Enbridge Sr. Government Affairs Strategist - Great Lakes in Lansing, Michigan

Employee Type:

Regular-Full time

W E= unlimited potential

We didn’t get to be a leader in energy delivery or ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index on our own. We did it in partnership with outstanding individuals who work together as a team to fuel people’s quality of life. Individuals like you. And now we’re looking for just such an individual to join our team.

To learn more about us, visit www.enbridge.com at http://www.enbridge.com/ .

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, consideration will be given to applicants in order of applicat ion date.

Primary Focus:

The Government Affairs Specialist – Great Lakes*, will report to the Director of State Governmental Affairs. The role will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing governmental relations strategies that protect Enbridge’s ability to build and maintain liquids and natural gas pipelines, midstream infrastructure and renewables across the Great Lakes region of the U.S. in a manner that ensures reliable service for our customers and a superior return for our investors. Focus will extend to both the successful execution of capital expansion projects and the development of sound public policy in support of ongoing operations and expansions.

*Great Lakes – Initially to include the states of MI, IN, IL

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Individual manages state government affairs activities related to capital expansion projects, ongoing operations and public policy issues that affect the company, ensuring their integration within Enbridge's business operations and strategic plans (with particular attention to issues which may affect Enbridge’s operations and growth objectives in the Great Lakes region of the U.S.).

  • Continually assess political and advocacy landscape to anticipate issues/challenges before they emerge; and, work across company, operations and project team disciplines to devise appropriate strategy and tactical response

  • Ensure all action items are being addressed in a timely manner

  • Manage specialized GR consultants in the field as needed.

  • Responsible for advancing sound public policy: actively identifies, analyzes and tracks issues which could positively or negatively impact Enbridge -- develops position papers and strategies (in conjunction with energy policy and governmental affairs leadership and relevant functions across the company), and implements advocacy plans as required.

  • Represent Enbridge before state Governments, clearly articulating the company’s position, and influencing decision-making.

  • Responsible for managing relationships with elected and non-elected officials in MI, IN and IL with Enbridge assets and/or proposed capital projects

  • Credibly advocates company’s position on relevant policy issues before these governments

  • Effectively educates policymakers, their staffs on policy issues relevant to Enbridge

  • Works collaboratively with subject matter experts throughout the company to provide reliable and relevant information to policymakers in a timely manner

Represent the company with appropriate organizations and coalitions that Enbridge may work with to foster government relationships and advance company priorities Research, monitor, analyze and evaluate legislation and regulatory issues in order to ascertain potential impacts on company. Draft issue briefs for dissemination to government officials and to internal clients. Develop and implement a federal governmental communications program to help improve the company’s reputation and ensure proper presentation of the company’s government concerns.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 10 (ten) years of experience in state/regional government relations or external stakeholder environment

  • Experience working with cross functional teams

  • Communications skills (written, verbal, presentation)

  • Exceptional interpersonal and persuasion skills

  • Assertive in pursuing difficult issues and bringing them to a quick but thorough resolution

  • Ability to take initiative and continually re-prioritize

  • Ability to cultivate project team members and SME’s to support GR activities as needed

  • Must be able to travel as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience w/energy industry and/or midstream infrastructure development projects

  • Lobbying experience at local/state/federal level; or significant experience working on energy and environmental policy issues

  • Demonstrated facilitation and coordination skills.

  • Demonstrated analysis and policy development skills

  • Demonstrated interest in the policy process

  • Demonstrated experience in project management

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Enbridge’s operations

We accept applications submitted via our online recruiting system only ( https://careers.enbridge.com at https://careers.enbridge.com/ ).

Enbridge is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to provide employment opportunities to all individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats or communication supports by contacting careers@enbridge.com at mailto:myhr@enbridge.com .

We appreciate your interest in working with us; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Final candidates for this position may be required to undergo a security screening, including a criminal records check.

Who We Are

Enbridge Inc. manages and has a 67.3 per cent overall interest in Enbridge Income Fund and a 21.1 per cent overall ownership in Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., which is headquartered in Houston.

Enbridge manages several investment options that trade on the New York and/or Toronto stock exchanges, including Enbridge Inc. (ENB), Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP), Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (EEQ) , and Enbridge Income Fund (ENF).

We are headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and we have a workforce of over 10,000, primarily in Canada and the United States.

Enbridge has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers on 14 occasions, most recently in 2016, was voted as one of the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces in 2013, and has been selected as one of Canada’s Top Diversity employers for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The Enbridge Story

Life takes energy.

Energy to create the world we call home and fuel our quality of life.

Energy to make life more comfortable and to help people live their lives to the fullest.

We dedicate ourselves to connecting people with the energy we all need, now and as energy changes.

We deliver our customers’ energy from the earth and harness the power of the sun and the wind.

We do it all with integrity, a deep commitment to safety and the utmost respect for communities and the environment.

We are Enbridge – thousands of people working together to fuel people’s quality of life through energy. Energy that moves our economy and daily life forward. Energy that makes life better, more convenient and more connected.

At Enbridge, we are committed to fueling life because life takes energy