Director of Regulatory Affairs

Location: California, United States of America
Job Type: Permanent
Contact: Silas Mahner
Email: email Silas
Posted: 25 days ago

​NextWave Partners are exclusively engaged with a rapidly growing, well-funded, renewables IPP (Mostly BESS, with involvement in PV and Wind) who are looking to add a Director of Regulatory Affairs to their team. This person will be someone with significant experience dealing with regulatory affairs in the US regarding BESS, PV, and Wind (ideally BESS) technologies. Ideally this person will be highly familiar with the California market.

The role can be slightly flexible depending on the candidate as culture fit is of utmost importance, but this person will oversee tracking (or leading analysts that track) changes in regulation and influencing change in regulation.


  • Closely monitor energy storage and renewable regulatory and policy developments in California and WECC

  • Oversee the company’s regulatory and policy monitoring efforts across the U.S. and Canada and ensure all teams are well-informed on key regulatory and legislative developments in other priority markets

  • Synthesize large amounts of policy and regulatory information and provide succinct written reports on a biweekly basis identifying key developments, business opportunities and risks for the executive team

  • Assist in the creation and refinement of project development and power marketing strategies in various North American markets, both based on current regulatory frameworks as well as projected/desired evolutions in such markets

  • Work closely with the development team to support project-specific development and market expansion efforts

  • Develop policy and advocacy strategy in California, WECC and other key markets, manage regulatory processes, prepare submissions, and represent the company before state and federal policy makers and regulators to help bring about desired market changes

  • Participate in stakeholder engagement, effectively communicate the benefits of energy storage, and help build strategic partnerships and coalitions for its advancement

  • Work collaboratively with other stakeholders, including electric utilities, renewable energy companies, energy consumer groups, environmental groups, and trade unions, to help achieve business objective


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field; graduate degree in related field desirable.

  • Experience in policy/regulatory role responsible for supporting energy storage and/or renewable project development required, direct energy project development experience desirable.

  • Strong strategic thinker, able to identify risks and opportunities and work with development team to promptly seize opportunities

  • Significant experience in California renewable energy regulation and policy required.

  • Experience with renewable energy regulation and policy in other key North American markets (i.e., ERCOT, WECC, NYISO, PJM, ISO-NE, AESO, Ontario IESO) desirable.

  • Experience in renewable energy policy development or advocacy before state regulatory commissions and/or wholesale market operators.

  • Expertise in resource adequacy, grid reliability planning, grid decarbonization planning, or wholesale market design.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly the ability to distill large amounts of complex information into clear, succinct analysis.

  • Strong organizational and people management skills, with the flexibility and creativity to thrive in a fast paced, high growth environment.

  • Strong relationships with regulators and energy policy stakeholders.

  • Ability to travel within the US and Canada up to 25% (once regular traveling resumes)


If you are interested in this role and feel you are a good fit, please reach out to Silas Mähner at with your updated Resume and if you are close to what our client is looking for, we will reach out to discuss further. (NOTE: candidates must be living in the US)