Public affairs, regulatory and legal

Head of Electricity Policy

Imagine a future where you take on the exciting challenge of accelerating the deployment of renewable electricity in the North American market

Join us in this role where you’ll lead a team that works with policymakers, regulators, and power market stakeholders to accelerate the deployment of renewable electricity. You’ll also serve as a leader in developing and advancing transmission policy solutions while raising the visibility of our organization in electricity policy conversations at a federal, regional, and state level.

Welcome to Government Affairs and Market Strategy

You’ll be part of our dynamic Government Affairs and Market Strategy team that works closely with senior management from both the Offshore and Onshore businesses. In collaboration with your colleagues, you’ll work on transmission policy and electricity markets reform and be responsible for shaping our legislative and regulatory agenda to advance the deployment of renewable electricity in North America. You’ll be part of a diverse team that values collaboration and knowledge sharing to advance our goals.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • leading our engagement with federal agencies, primarily the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), involved in electricity market and transmission policy and regulation, and coordinating with the Federal Affairs team on relevant legislative and funding priorities
  • leading our policy engagement with regional transmission organizations (RTOs), including PJM, NYISO, ISO-NE, ERCOT and SPP
  • establishing Ørsted as a thought leader on electricity markets and transmission policy issues, incl. coordination with the Public Affairs and Brand teams
  • serving as the primary point of contact to our relevant industry trade associations and forging alliances with other potential partners, coalitions, and stakeholder groups; and managing contracts and relationships with relevant federal, regional, and state-level consultants and lobbyists
  • regularly updating internal management on electricity markets and transmission policy and regulatory developments and resulting business implications
  • participating in global initiatives with our international team of government affairs and public relations professionals.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • have at least 10 years’ experience in electricity-related public policy and government affairs, incl. expertise in transmission and power markets and a relevant bachelor's degree
  • can work independently and with a wide range of stakeholder interests, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • have expertise in developing and advancing policy solutions to facilitate the transmission and interconnection of renewable resources
  • have a professional track record as a team player and of adding value through collaborative work with colleagues, and have experience managing and motivating teams of government affairs professionals
  • have significant experience working directly with relevant federal, state, and regional regulatory bodies, incl. the FERC, regional transmission organizations, and state utility commissions
  • can represent our organization externally at conferences and other public venues.

Join a global leader in renewable energy

Ørsted is a growing green energy major and global leader in climate action. With us you’ll play a part in driving change towards a green energy future. You’ll grow your talent in a fast-paced and high-growth industry where you have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop through challenging assignments and industry-leading experts. Here you can perform in a friendly work environment based on trust, respect, and collaboration.

Shape the future with us

Send your application to us no later than July 5, 2022. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we have found the right candidate.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Talent Acquisition Operations US, Talent Acquisition Specialist, on if you’d like to know more about the position. If you need to request any adjustments to working practices, working patterns, or the assessment or interview process we're happy to discuss alternative arrangements.

We offer a flexible workplace, and in this position, you’ll be working in a hybrid (office and home-working) set-up.

Please note that you’re expected to do some travelling in relation to your work, as you’ll be based in Washington, DC, with flexibility for other locations. Flexible work-from-home arrangements can be accommodated. You’ll be expected to travel to represent the company in person on a regular basis.

Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.