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Regulatory Manager, California

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.

Job description

Electric utilities design major EV programs in line with, and in consultation with, their respective regulators. In this role, you will be working closely with the Director of Business Development and other company leadership in a wide array of capacities to launch and execute on our regulatory strategy to enable cost-effective EV programs for our utility customers. This role will be focused on policy and regulations, while working hand-in-hand with business leaders to inform Weave Grid’s strategy and sales priorities. This role is designed to create a long term, sustainable pathway for Weave Grid’s growth across all states in the US, starting with active regions with public goals to support the growth of zero-emission vehicles. 

You will have a critical and formative role for our growth, with several pathways for your career trajectory emerging as we ramp up our regulatory activity.

This role will
Design and launch a framework and relevant tools/processes for proactively monitoring state and federal regulatory proceedings, including utility filings
Prioritize regulatory and policy strategy for each state or region
Write tactical comments for utility and regulatory filings
Build external alliances and recognize opportunities for Weave Grid’s leadership to build key relationships
Research key regulatory developments to inform business strategy with outlook of 2-3 years, and conversely, find avenues to influence policy- and regulation-making per the company’s long-term objectives
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 are the best partner to make this vision a reality.

You have a deep sense for the needs and hurdles faced by a wide range of stakeholders that engage with the policies and regulation that impact our electric grid’s current operations and priorities for modernization. You thrive on the nitty-gritty world of regulations, 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 proceeding 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.

To meet the needs of this role, you will bring
Significant domain expertise through industry experience in one or several of the following areas: Electric mobility, Power systems, Public utility regulation, Residential energy assets
Demonstrated track record of empathetic leadership, individual initiative, a spirit of inquiry, and solutions-orientation
Proven skill set for: In-depth analysis of energy policy, regulatory writing, and/or local legislative lobbying
High attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent work ethic
The ability to function effectively under time pressure
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work with diverse teams and translate between various areas of expertise
Qualifications
10+ years experience for a Director-level role, including people management and building a regulatory team from scratch
5+ years of full-time experience on directly relevant policy and regulations for electric utilities and/or grid operations
BA/BS, or equivalent experience, in law or social sciences. Preferred: MPA/Masters, or equivalent experience, with focus on energy policy and/or regulations

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.

How to apply

You can apply through the link below. Remember that we want to see the best of you, so please include any details that will help us get a better sense of who you are and what makes you tick.