New Job Posting Announcement

I wanted to make you aware of a new Principal Advisor, Government Affairs position that was posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2018. It is an Internal and External posting and the posting expiration date will be Tuesday, September 25, 2018 internally and will be ongoing externally until candidate has been identified. The following is the position overview, requirements/qualifications:

Principal Advisor, Government Affairs

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Organizational Unit (OU) Overview
Public Affairs (PA) is part of Edison International (EIX).  PA represents Edison International before federal government agencies, the U.S. Congress & Administration, providing government officials with the information they need to enact smart public policies.  Public Affairs (PA) is an advocate for federal policies that promote a sound electricity market structure protecting the interests of our customers, shareholders and employees.
Position Overview:
The Principal Advisor, Government & Regulatory Affairs monitors, analyzes and provides legislative updates to the Company, while developing and driving strategies for key corporate policy initiatives from a conservative perspective.  The successful candidate will serve as a primary lobbyist for advancing the Company’s policy goals and capital investment projects and programs.  Involves and prepares Company executives in legislative proceedings and external leadership positioning opportunities.
Typical responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
• Monitor, analyze and provide legislative updates on market conditions, coalition efforts and regulatory changes to determine potential impacts to Edison International (EIX) operations or positions.  This role will utilize consultants and trade associations to convey the EIX position and seek intelligence to support favorable legislative outcomes at a national level.
• This position will develop and drive strategies for key corporate policy initiatives, while leading and managing strategy efforts that include; working with federal agency teams, outside legal counsel, lobbyists & legislative/industry leaders to ensure that the company’s strategic priorities will result in positive outcomes at legislative and regulatory levels.
• Serves as a lobbyist for advancing EIX policy goals and capital investment projects and programs, including transportation electrification and energy efficiency efforts.  Creates coalitions with industry, advocacy groups, community organizations and trade associations to advocate for favorable legislation and policies.  Works with members of Congress and federal agencies on all regulatory and legislative issues impacting EIX, including assisting congressional offices in drafting legislation and securing bi-partisan co-sponsors, as well as monitoring the development & implementation of federal regulations.
• The Principle Advisor, Government & Regulatory Affairs involves and prepares EIX executives in legislative proceedings and external leadership positioning opportunities, while leading, coordinating and preparing the EIX position in testimony and regulatory filings.  Plans and coordinates congressional and fundraising events.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Political Science, Public Policy or related discipline.
• Ten (10) or more years of public affairs experience, including federal and/or lobbying experience.

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience in cross functional team management with internal and external resources.
• Successful at leading projects across a matrixed organization and driving change. 
• Strong interpersonal skills with proven record of effective collaboration and cross-functional alignment.
• Broad knowledge of Company and department policies, objectives, strategies, and goals; discipline or function being managed; applicable governmental laws and regulations.
• Seven (7) years of congressional staff or federal experience.
• Seven (7) years of lobbying or advocacy experience on behalf of energy companies or energy trade associations.
• Possess excellent, engaging, and persuasive communication / presentation skills (oral & written); both 1:1 and large audience.
• Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.


• Position is located in Washington, D.C.
• Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
• Some travel is involved (approximately 20%).
• Mobility Policy - Link to Mobility Policy


To Apply: 

External candidates need to apply directly to our web site, and then search by Requisition Number. Internal candidates need to apply via the portal by following the path: My Company>Jobs>Search

Job Number 71023169

Hiring Manager Amy Pressler

SSIP/CIP Title Sr. Advisor

Job Posting Title Principal Advisor, Government Affairs

# of Positions 1

Posting Date Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Expiration Date Tuesday, September 25, 2018 internally and will be ongoing externally until candidate has been identified

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