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Director of Government Affairs Strategy, West Coast (Alternative Fuels/E-Mobility)

ROUSH CleanTech, the latest company within the Roush family, focuses on innovations in the advanced clean transportation industry. Bringing over 40 years of automotive expertise to the mobility marketplace, ROUSH CleanTech’s portfolio of transportation energy solutions includes propane, natural gas and electric propulsion systems for school buses, medium-duty commercial trucks and transit buses. Development capabilities also include connected, autonomous and fuel cell electric vehicle engineering solutions and fleet management software. By designing, engineering, manufacturing and assembling quality advanced vehicle systems, ROUSH CleanTech offers a seamless operational experience while lowering a vehicle’s environmental impact and a fleet’s operating costs.

Major disruptions in the mobility space are forcing regulatory agencies and policy makers to change the way they manage, regulate and incentivize transportation systems. The mobility and decarbonization debates happening at the local, state and national levels, are changing the way companies are developing products and services. Given the breadth and depth of Roush’s engineering services and product development experience and innovation being in Roush’s DNA, it’s an exciting time to join the Roush family and help influence the history of transportation innovation.

The Director of Government Affairs Strategy is responsible for driving policy change and developing external affairs and funding strategies as they relate to Roush’s gaseous fuel and E-Mobility business activities. This west coast focus of the role will entail managing California’s and other key western states’ legislative, regulatory, policy, and funding efforts. The Director of Government Affairs Strategy, West Coast is also expected to provide thought leadership and help shape the strategic direction of Roush CleanTech while delivering business results for Roush Enterprise. This is a remote, home-office based position based in California.

Responsibilities

  • Developing a thorough understanding of legislative and regulatory policy activities affecting Roush’s ability to meet or exceed business objectives
  • Enhancing Roush’s tracking, management and communication program of west coast policy and incentive related threats and opportunities
  • Representing Roush and interacting with policymakers and key influencers at the state, regional and local levels in California and other key western states
  • Representing Roush in a variety of forums including providing testimony at committee meetings/hearings, presentations at conferences and events related to Roush’s gaseous fuels and E-Mobility activities
  • Providing thought leadership as it relates to Roush’s E-Mobility business and electric propulsion system development activities
  • Interacting with all public and private companies that maximize potential to refine product and business development strategies
  • Providing leadership on recruitment of new talent in order to grow E-Mobility team
  • Providing direction on west coast external affairs strategies and communicating key messages and strategic initiatives to stakeholders

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of experience working in the transportation energy industry
  • Experience working in the state of California and/or local regulatory/policy environments
  • Robust relationships already established with CARB, CEC, air districts, etc.
  • Working knowledge of and/or experience in alternative fuels/advanced vehicle industry
  • Highly collaborative work-style and willingness to jump in to solve business problems
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate in both a verbal and written setting
  • Ability to lead, manage and grow a team
  • Ability to work from home
  • Must be willing to travel up to 50% of the time (mostly within California)

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with OEM or Tier 1 supplier influencing product development/go-to market strategy preferred
  • Experience developing corporate E-Mobility business strategies and partnerships
  • Experience developing R&D and pre-commercialization funding partnerships
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; ability to create, proof and publish reports and create presentations

 

To apply, please visit the Roush careers page by clicking on this link: https://roush.applytojob.com

Our Full-Time benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, earned sick time, STD, LTD, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

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If you need a reasonable accommodation for our employment application process due to disability, please contact Roush Talent Acquisition at 734-779-7087.

 

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