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Avangrid Manager, Policy Regulation & Market Western Region in Portland, Oregon

Manager, Policy Regulation & Market Western Region



Portland, OR, US



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.


The Manager for Policy, Regulation, and Markets in the western United States is a key external-facing role, responsible for advocacy and monitoring of a broad range of policy and regulatory issues before state decision-making bodies as well as engaging with regional transmission/market operators (e.g., California ISO). The person in this role, which reports to the Managing Director of External Affairs, communicates regularly with Avangrid Renewables business groups including Asset Management, Trading, Origination, Development, Permitting, Projects, and Tax to ensure awareness of new and emerging policy, regulatory and market issues.


  • Develops, coordinates, and implements policy and regulatory advocacy strategies in accordance with overall company business objectives, in collaboration with interested internal groups.

  • Monitors and analyzes regulatory rules, policies and market activity. Communicates to appropriate Company personnel information on regulatory filings/decisions, leads development of the Company's position on regulatory issues, and communicates on issues, regulatory proceedings, and other relevant information through meetings and timely written summaries.

  • Represents the Company’s position in external regulatory and policy forums, such as at FERC, State Regulatory Proceedings, etc.

  • Collaborates with company colleagues and industry and other allies to develop strategies, prepare company filings and engage in other activities before applicable market operators as well as Federal and State Regulatory Commissions including rulemaking activities, ongoing litigation and other regulatory activities that may affect the company.

  • Influences and analyzes regulatory rules, policies and market activity in the regional markets.

  • Advises the renewable energy business on market rules and operations that may affect development and off-take strategies.

  • Collaborates with colleagues to ensure Avangrid Renewables has addressed all operational, legal, risk management, accounting and audit concerns.

  • Confers with other departments within the Company to ensure compliance with statutes and regulatory rules as they relate to the Company's participation in wholesale energy markets.

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting, political science, or related work experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 7-10 years of experience focused on policy, regulatory, and/or organized markets work.

  • 10+ years Energy Industry experience plus, preferred.

  • Knowledge of energy law and utility regulation particularly with respect to power generation.

  • Ability to foster and participate in a productive team environment by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Ability to navigate and succeed in a highly matrixed reporting structure, preferably at an international company.

  • Must possess the ability to dissect existing or proposed market structures and determine both economical and operations impacts on current practices then propose / implement alternative solutions which will maximize profitability.

  • Must be a self-starting and motivated individual who is able to effectively direct and manage priorities while meeting deadlines for deliverables.

  • Must be able to work effectively on an individual basis and as a team member.

  • Must display strong verbal and written communication skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

  • Self-starter with demonstrated performance leading initiatives and building consensus at all levels of a matrixed global organization with minimal supervision.

  • Strong prioritization and multi-tasking skills with the ability to operate in a complex, rapidly changing business environment with typically tight schedules and demanding targets.

  • Locate in or near a major center of energy regulatory and/or commercial activity in the assigned region.


  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

    Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

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