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Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Date Posted: Jul 19, 2019

Location: Princeton, NJ, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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Job Summary: NRG seeks a Vice President of Regulatory Affairs to lead the Company’s Regulatory Affairs group, with responsibility for retail and wholesale market design.  With over 20 GW of generation and 3 million retail customers, NRG is a leading provider of customer-centric energy solutions.  The successful candidate will oversee a national strategy of supporting competitive market-based approaches at the state, federal and retail level, all aimed at enhancing customer choice and decarbonizing our electricity markets. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Direct NRG’s 50-state regulatory strategy focusing on enhancing competition in the wholesale and retail markets  
  • Engage with senior company stakeholders to develop and enact policies that support commercial priorities, focusing on the wholesale energy and retail energy markets 
  • Direct the ongoing advocacy work of NRG’s Regulatory Affairs groups to develop and implement competitive clean energy markets that work in concert with competitive retail and wholesale markets, in conjunction with NRG’s Government Affairs team  
  • Ensure that State green power programs are implemented in a manner consistent with a well-functioning wholesale and retail markets
  • Serve as spokesperson representing the Company’s interests before various regulatory agencies.
  • Develop and deliver messages regarding the benefits of competition to all stakeholders, including applicable Commissions, legislators, and other groups
  • Direct the Company’s relationship with industry trade associations
  • Develop policy white papers and other advocacy documents
  • Communicate Company position on regulatory issues by responding to formal and informal requests for information, providing briefing papers, scheduling and attending meetings with internal and external contacts
  • Establish and maintain communications with members of state regulatory agencies
  • Understand goals, strategies and tactics of the retail and wholesale and retail segments of the business
  • Coordinate activities with other departments relative to identifying, researching, and formulating Company positions, strategies, or responses on current issues or trends
  • Monitor regulatory proceedings to identify trends, issues or decisions which might affect the Company's regulatory objectives
  • Performs various other additional duties as assigned


Working Conditions:

  • Fast-paced working environment with relatively short and competing deadlines.  Overtime required. Some travel and overnight stays as required
  • Position located in Princeton, NJ


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, public policy, economics, engineering or similar degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required
  • Ten or more years’ experience with electricity markets at the wholesale and/or retail level.
  • Experience in integrating carbon considerations into the organized markets 
  • Experience advocating for competitive market solutions


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Business, Public Administration, Public Affairs, Law degree, or related field preferred


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires critical thinking skills, keen judgment and the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrated superior writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and with others
  • Must have the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and requests simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment under tight deadlines
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral), teamwork, leadership, and organizational skills 
  • Must be able to communicate information to a variety of audiences, both internal and external to the Company
  • Must be able to coordinate with others outside of direct functional area of responsibility
  • Must exercise initiative, good judgment, professionalism, and leadership, particularly related to communicating the Company's position
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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