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Manager, Clean Energy Regulatory

Chicago IL

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, founded in 1967, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

EDF was a key player in Illinois’ recent passage of clean-energy legislation. The group now seeks a Manager to help ensure the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) and Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) effectively implement that legislation’s provisions.



The Manager will work with the Clean Energy team in Chicago to conduct rigorous legal and technical analysis as the foundation for the clean-energy implementation project. The Manager will lead research and analysis associated with that project. Specifically, the Manager will work to ensure the IPA and ICC implement the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Bill effectively. The Manager reports to the Midwest director for Clean Energy.



Independently prepare cogent materials for key stakeholders that explain provisions of the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Bill.

Educate those stakeholder groups about their opportunities to benefit from the legislation.

Engage those groups to participate in rulemakings before the IPA and ICC.

Analyze complex information and stakeholder perspectives in order to recommend creative means to advance clean energy in Illinois.

Prepare detailed comments from EDF and its core partners as part of IPA and ICC proceedings.

Independently conduct environmental, business, and market research and analysis to support the law’s implementation and evaluate new project ideas.

Manage specific project tasks such as reaching out to potential partners, developing work plans and timetables, identifying and procuring necessary resources, and managing project work and deliverables.

Communicate various project goals and results to Environmental Defense staff, companies, policymakers, environmental groups, the media and the public through reports, interviews, presentations, and other methods.

Independently conduct research and analysis necessary to engage key external stakeholders to effectively implement the law’s clean-energy provisions.

Communicate project results to EDF staff, corporate partners, businesses, the media and other stakeholders through reports, presentations, and other methods.

Develop and apply appropriate means for measuring the success of the clean-energy implementation project.

Be the legal and technical lead related to the clean-energy implementation project at EDF meetings, external events, etc. Be relied upon by the Chicago team as expert in utility regulation and policy implementation.

Provide management and leadership to one or two interns.



Law degree preferred with at least four or more years of utility-regulatory experience.

Expert knowledge of utility regulation and energy policy

Proven research, writing and presentation skills.

Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member.

Demonstrated ability in creative problem-solving and managing complex projects involving contractors and multiple partners within the public, private and NGO sectors.

Clear ability to present complex and technical information clearly and comprehensively, both orally and in written form.


Apply: https://www.edf.org/jobs/manager-clean-energy-regulatory-implementation


Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Posted February 16, 2017

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