State Affairs Manager

Santa Monica, CA, US /
SG&A – Legal /
Our Global Legal Team is adding a State Affairs Manager for the Western United State.  This position will sit in either Santa Monica or Las Vegas.

What you'll do:

    • Create and foster strong relationships with State and local regulators, legislators, and stakeholders to shape transportation policy
    • Formulate policy positions, develop implementation plans, and act on them consistent with Motional’s Government Relations Strategy
    • Collaborate with other teams across Motional to keep our knowledge base up to date and provide analysis of consequential political developments 
    • Coordinate with local advisors and contribute to industry trade associations
    • Work closely with the larger Government Relations and Legal teams

What you'll bring:

    • 8+ years of public policy experience within government, trade associations, or relevant companies. 
    • Experience in transportation and technology policy issues is a must. 
    • Expert understanding of State legislatures, regulators, decision-makers, and current political dynamics 
    • Adept at communicating complex policies and recommendations to a variety of audiences
    • Ability to identify and forge coalitions with partners to advance Motional’s policy positions

Bonus points (but not required)

    • Existing networks in government in the West and South-West
    • Experience with the policy world of autonomous vehicles and commercial passenger services
    • Knowledge of policy issues surrounding privacy, cybersecurity, zero-emission vehicles, and intellectual property
    • Law or Public Policy degree

What is in it for you:

    • The role will help define future regulations of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry
About Us
Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.
Our team is commercializing a world-class driverless system. The Motional team is behind some of the industry’s largest leaps forward in the last decade, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world’s first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world’s most-established public robotaxi fleet. Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Group, one of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers offering smart mobility solutions, and Aptiv, a global technology leader in advanced safety, electrification, and vehicle connectivity, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives.

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