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Manager/Senior Manager, Transmission & Markets – Clean Grid Alliance

Clean Grid Alliance - St. Paul, MN

Clean Grid Alliance (CGA) is a nonprofit organization whose 60+ members include wind, solar and energy storage developers and manufacturers, non-profit environmental, public interest, and clean energy advocacy organizations, farmer organizations, and other businesses that support renewable energy. CGA is a vital player in the fast-changing clean energy sector. Clean energy (and other technologies that will enable a clean and renewable future) is growing rapidly and includes wind, solar, storage, and other emerging technologies like hydrogen —all of which will need CGA’s expertise and engagement in the years to come. CGA’s current footprint includes nine states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. CGA’s work with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) also includes MISO South (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and a small part of Texas).

CGA seeks a Manager/Senior Manager to assist with the organization’s work on clean energy that includes expanding transmission across the Midcontinent and between Regional Transmission Organization “seams”, helping to create a marketplace at MISO that provides new opportunities for clean energy, and collaborating extensively with different advocacy groups working in the Midcontinent. The position entails assisting with CGA-only initiatives and initiatives that are done collectively with a group of organizations. The Manager/Senior Manager may also include assisting with regulatory cases regarding state transmission line approval.

The Candidate

Clean Grid Alliance is looking for an eager, curious, organized, collaborative, self-starter who has a strong drive to tackle work that makes a meaningful difference. The successful candidate must have some knowledge/experience with clean energy issues, ability to successfully lead/complete work that is assigned, enjoy working both independently and with a team, and want to tackle and “own” your work and place in the organization.  The successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills. This position may also bridge between the MISO work and state regulatory advocacy, providing “connective tissue” between several CGA work streams. Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years in technical or policy work in energy or related fields.
  • Ability to support an aggressive but doable agenda and help implement it.
  • Experience engaging, influencing, and working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders across different interests.
  • Some experience presenting before regulators, policymakers, utilities, and other key stakeholders.

Location:  The preferred location for the position is in CGA’s office in St. Paul, Minnesota. CGA currently has a hybrid work environment and does host quarterly (March, June, September, December) member meetings in Minneapolis/St. Paul which staff attend in person.

DRiWaterstone is proud to lead this search on behalf of Clean Grid Alliance.