Public affairs, regulatory and legal

Tribal Relations Manager

Imagine a future where you’ll support the development of positive and respectful relationships with Native American tribes

Join us in this role where you’ll get to work with Native American tribes to identify, understand, and respond to interest in and potential concerns for impacts to their communities from project development. You’ll also develop and maintain cooperative tribal relationships through outreach programs, assist your colleagues in understanding and appropriately responding to tribal interest in and potential concerns with offshore renewable energy projects, and maintain consistent and regular communications with the tribes.

Welcome to Government Affairs & Market Strategy

You’ll be part of a dynamic team working closely with our Permitting, Strategic Permitting, and Project teams where you, together with your colleagues, will have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple and diverse communities and tribes and increase your knowledge of Native American cultures in eastern North America.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • supporting initial communications with Native America tribes and collaborating with internal stakeholders to develop tailored outreach efforts to tribal communities
  • maintaining regular communications with tribes to enhance long-term relationships and mutual understanding
  • updating internal project teams on key tribal concerns and assisting in the development of effective responses
  • developing and facilitating training sessions to educate our team members on cultural histories and traditions and potential interfaces with our planning and permitting efforts
  • maintaining positive relations with tribes, providing information for community awareness, and tracking and reporting on interests or concerns identified through external communications
  • organizing regular meetings with external parties and being responsible for adjusting the schedules and approach to such meetings in response to internal and external stakeholder input.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • have a BA/BS in public policy, public administration, environmental studies, anthropology, Native American or indigenous studies, or related field of study
  • have at least seven (7) years of relevant work experience in government, community development, or non-profit sectors
  • have a demonstrated commitment to and experience with community interests in Native American communities
  • preferably, are familiar with the roles of state and federal agencies working with tribes – an understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act, National Environmental Policy Act, historic preservation, cultural resources, or energy development is not required but is a plus
  • have excellent communication skills and the ability to facilitate understanding among people with a broad range of technical and cultural knowledge and divergent perspectives
  • have excellent interpersonal skills and experience working effectively with diverse groups.

Join a world leader in green energy

Ørsted is a global leader in offshore wind energy and ranked the world’s most sustainable energy company. To be a frontrunner, we invest significantly in employee development, and from the moment you join us, we’ll support your personal and professional growth. Here, you’ll get the opportunities that will unleash your full potential, and you’ll experience a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic work environment.

Shape the future with us

Send your application to us no later than February 14, 2022. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Talent Acquisition Operations US, Talent Acquisition Specialist, on talentacquisitionUS@orsted.com if you’d like to know more about the position.

Please note that you’re expected to do some traveling in relation to your work, as you may be expected to travel in areas in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in the US. You may also be asked to participate in field visits with varying environmental conditions and will be required to comply with all health and safety protocols during such field visits.

Please note that it’ll be possible for you to conduct your work from a remote location.

Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages.