The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)® is an independent, global, nongovernmental organization advancing policy innovation and thought leadership within the energy community. RAP works toward a clean, reliable, equitable and cost-efficient energy future. RAP provides clarity, vision and new ideas to decision-makers and the broader energy community, by developing and sharing global best practices tailored to local priorities, acting as a trusted advisor to promote implementation. RAP’s team focuses on the world’s four largest power markets, responsible for half of all power generation: China, Europe, India and the United States.

For more than three decades, RAP has been a leader in developing solutions to the world’s most pressing power sector challenges. In the next five years RAP will focus on key policy areas to drive a more efficient and equitable decarbonized energy future and to ensure a sustainable and just transition. We will do what we do best: develop solutions to the questions regulators and other decision-makers are asking (or should be asking); change the narrative; and leverage partnerships to accelerate change. RAP’s key policy areas build upon past work and complement each other:

  • Accelerate electrification of buildings and transportation.
  • Accelerate the phase-out of gas infrastructure.
  • Remove barriers to distributed energy resources.
  • Decarbonize the electric grid.

The Regulatory Assistance Project is an equal opportunity employer. RAP is currently hiring for the position below.

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Principal, U.S. Program

Can you initiate, research, write and present reports on economic and regulatory policy issues and provide expert technical resources in international, national or regional climate initiatives? If so, our team just might be looking for you.

Our ideal team member will demonstrate that they:

  • Can lead a program of research and policy analysis and the creation of solutions to power/climate/economic challenges facing government or other organizations. This may include outreach, providing technical assistance, writing and presenting on power regulation, energy efficiency and climate policy to various groups and organizations.
  • Are able to provide program leadership and management as needed, managing staff, budget and development of deliverables.
  • Can develop and sustain relationships with key government, corporate and nongovernmental organization leadership to deepen RAP’s understanding of the issues, support policy implementation and develop policies and programs.
  • Are able to provide thought leadership through a range of communication channels, including speaking at and participating in conferences, writing blogs, participating in podcasts and sharing thought leadership perspectives on social media.

As a principal, not only will you play a critical role in our organization, but your day will be filled with rewarding interaction.

RAP offers a highly competitive salary/benefits combination that is commensurate with experience.

If you want to know more about the position, see the position profile.

Does this sound interesting? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please send in your cover letter and resume to [email protected], and refer to US principal in the subject line.