Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is hiring a Senior Transmission Policy Advisor to join our Clean Energy Team. Working under the direction of the Deputy Director, Regional Markets, the Senior Transmission Policy Advisor will provide expertise to independently lead WRA’s participation stakeholder processes and state and federal regulatory proceedings, while also participating in WRA’s legislative advocacy and relationship building efforts to promote effective transmission planning and grid expansion. The Senior Advisor will review grid expansion studies, grid modernization technologies, federal transmission planning reforms, and new transmission proposals. The Senior Advisor will independently provides compelling assessments of technical information that are accessible and actionable to non-technical audiences with the overall aim of rapidly expanding the transmission system to support WRA goals for greater clean energy integration and decarbonization.
This position may work remotely in one WRA’s states, from one of WRA’s six offices; or a hybrid of the two. WRA’s region includes Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. WRA has offices located in Boulder, CO; Carson City, NV; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; and Santa Fe, NM.
Salary And Benefits
The salary range is $86,500-$121,000 annually; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range. WRA’s excellent benefits package includes a 401(k) retirement plan with up to 5% matching and health, dental, vision, and life & disability insurance with 100% of premiums paid by WRA. Annually, staff receive three weeks paid vacation leave to start, twelve paid sick days, one paid volunteer day, one paid birthday off, 12 paid holidays, and WRA is closed for Winter Break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day for additional paid time off. After one-year employees are eligible for up to twelve weeks of parental leave with the first six weeks paid, and after five years, staff are eligible for up to twelve weeks of paid sabbatical leave. Position is full-time exempt.