General Motors Energy Policy Lead / Strategist – Energy Products & Solutions in Helena, Montana
Remote: This position does not require employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work off-site on a permanent basis.
There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.
To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better, and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.
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Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open workspaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests and make it a priority to join in efforts that give back to our communities.
Distributed energy storage and solutions have emerged as a critical energy asset to expand renewable generation deployments, reduce energy costs, and assure the supply of electricity in response to natural disasters and cyber threats. GM’s V2X and Battery Solutions team is pursuing an individual in the policy domain who will support the growth and commercialization of GM’s energy products and solutions business.
The Policy Lead/Strategist – Energy Products & Solutions shall identify and manage policy & regulatory initiatives needing management across GM’s energy business. The individual will support workstreams related to the deployment and integration of Distributed Energy Resources ("DERs") with the grid. Areas of focus will include energy storage, energy management systems, and energy services products/solutions.
The individual will be responsible for creating, socializing, and reconciling initial policy positions in these domains. The individual will also be responsible for crafting initial legislative, regulatory, and agency engagement strategies. The individual will also be tasked with translating the needs of the business (and growth plans) into policy needs/priorities/positions.
This role sits within the business division’s Policy, Partnership, & Strategy team, and partners closely with the corporate Public Policy team. Significant coordination with other groups within GM is to be expected, including: EV Infrastructure, Energy Strategy & Procurement, Sustainability, Finance, Legal, and Planning. The individual will be responsible for reconciling policy positions and engagement strategies across internal working groups and different teams to collectively develop corporate policy positions & engagement strategies.
The individual will also track and review proposals on GM's behalf from various stakeholder groups (government, NGOs, trade associations, etc.) in the energy products/solutions space.
Externally, the individual will represent GM in trade associations, with Non-Governmental Organizations and in specific matters related to federal and state regulatory agencies. The Strategist will be a key leader for developing policy strategy and positions in support of growing GM’s energy products/solutions business.
This position is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and growing organization in a critical role to help enable GM’s vision for a Zero Emissions future.
This role is eligible to work remotely from anywhere in the United States.
Create, socialize, and internally reconcile initial policy positions
Partner cross-functionally to develop corporate policy positions
Craft initial legislative, regulatory, and agency engagement strategies
Partner cross-functionally to develop corporate engagement strategies
Collaborate closely with Public Policy organization on position & engagement management
Work closely with internal functional areas on overall strategic plans and problem resolution
Translate business needs/growth plans into policy roadmaps
Track and review proposals from various stakeholder groups
Lead and coordinate meetings, outputs, and proposals
Communicate positions on various issues to Federal, State, Regional, and Local entities as well as other relevant stakeholders such as suppliers, partner firms, customers, investors, NGOs, and associations in partnership with the Public Policy organization
Engage in collaborative efforts with other manufacturers, suppliers, government, academia, and other stakeholders
Collaborate in a team environment and/or take charge of opportunities to develop optimal solutions
Communicate clearly with leadership to ensure awareness of progress, successes, risks, and concerns
Required Skills / Experience / Education:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience
Minimum 1-3 years of prior professional experience required, with preference for experience working with battery and/or energy related technologies/industries
Proven customer-centric focus amidst competing priorities
Strong project and budget management skills with proven track record of efficiently executing work to completion at a high level of quality
Excellent cross-functional knowledge
Problem-solving skills where problems are complex and the demonstrated ability to develop processes if none exist
Creative and innovative mindset with a relentless focus on continuous improvement
Ability to learn and understand battery cell technology, energy concepts, and power systems to make policy recommendations to leadership
Ability to learn and understand certifications and compliance standards that relate to distributed energy resources and translate them into actionable policy recommendations
Ability to learn and understand the role, function, and interplay of different assets in a distributed energy resource system
Ability to learn and understand the capability and functionality of energy management systems
Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills required to effectively collaborate, motivate, and facilitate others in group situations
Desire to work in a complex and evolving environment and to bring an innovation mindset
Highly proficient in oral and written communication skills
Work well both independently and on teams
Team player attitude internally and externally
Willing to travel up to 20-30% of the time
Desired Additional Skills / Experience / Education:
Master’s degree and/or public policy degree is a bonus, but not required
Experience working within or adjacent to the electric utility industry is beneficial
Experience in interacting directly with a broad group of external stakeholders and policymakers
Ability to quickly and accurately identify key issues, trends, and signals in the policy arena
Experience in providing written comments to policy proposals
Ability to develop specific policy proposals (such as drafting legislation and regulatory text) is a plus
Experience and strong skill in team facilitation
High level of enthusiasm, persistence, leadership ability, initiative, and experienced judgment to identify priorities, initiate projects, and complete activities with a strong sense of urgency
Experience creating and managing cross functional teams to solve complex problems (rulemakings, legislative initiatives, etc.)
Compensation: The median level of salary compensation for this role is $126,751.01USD Annual
Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.
Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more
Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.
Why Join Us
We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.
The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.
General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.
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The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com .In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.