Director, Government Affairs

Requisition Number:  9081
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co
Location: 

Washington DC, DC, US, 20006

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

 

The Director of Government Affairs is the leader responsible for developing, leading, and executing legislative strategy for Westinghouse. The incumbent represents the company’s interests before the U.S. government (Congress, Executive Offices, and Agencies), key third parties (associations, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, etc.) and States.  As a registered lobbyist for Westinghouse Electric Company, the incumbent will leverage expertise and relationships with members of Congress and Congressional staff to achieve Westinghouse’s public policy goals.  The position works closely with key internal business stakeholders and partners with executive and board leadership to leverage governmental advocacy strategies.

 

Your Day to Day:

  • Develop and implement effective legislative strategies for key business priorities involving nuclear energy, trade issues, and business issues related to fair competition.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Vice President of Government and International Affairs and senior Westinghouse business partners on legislative developments affecting the company and the nuclear industry.
  • Monitor and assess state and local political and public policy to determine where legislative and regulatory action is advisable.
  • Proactively evaluate legislation, federal agency program funding, specifically for programs at the Departments of Energy, Defense, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as well as the political environment.
  • Manage federal and state consultants and trade association resources to achieve Westinghouse’s legislative goals.
  • Deliver timely communications to internal stakeholders regarding legislative/policy developments that could impact the business to ensure an opportunity to influence outcome.
  • Develop a strategy for the company's use of the Political Action Committee (PAC) and ensure compliance with the FEC Regulations.

 

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 10+ years of experience in lobbying, public administration, legislative staff work, or related experience.

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting http://www.westinghousenuclear.com.

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