Policy Manager

About us

BlueWave's mission is to protect our planet by transforming access to renewable energy. As a pioneering renewable energy company that develops and owns solar and battery storage projects, BlueWave has a long track record of success and is developing several gigawatts of solar and battery storage projects throughout the United States to ensure our grid is reliable and efficient in a clean energy future. BlueWave is proud to be a certified B Corp, recognized by B Labs as "Best in the World" in Governance.


About the role

As a Policy Manager, you will be responsible for developing and implementing BlueWave’s policy/regulatory strategies to advance distributed solar, identify business opportunities and address policy challenges in our new and existing markets. The Policy Manager will work closely with BlueWave’s Solar Development, Grid Integration, Site Acquisition, Strategy and other internal teams to evaluate the impact of potential state and federal policy changes on our pipeline of solar projects and use their knowledge of the policy and regulatory landscape to inform business decisions. This position will be focused on supporting new market development and is an opportunity for a creative and strategic thinker to help identify new strategies to grow BlueWave’s business beyond traditional state-level community solar programs and find innovative ways to expand access to the benefits of renewable energy.

Previous experience with energy markets, business development and/or land use issues are desired.  Experience developing relationships with policymakers, the ability to synthesize complex information into actionable recommendations for decisionmakers and strong written and verbal communication skills are essential attributes for being successful in this role. This position will report to the Senior Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs.

What you'll do 
  • Monitor policy and regulatory developments in existing BlueWave markets and identify new markets with favorable policy environments
  • Analyze distributed solar industry policy and regulatory trends and disseminate to key decisionmakers
  • Work with BlueWave’s internal teams to develop policy positions, implement policy strategy and identify new business opportunities
  • Identify and develop solutions to legislative, regulatory and local issues that have the potential to affect BlueWave’s projects
  • Network with public officials, utilities, and key partners in the region to influence policies and regulations supportive of the solar industry
  • Interact with local, state and federal government agencies and officials on development and implementation of solar policies and programs
  • Represent BlueWave with membership organizations, regulators, state legislators and utilities
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, economics, environmental studies or related field
  • 3 years of experience in state/federal policy advocacy, renewable energy consulting or related fields
  • Experience working in or with state or federal legislative or executive branch
  • Deep knowledge of the solar and/or storage industries, renewable energy/electricity markets and trends in the region
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Interest and ability to get up to speed quickly on new topics

Preferred 

  • Experience in solar project finance, energy markets, and/or business development
  • A passion for BlueWave’s mission and goals
  • Eager to work at a fast paced, energetic company that strives for continual improvement

Benefits:

BlueWave provides employees with a robust benefits package, including unlimited paid time off, dedicated volunteer days, cell phone reimbursement, summer Fridays and 13 paid holidays. In addition, we offer a 401k and Roth 401K option with company match, subsidized health, dental and vision plans, as well as life insurance and long/short-term disability.


Inclusion at BlueWave:

As a mission-driven B Corp, as environmentalists, and as humans, we hold ourselves accountable to creating a workforce that celebrates diversity on our team and within our communities. Our inclusive culture and core values inspire us to develop more innovative, bolder solutions to support our customers and partners in the solar industry. When you join BlueWave, you join a collaborative team doing all that we can to be transparent, sustainable and inclusive as we fight for our shared vision of protecting the planet.


BlueWave is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and will do so by actively seeking to hire and promote diverse individuals throughout the company.  Providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment is critical to our identity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, handicap (disability), sexual orientation, gender identity/ or expression, genetics, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, military status or obligation or other protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


Compensation will be influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, job-related knowledge, skills, education, licenses/certifications, essential job duties and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications.

Policy & Gov't Affairs

Boston, MA

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