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Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager, East

About us

Weave Grid builds software to make it cheaper and safer for utilities to serve electric vehicles, add renewable energy resources, and save customers money. Our mission is to drive rapid decarbonization in the global transport and power sectors by intelligently connecting electric vehicles to the grid.

We are currently in market with early utility clients, and we must rapidly build and deliver product improvements to serve existing customers and win new deals from our deep pipeline. As a rapidly growing company, we are building a thoughtful, capable team that can adapt with our rapidly evolving circumstances.

Industry context

We are living through historic changes in the ways people use transportation — a sector that is now one of the largest and fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

Electric vehicle (EV) sales are growing at over 60% a year, with vehicle manufacturers spending billions to get ready for an electric future. Boston Consulting Group estimates EVs will account for over half of all vehicle sales by 2030. Electric utilities see massive opportunities in this transformation, as the rise of EVs could drive more growth in energy demand over the next 10 years than any decade since the 1950s.  

‍Larger EV fleets can also help support renewable energy sources on the grid. But to accommodate growth in EVs, utilities will need to make substantial investments in infrastructure and technology. Weave Grid's software helps meet the challenge of our transition to electrified transport.

Culture and mission

Beyond your core skills and track record, you are someone who will expand the culture and cumulative wisdom of the team as a whole. This can take many forms - relevant past projects, hard-won perspective from personal history, an unusual or adjacent skillset, a motivating passion, and so on. We are whole individuals, not just functional role-fillers, and we value everything that you can bring to the team.

Finally, you should be strongly motivated by Weave Grid’s mission. Energy and transportation expertise are not necessary, but it is important that you are passionate about tackling the climate crisis head on, by improving societal and environmental health.

Compensation and location

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Compensation will include competitive salary, equity, and benefits. Weave Grid is based in San Francisco but is open to considering remote candidates in the US for some roles.

About the role

Electric utilities design major EV programs in line with regulatory directives and in consultation with their respective regulators. In this role, you will shape and execute our strategy to accelerate EV adoption and enable cost-effective EV programs for our utility customers. This role will be focused on policy and regulatory strategy in the Eastern United States while working hand-in-hand with the business’s leaders to inform WeaveGrid’s strategy and sales priorities. Success in this role will enable a long-term, sustainable pathway for WeaveGrid’s growth. This role will report to the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs and work closely with the business development and the utility solutions team members supporting the region.

Core Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute WeaveGrid’s policy and regulatory strategy for the U.S. East region
  • Build external alliances and recognize opportunities for the company to build key relationships across stakeholders
  • Write and submit comments for utility and regulatory filings
  • Attend conferences, workshops, and other convenings as a representative of WeaveGrid
  • Research key regulatory developments to inform business strategy with an outlook of 2-3 years, and conversely, find avenues to influence policy-, rule-, and regulation-making per the company’s long-term objectives
  • Research detailed regulatory filings, state-level policies, and competitive landscapes to track and support market and business development
  • Collaborate with the business development team to support beneficial outcomes and secure regulatory approval
  • Assist the business development team in creating high-quality presentation materials on policy outcomes for important utility-client meetings
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for formal and informal influence in the industry and regulatory realm

About you

First and foremost, you’re mission-driven and fully dedicated to driving solutions for our climate crisis. You’re excited about supporting a world with 100% clean transportation while maintaining high grid reliability. You know that’s no small order, and have developed a strong feeling that electric utilities and automakers are the best partners to make this vision a reality. You have a deep sense of the needs and hurdles faced by a wide range of stakeholders that engage with the policies and regulations that impact our electric grid’s current operations and priorities for modernization. You thrive on the nitty-gritty world of policy and regulatory affairs because you’ve seen how it ultimately shapes and creates real change in our markets. You bring a process-driven approach to your work day-to-day, as well as a well-organized communication style. You know how to translate key details in a complex policy, filing, or other proceedings into actionable recommendations for our team. You’ve enjoyed working in a fast-paced environment at a high-growth company that thrives on a collaborative attitude, both internally and externally.

You have strong remote work skills, and you are able to travel as needed.

 
Qualifications
  • BA/BS, or equivalent experience, in law, social sciences, or engineering. Preferred: MPA/Masters, JD, or equivalent experience, with focus on energy policy regulations
  • 5+ years of full-time experience on directly relevant policy and regulatory affairs for electric utilities and/or grid operations
  • Significant domain expertise through industry experience in one or several of the following areas: electric mobility, power systems, public utility regulation, residential energy assets
  • Proven skill set for: in-depth analysis of energy policy, regulatory writing, and/or local legislative lobbying
  • Existing network among stakeholders in electric transportation
  • Demonstrated track record of empathetic leadership, individual initiative, a spirit of inquiry, and solutions-orientation
  • Aptitude to think, communicate, and execute strategically and tactically
  • High attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent work ethic
  • Functions effectively under time pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse teams internally and externally and translate between various areas of expertise
 
 
 
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