Markets & Transmission Policy Manager

Renewable Northwest
421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1400
Portland, OR 97204
United States
$75,000.00 to $90,000.00 Per Year
Job Description
Renewable Northwest’s work is focused in the Pacific Northwest, specifically the states of Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho. The Markets and Transmission Policy Manager position will be filled within the western U.S., with a strong preference for the Pacific Northwest.

Renewable Northwest, the Northwest’s preeminent renewable energy advocacy organization, seeks a Markets and Transmission Policy Manager to support legislative, regulatory, and policy activities aimed at advancing the adoption of clean energy and energy storage. Renewable Northwest’s work is focused in the Pacific Northwest, specifically the states of Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho. The Markets and Transmission Policy Manager position will be filled within the western U.S., with a strong preference for the Pacific Northwest. The position will require travel throughout the western United States. The Markets and Transmission Policy Manager will report to the Markets and Transmission Director and collaborate with other policy and administrative staff at the organization to achieve successful outcomes.



Renewable Northwest is a regional nonprofit clean energy advocacy organization whose mission is to decarbonize the region by accelerating the transition to renewable electricity. Renewable Northwest serves four Northwest states – Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Member organizations include leading renewable energy businesses, environmental organizations, consumer groups and other renewable energy sector affiliates. Renewable Northwest offers a dynamic, challenging and rewarding workplace where staff collaborates with members and allies to move the Northwest away from fossil fuels toward a clean energy future. Employees hold individual responsibility for respective focus areas, but are well supported by fellow staff who collaborate closely across policy, regulatory and industry sectors. Visit for additional background information.



Renewable Northwest values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position, including people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, people with lived experience, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Renewable Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on 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.



  • Support the organization’s engagement on issues related to energy markets and transmission.
  • Coordinate with other Renewable Northwest staff to ensure consistency in messaging and efforts across all platforms within which the organization engages.
  • Represent the organization in CAISO stakeholder meetings, SPP Markets+ and SPP RTO West stakeholder meetings, and the Western Power Pool stakeholder meetings.
  • Prepare high-impact technical reports and white papers as well as presentations to critical stakeholders and external audiences and will assist in the planning and delivery of outreach and engagement opportunities including workshops and conferences.
  • Coordinate the work of technical and legal consultants.
  • Participate in regional forums (WECC, NWPCC, CREPC/WIRAB, etc..) related to markets and transmission issues.
  • Hold regularly scheduled member meetings to discuss issues relevant to markets and transmission.
  • Support engagement on issues related to BPA.
  • Analyze governance and tariff documents and evaluate regional market and transmission proposals.
  • Support policy and regulatory matters related to western RTO development.



  • Passion for a clean energy future.
  • Commitment to clean energy advocacy.
  • Degree in a relevant field with 2+ years of relevant work experience. Relevant work experience includes (but is not limited to) work in utility, policy, economics, electrical engineering, or government settings.
  • General knowledge of clean energy policy and regulation.
  • General knowledge of western energy markets and the current dynamics of market expansion efforts.
  • Significant technical interest in the areas of electricity infrastructure analysis, valuation, and regulatory approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply energy & environmental principles, theories, and concepts in the fields of electricity infrastructure technology and policy.
  • Stellar writing, editing and public speaking skills.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to manage multiple tactical projects while advancing cohesive overarching strategy.
  • Ability to work efficiently, yet strategically, within tight deadlines.
  • Passionate and productive work ethic.
  • Experience with MacOS, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Gmail) a plus.




  • Starting Salary Range: $75,000-$90,000


Renewable Northwest offers a very comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Option to work in Portland, OR headquarters or remotely
  • Complete coverage of premiums for medical, vision and dental for employee and family members
  • Unlimited PTO after 1 year of employment
  • Paid family medical leave
  • Paid day of service
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Employer contribution equal to 5% of salary to a SEP/IRA retirement account



Submit the following materials in PDF format via email to:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of three references (include: name, title, relationship to applicant, contact info)
  • Writing sample, preferably relevant to the job description


Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.


Application Deadline: Open until filled.


421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1400
Portland OR 97204
United States