Government Relations Representative, Principal

Requisition ID # 12362 

Job Category : Government and Regulatory Relations 

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Strategy and Policy

Job Location : Washington D.C.


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California.
For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Strategy and Policy's mission is to develop and implement the company's energy strategy and policy through innovative solutions, partnership integration and public advocacy at the national, state and local level.  The Strategy and Policy team consists of the following organizations: Energy Policy and Procurement, Climate Policy and Analysis, California External Affairs, Federal Affairs, Corporate Sustainability, Risk and Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, and Strategy Integration.
Position Summary

This position reports to the Director, Federal Affairs. The Government Relations Representative, principal will work out of PG&E’s Washington, D.C. office and primarily be responsible for the development, implementation and execution of federal political engagement programs;  developing and managing relationships with federal government and community stakeholders, and lobbying to advance national energy and economic policies in support of PG&E’s business and the communities it serves.
Job Responsibilities

• Develop and execute overall political and fundraising strategy and direction for company’s federal PAC, including management activities (i.e., budgeting, fundraising, maintaining organized records, produce internal PAC reports, and coordinate candidate events) and drive progress towards the plans.
• Develop and maintain relationships with key political fundraisers and party committees.
• Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive stakeholder relationship management program, leveraging internal resources to drive the policy brand and profile of the company and its leadership.
• Manage emerging relevant policy issues that arise at the national level, help facilitate development of company’s public policy positions on key issues, and identify strategic opportunities to advance positions, either legislatively or through the federal regulatory process.
• Develop and manage relationships with elected officials, Capitol Hill staff, and Administration and federal agency personnel, and interact, as needed, to advance company’s public policy positions.
• Develop and manage relationships with internal partners and lines of business, to provide support for public policy needs, communicate public policy developments and the federal level, and provide strategic guidance on the political process and assessment of potential outcomes.
• Represent the company with trade associations and other business groups, and identify opportunities for strategic partnerships to advance company public policy positions.
• Manage special assignments, as required, and provide support to Senior Director of Federal Affairs.


• 8 years of experience in communications, strategic planning, government affairs, public policy or related field
• Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Business, or related field
• Solid understanding of energy and environmental issues and public policy development
• Campaign or PAC fundraising experience
• Ability to travel up to 25% locally and nationally

• Master’s degree
• Utility industry and/or business experience
• Campaign and corporate PAC experience – development, implementation, and execution of strategies and event planning; federal PAC experience preferred
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Attention to detail, organization, and ability to drive and complete projects
• Proven ability to forge strong relationships across levels and organizational lines of business
• Open, candid, effective, and persuasive with stakeholders, management, employees and other industry peers