PSEG Regional Public Affairs Mgr in Moorestown, New Jersey

Requisition ID: 31802

Job Function/Category: Public Affairs

Employment Type: Exempt Full Time

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey. PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy

This position is responsible for developing and implementing strategic outreach and communication plans to advocate and gain support for critical Enterprise priorities, legislative and regulatory proposals, and utility projects to a wide range of external audiences. Primary audiences include local, county and select state elected officials as needed, in addition to key business leaders, policymakers, and influential members of the community. The position often requires engagement of corporate executive officers on matters of critical importance to the company and entails advising executives on the external implications and cost/benefits of decisions. The position primarily serves PSE&G, but will also serve PSEG Power and all Enterprise lines of business as the corporate representative in the over 300 towns and 11 counties. The position will also serve as a secondary representative in state legislative districts and congressional districts, as requested by State Government Affairs and Federal Affairs respectively.

Responsibilities entail leading internal teams from Enterprise organizations to develop plans and strategies that achieve milestones and goals while minimizing the disruptive impacts in communities. Examples include DP&C transmission projects, Gas System Modernization Program, environmental upgrades to generating stations, and renewable energy installations in communities. The position also requires the ability to educate and advocate with stakeholders on the local level regarding corporate initiatives. The position is required to assist in resolving escalated constituent issues as a means to leverage relationships to gain support for Enterprise initiatives.

The position requires a close working relationship with utility leadership and operations (electric and gas), as well as the highest level of emergency management official activated during emergencies and serve as the single point of contact with these offices during extended restoration periods. The position will further serve as the external lead during these situations in the respective geographic territory. The position frequently advises and directs the activities of projects teams as appropriate to successfully gain the external approvals needed to expedite project timelines. The position is a key source of advice to company executives on the political and community impact of corporate decisions, and will work closely with client businesses and Project Public Affairs in the execution of these objectives – especially at the senior manager level.

In collaboration with Corporate Citizenship & Culture, the position manages a contributions, sponsorship and events budget and requires the discretion to invest these corporate resources in the most effective manner to improve and leverage external relationships and achieve corporate objectives. Active participation on strategic business and nonprofit organization boards of directors is required, frequently beyond normal business hours and on weekends.

The position requires availability 24/7 for matters involving elected officials, and media inquiries as needed by Corporate Communications.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 9 or more years of demonstrated knowledge of the utility and power industries in combination with experience in Communications, Public Affairs and/or legal/regulatory areas.

  • External candidates should possess experience in the fields of community relations, public boards or committees, elected or appointed government or public sector experience, or large scale construction project experience.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license. (Extensive in-state travel is required)

  • Must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Must also demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills developed through interaction with executives, public officials and community/local boards.

  • Writing, presentation and public speaking skills.

  • Project planning and management.

  • Lobbying skills, or experience in governmental process advocacy.

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

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Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

Need to request an accommodation?

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved hiring decision

Diversity at PSEG: Equal Opportunity Employer

PSEG is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. PSEG's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

Need to request an accommodation?

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

PSEG is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.