Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The Clean Energy Advisory is part of the State Regulatory Strategy and Government Affairs group and will work across business units to coordinate the Company’s activities relevant to clean energy and sustainability. Responsibilities will include:
- Coordinating responses to external stakeholders including governmental agencies, university and college researchers, and non-profit organizations.
- Representing the Company at events and meetings and providing any required follow-up;
- Researching emerging topics in clean energy and preparing and distributing summary memos to relevant staff;
- Identifying and pursuing opportunities for the company, particularly related to clean energy/sustainability; and
- Supporting the Company’s participation in public events by producing educational materials, securing producing display materials, and staffing such events, which may include some evening and weekend hours.
Up to 40% of time may be spent supporting regulatory and government affairs activities, including responding to inquiries from legislators and local elected officials; researching and drafting comments to legislative and regulatory proposals on issues related to clean energy; developing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders; and other duties as assigned.
Roles at this level are often filled by recent university / college graduates with little or no professional experience, but with relevant skills. This level may include individuals joining the organization on a university / college graduate training program or those studying for a professional qualification or accreditation.
Bachelor’s Degree in political science, public relations, public policy, communications, environmental studies, or “Liberal Arts majors with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues also considered”. The desired applicant will have some knowledge of sustainability and clean energy topics and a familiarity with environmental and energy organizations and businesses in Duquesne Light’s service territory and the state of Pennsylvania as a whole.
Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, well-organized, accurate and able to handle multiple competing priorities and deadlines, ability to analyze complex issues and communicate clearly and succinctly.
Responsibilities are generally tactical and basic in nature, however work may vary in type and complexity requiring the incumbent to be flexible to adjust to the given situation. Primary focus is on daily deliverables and outputs, while at the same time developing a knowledge of the broader context in which the work is being performed.
Independent discretion or decision making capability is mostly limited. There is normally a general framework of established boundaries to help employees perform their roles and make decisions. Situation that require deviation form this general framework are typically not made alone. The employee may recommend a solution however the recommendations are frequently presented to their manager or more senior level professionals for review and approval prior to the decision being made.
Physical Requirements: Normal office environment. May require occasional travel throughout the
Duquesne Service Territory. May require occasional trips to Harrisburg, approximately 3-6 trips per
Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.