Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs – Eastern Region - Renewable Energy

Posted 10 December 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureSustainability
Contact NameRobert Sagona

Job description

​Company Overview:

Our client is a prominent nationwide developer of renewable energy solutions, with a strategic focus on the deployment of battery energy storage resources. Their expertise lies in the co-location of these resources within established large-scale generation facilities, which are owned by private equity funds managed by their investment partner. By actively developing co-located battery storage projects within their investment partner's vast 25 GW power infrastructure portfolio, our client is at the forefront of facilitating a safe, reliable, and environmentally conscious transition to renewable energy. With a pipeline of approximately 5 GWs spread across 20 project locations, they address the increasing demand for flexible and dispatchable renewable energy, effectively countering the intermittency of other renewable sources. Moreover, our client places a strong emphasis on the well-being of all stakeholders, including environmental justice and underprivileged communities. Headquartered in Boston, MA, they boast a diverse management team, bringing extensive experience in the fields of renewable energy, utilities, and independent power sectors.


At our client's organization, a culture of excellence, collaboration, and meaningful impact thrives. Each employee plays a crucial role in driving the company's growth and financial success. Recognizing the importance of work-life balance, they prioritize their employees' well-being and offer flexibility to support their career aspirations.

Job Description:

As the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, you will oversee our client’s engagements and policy positions at ISO NE and the NY ISO, as well as federal and state regulatory agencies and state legislative bodies. The selected individual will oversee establishing policy positions in New York and key states within the ISO NE region. They will take the lead on creating state filings, monitoring state and federal clean energy incentive and RFP programs, attending meetings, and managing activities within the ISO NE and NY ISO stakeholder processes that are relevant to our client’s operations. They will actively identify potential policy changes or adjustments that could benefit the business and effectively communicate them to internal teams to aid in the development of strategies. This role will involve representing our client at FERC and DOE, as well as in NY State and other states within the ISO NE region. The candidate will also participate in industry trade groups, collaborate with affiliated portfolio companies, and establish alliances with like-minded organizations to advance our client’s policy priorities. A strong understanding of the battery storage and utility industries, RTO/ISO structures, and the regulatory and legislative processes within these sectors is essential.


  • Stay updated on policies and regulations from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), PJM, State Public Utilities Commissions (PUCs), and other federal and state agencies that affect our business. Coordinate with relevant teams within our organization to ensure a thorough understanding of policy impacts.

  • Manage our policy and filing priorities at FERC, PJM, State PUCs, and other federal and state agencies and legislatures in collaboration with various teams.

  • Develop regulatory positions and strategies to support our priorities and overcome potential obstacles to development and new products.

  • Monitor and track federal and state incentive and request for proposal (RFP) opportunities.

  • Collaborate with trade associations to advance our business and regulatory/legislative priorities.

  • Recruit and oversee consultants to assist with policy priorities.

  • Manage the regulatory budget.

  • Coordinate policy priorities, relationship management, and communications with our leadership team.


  • Proven experience in the energy sector, with a preference for renewable energy experience.

  • Strong understanding of the regulatory process at the state, Regional Transmission Organizations/Independent System Operators (RTO/ISOs), and FERC.

  • Exceptional analytical skills to assess policy impacts on energy development and pricing.

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to deliver concise and impactful verbal, written, and presentation messages.

  • JD, MBA, MS in Policy, or another advanced degree is preferred but not required.

  • Passion for working in a company driving the transition to clean energy, with the motivation and energy to support the achievement.

  • Ability to travel to the office periodically for in-person engagement.

Note: If you are interested in the position, please submit your resume. Our client is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, and experience.