Regulatory & Government Affairs, Senior Manager / Director

San Francisco or Remote /
TeraWatt Infrastructure /
Full-time
About TeraWatt Infrastructure

The once in a century technology transition from combustion engines to electricity for transport will require a multi-trillion dollar investment in energy and charging infrastructure, and real estate that accommodates these uses over the next decade.  This transformation is rapidly accelerating, and TeraWatt is the leader in developing, financing, owning and operating the charging solutions and infrastructure that will change how goods and people move. 

To facilitate this transition for clients, TeraWatt delivers end-to-end charging solutions, with the infrastructure to support it, at scale.  Whether for an urban mobility hub, a last mile fleet operator, or long-haul electric trucking, TeraWatt brings the talent, capabilities, and capital to create reliable, cost-effective solutions for customers on the leading edge of the transition to zero carbon transport. 

With a growing portfolio of properties currently spanning 18 states in key transportation corridors and logistics hubs, TeraWatt is building the permanent electric vehicle charging infrastructure of tomorrow through a robust combination of property assets, financing capabilities, and infrastructure and energy management solutions. We develop, finance, own, and operate charging solutions that take the cost and complexity out of electrifying fleets. With a business model based on well-established economics of renewable energy project development and a proven real estate strategy, TeraWatt was founded, in the absence of anything like it, to be the nation’s trusted and reliable, long-term partner in the inevitable transition to all-electric transportation. With the transition to electrification of transport imminent, now is the time to develop these assets. 

At TeraWatt, we execute humbly and with urgency to provide energy and charging solutions that delight our clients and support the transition to clean, electrified transport. 

Impact to Climate Change:

Transportation creates 23% of all greenhouse gas emissions each year. According to many experts, electrifying transportation is priority #1 to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and thus the impact to Climate Change. By electrifying fleets, we can mitigate more than 70% of mobility CO2 urban emissions, remove 50% of city air pollution, and help fleet operators meet Net Zero commitments. 

Role Description

The Company is creating first-of-its-kind EV charging solutions and products for the newly developing mobility, heavy trucking and fleet electric vehicle market.  The Regulatory & Government Affairs, Senior Manager / Director is responsible for leading policy engagement and advocacy on behalf of TeraWatt at local, state and federal levels with regulatory, legislative and government agency bodies.  TeraWatt owns property and has strategic interests in states across the country.  In order to develop and operate reliable, large-scale charging infrastructure at the lowest cost possible, TeraWatt must partner with the public sector to streamline development, leverage incentives and participate in regulatory proceedings.  The successful candidate will have fluency in energy regulatory issues, but also familiarity with transportation and mobility topics.  Regulatory & Government Affairs is often the first department to identify new, attractive opportunities for infrastructure development due to policy drivers accelerating the adoption of electrified transportation for commercial fleets.  At TeraWatt, Regulatory & Government Affairs is a key partner to Real Estate, Project Development, Business Development and Finance.

Core Responsibilities

    • Manage company relationships with appointed and staff officials at public agencies that administer incentive programs and competitive grant solicitations
    • Build the company’s relationships with key policy makers, including elected officials, in priority geographies
    • Provide regulatory and public policy insight into grant applications
    • Research and identify highly relevant incentive and grant programs for TeraWatt’s customers and site development portfolio
    • Engage with Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and other agencies to inform, educate and advocate for sound policy on EV charging infrastructure
    • Propose and manage regulatory and legislative consultants, and manage annual budgets
    • Identify, track and prioritize for engagement those legislative and regulatory activities that are key to TeraWatt’s business interests in relevant states and at appropriate government bodies
    • Monitor and participate in public utility commission (PUC) proceedings related to EV charging infrastructure and relevant distributed energy resource and grid services topics
    • Evangelize enabling policy for electrification of transportation for commercial vehicles by participating in stakeholder forums, industry conferences and media content development
    • Leverage high-impact industry trade groups to advocate for TeraWatt’s business interests
    • Be an evangelist for electrification of commercial vehicle fleets

Preferred Qualifications

    • 5+ years of Regulatory, Legislative or Government Affairs experience
    • Specific policy outcomes influenced / driven by candidate
    • Experience working at or advocating before Public Utility Commissions and/or Departments of Transportation
    • Legislative advocacy is a plus
    • Experience engaging in Clean Fuels regulation stakeholder proceedings
    • Understanding of electric utility rates and tariffs
    • Electric utility, EV charging and/or DER industry experience
    • New mobility, transportation and/or commercial vehicle industry experience
    • Government agency staffer experience