Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy

Woodinville, WA
Full Time

Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy 
Modern Hydrogen   
Woodinville, WA - Full Time – Remote 

We are seeking an accomplished, enterprising government relations leader with over 15 years' experience driving policy transformations through bipartisan political channels and public-private partnerships. Serving as the company’s senior representative, you will steer legislative and regulatory strategies to accelerate market adoption of our clean energy and infrastructure technologies. 

You bring a breadth of energy policy experience with past leadership roles across renewables, natural gas, hydrogen, utilities, transportation, infrastructure, CCUS, heavy manufacturing verticals. Your track record of collaborating with diverse political administrations is proven through accomplishments like implementation of both red and blue coalitions. 

Success in this role requires an intimate understanding of navigating federal, state, and local governance levers across geographies. The ideal candidate will have background working nationwide on primarily state-level energy and decarbonization issues in our key strategic geographies and markets including heavy manufacturing, heavy duty mobility, and gas utilities serving West Coast, Texas, and Rust Belt. Prior roles spearheading policy for industry groups and/or not-for-profits make you adept at rallying diverse political interests like labor and environmental groups behind climate tech and energy progress. 

This domestic-focused role requires a motivated self-starter, passionate about driving decarbonization through pragmatic, actionable means – not just idealistic visions. To be successful, you must have a personal drive to proactively build expertise, relationships, and the thought leadership required to position our innovations as critical climate solutions. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Serve as primary government affairs and public policy contact for hydrogen, hydrogen generation equipment and carbon product areas 

  • Execute regulatory, legal and product initiatives requiring engagement across policy, compliance and regulatory dimensions 

  • Design and lead regional campaigns advancing related business priorities and product/business strategies 

  • Engage officials on strategic agreements, challenging certification standards and impactful legislation
  • Other duties as assigned  

​​​​​​​Required Qualifications: 

  • Experience leading policy strategy supporting product development and go-to-market for enterprise-scale clean technologies 

  • Expertise around political issues relating to energy and infrastructure (including utilities, pipelines, meters, roads, etc) 

  • Ability to understand business implications of public policy and to advise product teams 

  • Ability to understand key technical aspects in legislative/regulatory proposals and communicate internal/external impacts 

  • Ability to work alone with minimal oversight 

  • Excellent leadership aptitude and team player able to exercise good judgement despite uncertainty 

  • Experience building policy organizations from scratch in lean startup environments 

  • Experience engaging agencies like Federal: DOE, EPA, Treasury, FERC and State-level: Strategic state energy, economic and environmental offices in CA, OR, IL, MI, NY, MA. 

You are encouraged to apply even if you don't have all the typical qualifications. Modern Hydrogen values diverse experiences, backgrounds and ideas, and we know diversity of thought contributes to our success. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.    

Modern Hydrogen is proud to offer a comprehensive total compensation package designed to support our employees & their families and promote health & wellness.   

  • Salary range is $100,000 - $200,000/year 

  • Relocation assistance for those moving from out of state. 

  • Ownership of the company in the form of incentive stock options. 

  • Retirement matching through Vanguard’s SIMPLE IRA with elective 3% employer match. 

  • Company paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance ($100,000), and AD&D for employees. 50% covered for dependents. 

  • Optional access to our flexible spending account and additional voluntary life buy-up. 

  • Unlimited flexible time off to rest and recharge.  

  • 8 paid holidays. 

  • Flexible working schedules.  

  • Parental leave to welcome a new family member.  

  • Annual professional development budget.  

  • Two employee assistance program services which include wellness planning, estate planning, financial counseling and more.  

  • Dog-friendly office, fully stocked breakroom, engaging company events, and friendly and fun team! 


Exact salary may vary depending on job location, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, education, training, certifications/licenses, and other business needs.  

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.  



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