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Principal Policy Consultant

Company: DNV
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Local Unit & Position DescriptionAre you excited about the opportunities created by the energy transition to decarbonize our economy?Would you like to be part of a team that helps energy stakeholders develop and navigate policy and regulation that advances the energy transition faster and more equitably?Do you thrive in building coalitions that motivate forward progress on complex energy issues?DNV's Energy System North America group is seeking a Principal Policy Consultant to join our Markets team and to help our clients innovate, develop, and value their go-to-market strategies. We do this by conducting market research, assessing risk, developing strategies, and conducting experiments to test strategies with our clients. We recognize that companies that lead are the ones that own the future. By helping our clients be proactive in making progress towards an equitable energy transition, we help our customers ensure they (and the communities they serve) are positioned for success. We work with companies that embrace the reality that is coming.As Principal Policy Consultant, you will guide and oversee policy and regulatory research for DNV's Markets & Risk service area, support DNV's influential portfolio of clients on advancing equitable distribution of clean energy benefits and build a coalition of engaged energy professionals tackling complex energy challenges.This position may be based out of any of DNV's continental U.S. offices, and could be a remote position based from any location in the continental U.S. (except Colorado).What You'll Do Work closely with DNV's Head of Section of Markets to develop the team's policy strategy Guide and support policy and regulatory research in DNV's Energy Systems North America region Create business standard, practice, resources and tools for policy and regulatory research in DNV's Energy System North America region Mentor, guide, and develop policy analysts, monitor, and direct their workflow Provide research and insight on emerging energy topics and issues, most notably on environmental justice, climate justice, and energy equity Support the research and policy needs of DNV clients Ensure all policy and regulatory research products are high quality, effective, and timely; work with other team members to effectively ensure all DNV products meet high standards of accuracy Collaborate with DNV staff on other teams to understand their research needs and find opportunities for collaboration, innovation and developing creative solutions to customer challenges Collaborate with other areas of the business to deliver integrated services such as integrating policy and regulatory research with market sizing and technical assessment of energy products and technologies Work with the Markets team to generate ideas for persuasive thought leadership content and contribute to the development of those products including reports, white papers, blogs, and op-eds Act as a public spokesperson for DNV representing the organization at conferences and other public speaking venues Develop initiatives and partnerships to engage and influence leading energy companies in coalition building to solve complex energy challenges Perform other duties as assignedPosition QualificationsWhat is Required Minimum 7 years of work experience in policy design and evaluation, market or customer research, or policy support is required Minimum 5 years of experience in the policy or regulatory field, specifically advising on energy matters. Plus, if you've worked in public policy research, especially in a political, legislative or campaign context Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree or emphasis in a relevant discipline (e.g., sociology, political science, public policy, law, economics, etc.) preferred Comfortable with conducting research, analyzing, and translating policy and regulation research jargon into plain language Excellent writer with an eye toward overall quality control Effective coalition builder, mentor, and leader Accustomed to multi-tasking and working under tight deadlines in a dynamic environment Well organized and pay attention to details Creative problem-solver with ability to see around corners Committed to a just and inclusive energy economy that delivers opportunity and dignity to all Americans Display keen understanding of broader societal and policy trends in energy, climate, and sustainability Experience with developing and managing integrated communications campaigns Strong strategic thinker with understanding of how larger economic and public policy landscape impacts clients' businesses; creativity to develop new tactics and storylines Ambition for sourcing and/or successfully leading efforts to obtain new business Deeply familiar with the progressive economic policymaking community Policy chops, research skills, coalition building talent, and creative vision Excellent written and verbal English communication skills; comfortable communicating with team members with different cultural backgrounds and experience Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team and have a positive, team-oriented attitude and professional demeanor Willingness and ability to travel, up to 5% of the time Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to rent and drive a car to travel on public conveyances when required Physical Requirements- sit/stand for prolonged periods of time We conduct pre-employment drug and background screeningNote: Please submit a cover letter with your resume that details your specific knowledge in the areas of energy markets, policies, and regulation as well as your strengths relative to the other requirements (required)Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this positionHow We Do ItWe Care, We Dare, We ShareOur mission is to safeguard life, property, and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and want you to bring your whole self to work each day. Read more here:Diversity at DNV Meet our EmployeesAbout DNVDNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see:visit our website at & Business Area DescriptionDNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise, we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

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