Policy Manager, Western Region

3 months ago
Full time role
Berkeley, CA, US... more
Berkeley, CA, US... more


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Job Description

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.

Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow? 

Role Description

Form Energy is hiring a Policy Manager, Western Region to drive policy advocacy efforts across western states that will advance Form Energy’s goals and transform state and regional electric markets. You will collaborate with policy team leadership alongside outside consultants and stakeholders to develop and execute state specific advocacy plans that successfully influence regulatory and legislative outcomes. You will be responsible for securing incentives, procurement programs, and changes to market design in priority states to develop new markets for multi-day energy storage.

This multifaceted role reports to the Senior Director, State Affairs and will work cross-functionally with Form’s commercial operations, analytics, product and communications teams. This is an opportunity to build on your policy development successes and to apply your strategic vision, tactical mindset, and excellent relationships with key regional stakeholders to advocate for Form’s interests, and in so doing be a leading voice helping to fulfill regional decarbonization goals. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and be part of the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission!

What you'll do:

  • Establish and execute policy advocacy priorities and strategies across multiple domains in western states (regulatory, legislative, and ISO/RTO markets), in partnership with other colleagues to advance Form’s interests in priority states

  • Develop state and region-specific policy proposals that position Form as a recognized thought leader and partner to key stakeholders

  • Lead the development of high-quality, accessible and persuasive policy advocacy documents to connect Form’s priority issues with the region’s needs

  • Proactively build coalitions with local and national NGOs, trade organizations, and peer companies to advance progress on novel, high-priority policy

  • Cultivate relationships with key decision makers and independently represent Form’s interests before senior government officials in public forums in western states and regional electric markets

  • Collaborate with Form's analytics, commercial and product teams to communicate key market and policy trends to inform commercial strategy and product design decisions

  • Oversee the day-to-day work of external partners and inform how we deploy resources across the region

What you'll bring:

  • Demonstrated success securing notable policy changes related to clean electricity in state regulatory and legislative contexts

  • Deep knowledge of western states’ electric sector political context and past and current regional efforts to decarbonize the electric sector

  • Extensive relationships with key electric sector policy stakeholders in western states, California in particular

  • Demonstrated ability to lead high-level, high-stakes engagements with senior officials, environmental NGOs, industry representatives and other key stakeholders

  • Working knowledge of the analytical tools used in electric resource planning and reliability studies, and ability to critically evaluate the inputs and outputs of such analysis to inform advocacy efforts

  • Flexibility and adaptability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and circumstances

  • Clear, concise, and engaging verbal and written communication


Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here. 

When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed. 

To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.

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