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USA - Remote
Mar 16, 2022
Full time
At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. We are inventors, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers of advanced clean fuel systems and components that can change the way the world moves. Our products and technologies deliver performance, fuel efficiency and environmental benefits to address the challenges of global climate change and urban air quality. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we serve our customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation brands. Powerful trends in greenhouse gas ("GHG") emission reduction regulations have created a compelling opportunity for gaseous-fuel product solutions powered by natural gas, propane, renewable natural gas, and hydrogen. With our strategic partners, we are turning our business plan into reality. We share a common objective: to create clean transportation solutions that meet existing and future emissions regulations and targets for GHG reduction. Overview Reporting to the EVP Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, this role will support driving engagement with key external stakeholders to ensure appropriate technology neutral legislation is implemented with the goal of reducing emissions, especially greenhouse gas emissions and assist with government funding opportunities, policy developments and engagement with government officials, law makers, NGO’s and other relevant stakeholders. This position could be remote or based in our Vancouver, BC or Cambridge, Ontario locations however the focus will be on government relations in the US, particularly Washington and California. Position Responsibilities: Develop an established network with relevant US policy stakeholders Monitor US policy developments and decision-making key to WFS Design and execute advocacy campaigns including creation and development of relevant materials Research funding sources, incentives and grants, taxation and incoming legislation related to renewable gaseous fuels and hydrogen fuelled engines. Support drafting government funding applications including RFPs, RFI’s, RFSQs, grants and business cases for North America that frame and align WFS business goals Gather and organize market research data in identified regions of interest Monitor news, social media, press releases relevant to WFS, its markets, customers and competitors Support and contribute to WFS’s social media campaigns and other external communications activities with a focus on government stakeholders and political considerations that impact WFS’s business Coordinate engagement opportunities between WFS leadership and policy makers, regulatory groups, law makers in conjunction with industry associations, NGOs, lobbying interest groups Represent and advocate for WFS in a variety of forums including conferences, industry and policy meetings and within industry associations Engage with and direct external consultants hired to support WFS’s messaging, marketing and advocacy efforts Health & Safety Responsibilities Promote Westport’s H&S culture by leading by example in relation to Environmental, H&S policies and procedures and understand your obligations and responsibilities as it relates to applicable H&S Acts and Regulations Enforce Westport’s H&S policies and procedures, encourage safe work practices, correct unsafe acts or conditions, conduct formal and informal workplace inspections Immediately respond to, investigate and take action from reports of unsafe conditions and/or behaviors Position Requirements  A minimum bachelors degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, Law, Public Relations, or related discipline A minimum of 5 years’ experience in communications, public policy, government relations and/or stakeholder relations A personal and pragmatic passion for the environment and clean technology solutions Able to navigate complex regulatory, political, and corporate settings to solve challenges facing the company Experience in government or government relations dealing with clean energy or transportation is strongly preferred Track record of working with and influencing public officials and public office holders on complex issues Strong understanding of government processes and procedures and their implications to WFS Demonstrated track record of working successfully with senior executives on issues management strategy and execution Proficiency in curating content for social media accounts including Twitter, LinkedIn and other relevant platforms Superior problem-solving skills with meticulous attention to detail Excellent communication, negotiation and advocacy skills, including strong written and verbal presentation skills Networking skills developed through government relations, industry associations and professional associations