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Director, Regulatory Affairs (West)



Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

UtilityAPI is a mission-driven software company fighting climate change by providing data access services for the clean energy transition.

UtilityAPI’s product suite makes it easy for utility customers to access and share the data needed to deploy clean energy. Our automated software service reliably shortens sales cycles, lowers customer acquisition costs, accelerates the adoption of clean technology - all of which lower GHG emissions. In short, we are making software to fight climate change.

We raised a Series A in 2022 and are excited to be investing in our growth this year. We are a company committed to advancing equity in the clean energy sector, and building a team that looks like America. Our CEO founded the Empowering Diverse Climate Talent (EDICT) program and our leadership team reflects a broad range of experiences, identities, and backgrounds.

We value the insights that a diverse team can bring. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented and underestimated in tech. We look forward to reviewing all applications from any interested candidate, even if you do not meet all the listed requirements. UtilityAPI is committed to an inclusive workplace that values non-traditional work histories.

About The Role

The job candidate should be highly flexible, adaptable, and not afraid of pioneering new opportunities to deliver value and growth to the Company.

What You'll Do

  • In partnership with the VP of Regulatory Affairs, identify and prioritize state regulatory initiatives in the Western United States to remove barriers and shape effective utility customer energy data and data access policies.
  • Work in a cross-functional team to identify and unlock revenue opportunities through utility regulatory processes.
  • Serve on industry trade and governmental committees and working groups and contribute subject matter expertise and thought leadership to advance UtilityAPI’s objectives.
  • Draft and submit regulatory comments and testimony.
  • Identify and secure opportunities to increase UtilityAPI’s brand awareness and thought leadership through written and trade media outlets, industry forums, and regulatory meetings.

What We're Looking For

  • A highly inquisitive and curious nature with the ability to connect the dots and identify patterns among people and organizations to understand their motivations and what makes them tick.
  • Demonstrable work experience, including trade association, nonprofit, state and/or federal work in energy, distributed energy resources, data access, US energy markets, and/or climate change.
  • Experience working with state PUCs
  • A foundational understanding of utility ratemaking processes and customer energy data access issues with a strong desire and willingness to become an expert.
  • An intuitive sense of people with an ability to build positive rapport with others at a large scale and an ability to capitalize on those relationships to advance company objectives.
  • A proven ability to effectively influence decision-makers in both the public and private sectors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with past experience drafting and delivering regulatory and/or legislative testimony.
  • Ability to travel regularly.

Ideal Though Not Required

  • Familiarity and relationships built within relevant trade associations.
  • Working relationships with executive-level positions either in the public or private sectors (e.g., lawmakers, regulatory, administration officials, c-suite executives), particularly in the Western United States
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment with tight deadlines.


  • Base salary, depending on experience: $120k - $135K
  • Stock options
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k + matching

An additional salary bonus may be offered for candidates holding a J.D.

UtilityAPI is a fully remote company. We work from anywhere within the United States and typically during the hours of 9:00-5:00 no matter the timezone. This is also flexible, as we trust our teammates to self-define their schedules in order to get the job done in a way that works best for them.

At this time, we are hiring candidates who reside in the United States and are either a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or the holder of a non-expiring visa that doesn't require sponsorship.