Duke Energy Job Openings – Manager

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Job Description:

This position helps drive and enable the engagement efforts of Duke Energy with a specific focus on our regulated renewable solar, storage and wind projects in our Carolinas regulated footprint. This role is part of a team that works in partnership with our project development team, state president teams, external affairs and communications, legal and others, to develop and implement stakeholder engagement strategies and plans for a portfolio of renewable projects in our North and South Carolina footprint of Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates regularly with corporate communications on developing key messages, news releases, and other activities that could generate media inquiries or attention. Ensure corporate communications is engaged early in the process to help connect to broader activities happening in the state or region.
  • Develops integrated stakeholder engagement plans for regulated renewable projects with a focus on large-scale solar and future potential wind and battery storage projects. Ensures that external affairs risks and local considerations are identified. Strategically works alongside project development team and engages community relations managers to help advise and receive counsel on engagement approach, timing, and overall positioning with respect to a variety of factors including key project milestones that support our business objectives, other Duke Energy projects or initiatives impacting the area where the project is planned, environmental justice considerations (as applicable) and overall reputation of the company in that area.
  • Works with the community relations managers and project development team to refine the list of key external stakeholders who are impacted, and/or interested in the project, and ensures coordination around timing and approach for outreach. Coordinates to provide necessary internal updates with a focus on the stakeholder/external affairs considerations particularly.
  • As part of the integrated plan, develops a series of outreach tools, tactics, and materials to enable the successful execution of the engagement with stakeholders regarding projects. This includes but is not limited to the following: project collateral, web pages, videos, planning and participating in open houses, ribbon cutting ceremonies and other events that serve to engage and educate stakeholders.
  • As needed, represents the company in key external events, delivers presentations and helps educate on the broader benefits of renewable energy.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated financial and project management skills
  • Demonstrated contract negotiation experience, reporting expertise, proficient in MS Office
  • Demonstrated problem solving and conflict management skills
  • Demonstrated communications skills
  • Ability to effectively navigate internal and external relationships to achieve business objectives and maintain relationships
  • Demonstrated organization, planning and independent decision making and planning skills
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Ability to balance corporate governance with local business needs

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in building a trusted advisor relationship with senior management
  • Experience with community involvement responsibilities
  • Experience managing stakeholder engagement/communications for projects
  • Experience with developing, implementing and monitoring strategy

Job Details:

Company: Duke Energy

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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