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Director - Regulatory/Legis

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Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location(s): San Francisco, CA, US, 94108

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  64474 


NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

Under direction of the Executive Director, the Director position is responsible for helping manage NextEra’s engagement in legislative and regulatory proceedings and initiatives in the West. Ensures regulatory and legislative decisions recognize NextEra’s efforts to generation and transmission solutions that pave the way towards a carbon-free future. This role will focus on state regulators, industry partners, trade groups, and local government relationships, and you will be able to utilize your previous relationships and decision making to personally affect our success. Provides direction and engages with multiple consultants and internal teams to perform analysis on existing and proposed laws and regulations. In addition, serves as regulatory and legislative affairs liaison to internal teams.


You will be traveling extensively across the West, from 50%, up to 75% at times. Due to the travel aspect, we are open to an individual working remotely from the West to assist in efficiency and relationship building. Individuals that have been most successful in this role typically have a background working in team environments to resolve complex problems such as experience or study of the electric utility industry or regulatory processes, law, policy and/ or have worked directly for Legislators. These type of backgrounds will allow you to better interpret the laws, as well potentially influence legislation. We have the best team in the business where you will be challenged, part of a winning team, and we look forward to reviewing your application.

Job Overview

Employees in this role directly support management and development through representation of our company’s interests in regulatory bodies, regional transmission and planning organizations and legislatures and members of the executive branch of state governments in the United States and provinces in Canada.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participates in stakeholder processes, regulatory bodies, and/or regional organizations
  • Lobbies legislatures
  • Formulates company strategies internally for communication in the marketplace
  • Completes long-range strategic planning
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: 10+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's - Business Administration


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland