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Bloom Energy, a global, public solid oxide fuel cell company, is looking for a Vice President, Regulatory Law to join its world-class legal team. This individual will report to the EVP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance officer and will work with the General Counsel to develop the regulatory function and team. Location in greater Washington DC area or California Bay Area is preferred.
Bloom’s Vice President, Regulatory Law, will provide oral and written advocacy for the company before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and State Regulatory, Energy Policy and Environmental Agencies; develop, draft and negotiate regulatory positions and prepare public comments; and provide legal and regulatory counsel to internal clients on matters and issues across the regulatory spectrum. She/he will serve as a primary attorney for the government affairs and business development teams within Bloom Energy and partner with these teams to maintain, develop, and expand policy and regulation to support the deployment of Bloom Energy Servers worldwide.
This position will support our regulatory success by bringing legal and regulatory expertise to inform Bloom’s regulatory priorities. The right candidate must be ready and able to join a team of experts, work in a collaborative environment, and effectively manage the demands of multiple simultaneous projects. She/he will be an experienced regulatory lawyer with demonstrable specific energy law expertise. She/he must also be a good writer and communicator who can effectively interface with executive management, decision makers, regulators, and stakeholders.
Role and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with internal clients in the advancement of Bloom Energy’s business objectives across multiple jurisdictions
Provide strategic and practical legal advice and subject matter expertise on a range of relevant, regulatory and policy matters, including both retail behind-the-meter and wholesale in-front-of-the meter issues and proceedings.
Work cross-functionally to identify, analyze, and mitigate relevant issues related to the introduction of new products and services; conduct policy and regulatory analysis.
Manage regulatory process including monitoring regulatory developments, defining regulatory strategy, and drafting and submitting public comments
Represent Bloom before regulatory agencies, broadly defined and enforcement authorities
Develop messaging materials to be presented to senior government and corporate officials
Research, understand, and communicate the detailed mechanics of energy policy
Provide legal advice to Bloom Government Affairs, Business Development and Legal teams on regulatory and energy law matters.
Lead agreement-making process, develop, and maintain ongoing relationships with external stakeholders and policy makers on regulatory matters.
Required Skills and Experience:
Degree in Law (JD / LLB) from an accredited law school
Member in good standing of the California Bar.
18 or more years of legal experience as an energy attorney ; in-house experience in a technology/energy company is a plus
Able to thrive in a dynamic environment and grow and adapt as Bloom Energy grows
Exceptional writing, communication and presentation skills; ability to portray complex concepts to diverse audiences
Background in working with elected and appointed officials and their senior legal and policy aides as well as senior officials of energy companies and energy investors
Demonstrated understanding of the law and regulatory process
Ability and drive to take ownership of projects and tasks.
Comfortable with gray areas and interpreting and applying the law in unsettled contexts.
Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
Admitted to, and in good standing with, a state bar.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation consists of base salary, annual bonus and equity (RSUs)
Internal Number: JR-09908
About Bloom Energy
About Bloom Energy:
Bloom Energy will make clean, reliable energy affordable for everyone in the world. Our technology, first developed for NASA's Mars Program, will dramatically change the way that the world’s energy is produced, distributed and consumed. Bloom’s unique on-site power generation systems are among the most efficient on the planet, providing significantly reduced operating costs and producing dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non-profit organizations such as Caltech and Kaiser Permanente and for utilities including PG&E, Southern California Edison, Delmarva Power and Washington Gas. Bloom Energy has more than 300 MW of Bloom Energy Servers installed in the United States.
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