Policy Analyst/Manager

Renewable Energy

Intelletec is partnering with a renewable energy client to find a Policy Analyst/Manager to join the team! Our client owns, operates, and develops hydroelectric power projects across the US! This role sits within the Business Development and Asset Management team, whose overall goal is to increase the value of existing fleet of operating hydropower facilities and to lead expansion of the company through acquisition of additional hydropower plants and other renewable energy capacity.  

The Policy Lead will have two core responsibilities. The first key role is following and summarizing federal, state and regional policies which impact our operating renewable energy business and shape our growth prospects. The second is leading the applications for federal incentives under the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, namely the 242, 243 and 247 grants which respectively support incremental hydropower generation, investments in hydropower efficiency, and investments in certain capital improvements for dam safety, environmental impact and grid resilience.  

Illustrative Responsibilities

  • Provide routine (likely quarterly) policy summaries to executive leadership team to capture relevant activity, as well as ad-hoc deep-dive presentations on key policies
  • Attend regular meetings of the NHA Legislative Committee and various state organizations and coalitions (ACE-NY, etc.)  to follow policy developments, as well as webinars and other events to capture take-away points
  • As part of the Business Development team’s assessment of an acquisition opportunity in a new state, providing a summary (typically in the form of 1-2 power point slides, but potentially a written memo) of current state renewable energy targets, how progress is trending, and how the policy environment can be expected to impact the commercial value of the acquisition
  • On an annual basis, lay out the work plan to complete Infrastructure and Jobs Bill grant applications for all potentially eligible projects and work with the project leads to complete the application accurately and on-time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field
  • Previous background and strong interest in clean energy policy (can be academic, although professional preferred)
  • Ability to distill complex issues into key messages for presentation to senior management
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • Ability to use discretion in handling confidential information
  • The highest ethical standards in representing us in the public sphere

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work experience in federal or state policy, either on the legislative side or for an advocacy organization  
  • Previous professional work experience in clean energy
  • Knowledge of the Investment Tax Credit and other key clean energy legislation
  • Exposure and understanding to the broader challenges faced by new renewable energy, such as solar panel tariffs, interconnection queue issues, siting concerns, property tax negotiations, etc.  

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