, business, or other relevant discipline) is a plus
•Knowledge of legislation, regulations, and standards processes as well as monitoring and influence of the same.
•Renewable energy experience not required, but preferred. Energy industry policy experience required.
•Proven track record of developing relationships, negotiating stakeholder groups, building partnerships, and amassing support for policy initiatives.
•Drive and desire to push a growing market and concept without heavy supervision.
•Cross-disciplinary skills, with the ability to assess the interaction between policy, market, and technology developments.
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to represent CEC to a wide range of people and organizations.
•Advanced computer knowledge, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
•Ability to work effectively and flexibly, excelling in a fast-moving and high-responsibility environment with demonstrated ability to work independently.
•Ability to travel within the Northeast region required, as well as occasional travel elsewhere.
The Company: Clean Energy Collective (CEC) is the nation’s leading developer of community solar solutions. CEC pioneered the model of delivering clean power-generation through medium-scale solar PV facilities accessible to all utility customers. Since establishing the country’s first community-owned solar array near El Jebel, Colorado in 2010, CEC has built or has under development more than 175 RooflessSolar™ projects with 33 utility partners across 16 states, serving thousands of customers, and representing more than 400 MW of community solar capacity. CEC is also the leading provider of community solar software and services to the utility, development and financial industries through its Community Solar Platform™. Visit www.cleanenergyco.com for more information.
•Base Salary – dependent on experience and level of position
•Benefits – Vacation and Sick pay, Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage, Company Equity Plan, 401k Match, and Company discount solar purchase program
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