Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs – PJM 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 be responsible for managing our client's relationships and policy positions within the PJM region, federal and state regulatory agencies, and state legislative bodies. Your role will involve establishing policy positions in key PJM states, drafting state filings, monitoring state and federal clean energy incentive and RFP programs, and actively participating in PJM stakeholder processes relevant to our client's business. Proactively identifying potential policy changes or modifications that benefit our client's business and communicating them to internal teams will be crucial. Additionally, you will represent our client at PJM, the PJM states, FERC, and DOE, collaborate with affiliated portfolio companies, and build industry coalitions to advance our client's policy priorities. Your strong knowledge of battery storage and utility industries, RTO/ISO structures, and regulatory and legislative processes at the state and federal level will be essential. Effective written and oral communication skills are critical to this role.


  • Tracking policies of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, PJM, State Public Utilities Commissions (PUCs), and other federal and state agencies that impact our client's business, collaborating with functional groups to ensure understanding of policy impacts.

  • Managing our client's policy and filing priorities at FERC, PJM, State PUCs, and other federal and state agencies and legislatures.

  • Developing regulatory positions and strategies to promote priorities and overcome potential roadblocks.

  • Monitoring Federal and State incentive and RFP opportunities.

  • Working with trade associations to advance our client's business and regulatory/legislative priorities.

  • Hiring and managing consultants to support policy priorities.

  • Managing a regulatory budget.

  • Coordinating policy priorities, relationship management, and communications with our client's leadership team.


  • Experience in the energy sector, preferably with a focus on renewable energy.

  • Strong understanding of the regulatory processes at the state, RTO/ISOs, and FERC levels.

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

  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to deliver concise and powerful messages verbally, in writing, and in presentations.

  • JD, MBA, MS in Policy, or another Advanced Degree 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.