Sr Extern Affairs Specialist

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Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States
Organization: PECO Energy Company
Job ID: 240301
Date Posted: Jul 2, 2022
Job: Gov't and Regulatory Affairs

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Job Description

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Be a part of something powerful at America's premier energy provider!

At Exelon, we are united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities: Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are empowered to evolve and advance our careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come and stay. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives and health and retirement benefits.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

To support the development and execution of External Affairs' activities for the five-county service territory. Role provides planning, tracking and organization function for External Affairs Team. Responsible for planning and executing broad communications and targeted outreach activities to municipal and county officials. Position also serves as primary interface with local and state elected officials and their staffs who are in need of customer assistance for their constituents. Also responsible for developing and executing the appropriate strategies and day-to-day management of the PECO Greenboard Program. Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of PECO's Greenboard Program. Maintain and compile qualitative and quantitative data used for reporting the results of the Greenboard Program quarterly to Senior Management. (20%)
  • Identify and seek resolution of issues of county and local officials in a timely manner to enhance customer satisfaction and to minimize or eliminate potential negative publicity or response from county, local and state officials. (25%)
  • Plan and support communication programs and strategic relationship building activities with county and municipal officials in support of Company's reputation, key stakeholder relationships and to raise awareness and garner support for company initiatives. (25%)
  • On a regular basis assume role of External Affairs Manager in any of the five counties when an External Affairs Manager is not available. (10%)
  • Develop and maintain a network of internal & external support resources in support of position's day-to-day responsibilities and special projects. (10%)
  • Coordinate, manage, and develop internal schedules for the Daily Operations Call and the Government Affairs On Call systems. (10%)


JOB SCOPE

Requires detailed knowledge of Company's service territory, external political and government structures, PECO's electric and gas operations and customer service policies. Requires development of effective relationships across all business units of company and with decision makers in the governmental, business and community sectors. Position utilizes communication, organization and facilitation skills. High degree of confidentiality is associated with the position. Work involves a moderate degree of independent decision-making, creativity, flexibility and ability to respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis, as needed, and to attend to off-hour meetings/events. Much of the work is high-pressured with time constraints.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in political science, communications, business administration, and/or public relations AND 5 -8 years related experience in governmental affairs, customer service, communications, or relevant utility experience OR, in lieu of a bachelor's degree, 9-12 years stated experience is required.
  • Proven ability to work in cross-functional teams, with experience in project management. Requires strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft products including Excel and PowerPoint


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master in Business Administration
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Company policies and procedures in areas of Customer Service, Credit and Collections and Construction and Maintenance.
  • Leadership skills proven in the area of team building, issues management and process improvements.
  • Proven ability to write detailed reports, letters and analyze quantitative data.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint Skills

 

 

 

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