External Affairs Manager II

Posted 3 weeks ago by NextEra Energy
Milton, FL
Application ends: December 29, 2022
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Job Description

**External Affairs Manager II**

**Date:** Oct 27, 2022

**Location(s):** Milton, FL, US, 32570

**Company:** NextEra Energy

**Requisition ID:** 67442

is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry? Join our world-class team today!

**Position Specific Description**

The External Affairs Manager II provides strategic groundwork for the successful implementation of company policies, initiatives, and objectives (expansion, development, etc.) by raising awareness and advocacy to the local governmental, business, and general communities through the coordination of the internal and external customers. This role involves navigating issues to comply with company policies, including the change and interpretation of policies. Individuals are responsible for the early detection and resolution of issues that prevent or limit the company’s financial exposure to penalties and fines (violation notices and citations), and protect company investments (nuclear cost recovery, rate case). This position will be based in Northwest Florida and will be covering Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

**Job Overview**

Employees in this role provide the strategic groundwork for the successful implementation of company policies, initiatives, and objectives (expansion, development, etc.) by raising awareness and advocacy to the local governmental, business, and general communities, and through the coordination of the internal and external customers. This position involves navigating issues to comply with company policies, including the change and interpretation of policies. Individuals are responsible for the early detection and resolution of issues that prevent or limit the company’s financial exposure to penalties and fines (violation notices and citations), and protect company investments (nuclear cost recovery, rate case).

**Job Duties & Responsibilities**

+ Lobbies by researching, analyzing, and advocating for company positions on pending agenda items

+ Researches, compiles information, makes presentations, and meets with elected officials and Business and Community Leaders to provide information

+ Serves as a Board Member for BDO’s, chambers, corporate/business, non-profits, etc.

+ Works with and across other business units to solve cross-functional problems and to build consensus

+ Analyzes and creates networking and bridge-building opportunities by attending – and inviting stakeholders to attend – company sponsored events

+ Creates opportunities and facilitates and participates in Executive presentations

+ Attends Council or Commission Meetings to monitor or present company business case positions

+ Travels extensively

+ Represents corporate leadership to external stakeholders and in the external community

+ Performs other job-related duties as assigned

**Required Qualifications**

+ Bachelor’s Degree

+ Experience: 7+ years

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Master’s Degree

**Employee Group:** Exempt

**Employee Type:** Full Time

**Job Category:** Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs

**Organization:** Florida Power & Light Company

**Relocation Provided:** No

**Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.**

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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