Regional Energy Policy Advisor - Northeast/Mid-Atlantic

about 2 months ago
Full time role


Project Canary

Denver, CO, USA

Project Canary is a mission-driven B-Corp that helps reduce emissions in the energy, waste, and agriculture industries through independent assessment ...

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Job Description

Project Canary is a SaaS-based data analytics company focused on environmental performance or the E in ESG for energy and additional business sectors. We are the leaders in assessing and scoring responsible operations and provide independent, measured emission profiles, including methane, via high fidelity continuous monitoring technology that helps companies take ESG action. Formed as a Public Benefit Corporation (B-Corp rating score 107), Project Canary’s Denver-based team of technologists, engineers, and seasoned industry operators have earned recognition for their uncompromising standards and high-fidelity data.

Project Canary’s mission is to fight climate change and put actionable insights starting with the energy sector. We ingest data from various sources, including our own proprietary environmental sensors/hardware, to calculate carbon emissions from different facilities in real-time via SaaS. The resulting independent data can inform the procurement of offsets in real-time using microtransactions, formulate a data-driven ESG strategy that investors now demand, improve operations by identifying problem areas in minutes, and bolster customer engagement through radical supply chain transparency.

Founded in 2019, Project Canary, PBC has quickly gained recognition as a major mover in the continuous monitoring space. Here are some highlights from last year:

  • Fundraise totaling $121M, Series A of $10M in 2021 and Series B of $111M in 2022
  • Certified as a B-Corporation with a score of 107.6
  • Recognized as Best for the World (top 5% of all B-Corps) in 2 out of 5 categories
    • Governance (transparency and ethics)
    • Workers (treatment of teammates and culture)
  • Additional recognition and awards for our culture (more to come soon!)
  • eNPS score of 72 (most recent measurement in Q4 of 2021)
  • Headcount growth by 6X and growing
  • Revenue growth of 6X and growing

Project Canary’s success is attributed to the motivation, skill, and teamwork of everyone. The team understands the importance of maintaining a culture where relationships are valued, feedback is crucial, and trust in each other and our products/services is paramount. If you enjoy a growth-stage environment, mission-driven work, we want to hear from you.

The Regional Energy Policy Advisor will be part of the Public Policy Team, focused on public policy outcomes that enable the development of markets for differentiated energy products. The Advisor will be accountable to develop and manage state-based legislative and regulatory policy initiatives that promote the adoption of differentiated natural gas markets and Project Canary and client interests. Develop and execute strategies before state legislatures, regulatory agencies, and public utility commissions to support key initiatives that enable energy supply chain participants (producers, pipelines and utilities) to achieve GHG reduction and net zero targets. Must be goal-motivated, adaptable in a start-up/early-stage environment, a strategic thinker, and detail-oriented. Successful candidates will have experience working with state and federal agencies, energy supply chain participants, and other critical stakeholders, within the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, to advance regulatory and policy initiatives. This is not an entry-level position.


  • Track, monitor, and analyze state legislation, regulatory filings, and other policy proposals in multiple states and develop differentiated gas initiatives, policy positions, and strategy for response.
  • Maintain and nurture relationships with government officials in key states to ensure that the company's interests are represented in legislative and regulatory proceedings and public forums.
  • Maintain working relationships within the energy sector and familiarity with statutory and regulatory frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to build coalitions and align diverse interests around common objectives.
  • Work with leadership to design and implement an overarching strategy to achieve appropriate market development goals with relevant government and regulatory bodies.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on environmental policy and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) best practices, providing strategic guidance and support to key stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge of the energy sector regulations and operations.
  • General knowledge of global and national greenhouse gas issues and initiatives/opportunities to reduce emissions associated with energy development, transportation and consumption.
  • Represent the company publicly and develop and deliver legislative testimony, regulatory comments, and presentations.
  • Develop relationships and engagements with trade groups and manage consultants and contractors in multiple states.
  • Coordinate with internal teams and consultants on messaging, policy development, and strategy.


  • At least seven years of experience in organizing, lobbying, government relations, regulatory affairs and related activities
  • Experience reading, interpreting and analyzing legislation and regulations
  • Experience implementing ESG-focused communications strategies
  • Skills in public affairs and campaigns, oral and written communication techniques and strategies, strong public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with senior executives and government officials


  • Full coverage of health, dental, and vision insurance (low deductibles)
  • 401K company match (no vesting period)
  • Stock options
  • Student loan assistance
  • Unlimited PTO (minimum rule of taking at least 3 weeks off in a year)
  • Company sponsored wellness days (Fall hike, ski/snowboard days and more)
  • 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave (gender neutral) including adoptions
  • Flex Choice – choice between free parking, free RTD, or wellness assistance
  • Pet friendly – dogs only currently
  • Salary range: $140,000 - $175,000 annual base
  • Flexible work environment - Must reside near Northeast/Mid-Atlantic

Project Canary provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Project Canary

Denver, CO, USA

Project Canary is a mission-driven B-Corp that helps reduce emissions in the energy, waste, and agriculture industries through independent assessment ...

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