Senior Director, Public Affairs, Energy

Employer
FTI Consulting, Inc
Location
Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 16, 2021
Ref
2222510599
Discipline
Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
We provide our clients with a comprehensive view of strategic communications that leverages our integrated suite of services, including financial communications, corporate reputation, transaction communications and public affairs in all the major markets around the world.

We are currently looking for a Senior Director in our Public Affairs, Energy & Natural Resources group with specific expertise in the power and renewables sector. The Senior Director will take a leadership role in the development and management of communications programs such as advocacy campaigns, corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, and interacting with media. The Senior Director will oversee the development and execution of multi-stakeholder communications activities, which requires knowledge of the energy industry, including but not limited to federal and state policy applicable to the utility and power sector - such as tax, trade, environment, infrastructure, climate change, national security, and financing.

The Senior Director is a primary client counselor and will be a valuable member of a growing global practice, supporting projects across a variety of industry sectors. A successful Senior Director will work in collaboration with colleagues and clients to provide tailored solutions that successfully engage employees and communicate change within organizations. She or he is confident in an entrepreneurial environment, with the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with clients, the media, and other relevant stakeholders. The Senior Director must operate with the utmost integrity, deliver high quality, client-ready work, and contribute to new business activities as well as internal firm and team development initiatives. Periodic travel is required.

What You'll Do

The Senior Director manages account teams and projects, leveraging in-depth knowledge of clients' objectives and challenges to oversee the design and implementation of innovative strategies to assist them through communication challenges and position them for the future. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
  • Develop strategic proposals and communications plans for clients and new business prospects
  • Serve as a primary client contact, providing strategic counsel directly to clients in meetings, conference calls and while working on client sites
  • Oversee project management and document development to ensure deadlines are met and objectives are achieved
  • Anticipate client needs and concerns and work to proactively to address them
  • Drive new business pursuits, including the development of thought leadership, identification of business prospects and ongoing networking on behalf of the firm
  • Support team training and professional development and serve as a coach to early career professionals on the team
  • Manage profitability and utilization on multiple projects and accounts
How You'll Grow
Direct access to leadership with defined long-term career planning will ensure you continue to develop your skills as a communications and change management practitioner. This position also allows the unique opportunity to partner with internal teams in various specialty areas to tackle a myriad of high visibility client challenges across industries. With an emphasis on a collaborative team approach, we all learn from each other as we share diverse perspectives and ways of working to best meet client challenges and continue to grow the firm.

Basic Qualifications
  • 10-15 years of communications, political/issues campaign, energy industry or trade association experience
  • Ability to advise and secure confidence of senior communications and C-level client contacts, as well as other outside legal and financial advisors
  • Excellent organizational skills and written and verbal presentation skills
  • Proven project management track record and comfort managing and working with staff at all levels
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail and a service-oriented attitude
  • Ability to work under pressing deadlines across multiple projects and portray calm in the face of difficult situations to clients and other team members
  • Track record of managing communications with multiple stakeholders (investors, employees, customers, media, etc.) during hostile and friendly transactions, bankruptcies, crises, distressed and litigation scenarios

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:
  • Competitive salary and bonus plans
  • Generous paid holidays, time off and parental leave
  • Full package of benefits plans
  • Company matched 401K
  • Annual paid volunteer hours
  • Corporate matching for charitable donations
  • Potential for flexible working arrangements
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Upscale offices close to public transportation
  • Pet insurance
About FTI Consulting What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities. FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn . FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
Additional Information
  • Exempt or Non-Exempt?: Exempt
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