|Position Title||Regulatory Expert|
|Alternate Title(s)||Government Regulatory Expert, Utility Regulatory Expert, Policy & Regulatory Specialist, Policy Analyst, Public Affairs, Legislative Liaison, Government Relations, Government Affairs, Lobbyist|
|Education & Training Level||Advanced, Bachelors required, prefer graduate degree|
|Education & Training Level Description||Degree in political science, law, economics, public policy, public affairs|
|Brief job description||Regulatory experts research and keep current on various regulatory issues within the energy industry. They develop positions on policy issues, analyze how policy issues will impact business opportunities, and provide updates and strategy recommendations to senior management, sales, project development teams and other internal stakeholders. This role often serves on various stakeholder committees, such as industry trade associations, or assists in lobbying functions during state and federal rule making procedures associated with transmission and interconnection issues, energy market issues, state Renewable Portfolio Standards, land use, siting/permitting, and taxes.|
|Preferred Level of Education||Graduate degree|
|Preferred Level of Experience||See the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information.|
|Estimated/Expected Salary||See the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information.|
Regulatory experts have a strong understanding of existing legislative and regulatory issues, but more importantly, they keep up to date on various policy issues within the energy industry. They research potential changes in rules, regulations, and legislation at the state and federal levels. Using their knowledge and research, they provide information and recommendations to internal company stakeholders that can assist in strategic business planning.
A regulatory expert serves on various stakeholder committees or assists in lobbying type functions during State and Federal rule making procedures associated with transmission and interconnection issues, energy market issues, state Renewable Portfolio Standards, siting/permitting, land use, and taxes. They communicate with various stakeholders to determine issues and potential outcomes, testify at state and regional, such as with Public Utility Commissions or legislative committee hearings. They may also draft and edit new regulatory language in support of wind energy.