• Washington, DC, USA
  • Mar 19, 2018
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description


Plan and execute regulatory and legislative programs to support Xcel Energy's corporate objectives at the federal level. Participate and provide leadership in industry organizations in the best interest of Xcel Energy and its business units. Anticipate and identify emerging issues and trends in the energy industry. Communicate to appropriate internal audiences. Mobilize internal resources for effective response, including the development of inter- and intra-departmental teams for creating public policy and operational priorities in key issues affecting Xcel Energy.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Direct lobbying of FERC and/or elected officials and reporting of lobbying activities. Establish and maintain effective relationships between the company and FERC Commissioners and their staffs and other public stakeholders involved in the process. Monitor and report on activities of congressional committees related to the Federal Affairs goals and objectives.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal clients to allow for effective achievement of business goals and compliance with regulatory and legislative issues and recommend strategies that align with Xcel Energy's strategic objectives.
  • Represent Xcel Energy in interactions with trade associations, coalitions and ad hoc groups in support of established company goals and objectives. Work with internal stakeholders to influence groups to support Xcel priorities.
  • Anticipate, develop and ensure effective implementation of federal affairs strategy program that meets the needs of Xcel's operating companies and business units. Prepare supporting testimony for Xcel executives.
  • Assist head of Washington office in all facets of Xcel's government affairs activities. Develop and implement legislative strategies consistent with Xcel's policy objectives and jurisdictional needs; direct lobbying of elected officials and reporting of lobbying activities; establish and maintain effective relationships between the company and legislators and their staffs and other public stakeholders involved in the process.
  • Assist head of Washington office in all aspects of company policy and business development and management of operating company assets and earnings. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Public or Governmental Affairs
  • 6 years experience working with the legislature demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of federal policy and legislative process
  • Ability to articulate the interests and positions of Xcel Energy
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience or demonstrated ability to track bills, develop testimony and testify before the legislature


  • Congressional office experience




As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

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