Deputy Director of Federal Affairs

Join a mission-driven team at Helion Energy in Everett, WA as Deputy Director of Federal Affairs. Influence policy, engage with government partners, and shape the future of clean energy.

Helion Energy
Helion Energy
Everett, WA, United States  UTC-08:00   On-site   Full Time   51-100   USD 100k–160k   16 days ago

About Helion Energy

Company Overview

Helion Energy, Inc.

Everett, Washington, USA


Business Model

Fusion Energy

Development and demonstration of fusion energy technology

Capital raised through funding rounds, potential future electricity production. Helion Energy recently announced that Microsoft will become their first customer.

Locations & Geography

Headquartered in the United States 🇺🇸 with focus on expanding the adoption of fusion energy globally

Company Culture

Committed to providing a clean, scalable, and cost-effective energy solution through fusion technology

Innovative, team-oriented, and driven by critical engineering challenges

Emphasis on collaboration and empowerment in solving global energy challenges

Activities & Projects

Development of the Polaris prototype, aimed to be the first to demonstrate net electricity from fusion

Advancements in pulsed non-ignition fusion technology and high-temperature plasma generation

Focused on achieving zero-carbon electricity production to support global decarbonization

Contact Information

LinkedIn, Instagram

Careers at Helion Energy

We are a fusion power company based in Everett, WA, with the mission to build the world's first fusion power plant, enabling a future with unlimited clean electricity. Our vision is a world with clean, reliable, and affordable energy for everyone.

Since Helion's founding in 2013, we have raised over $600 million from investors such as Sam Altman, Mithril, and Capricorn Investment Group to propel us forward. Our last prototype, Trenta, completed 10,000 high-power pulses and reached plasma temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius (9 keV).

Now we are working toward Polaris, which will be the first machine to demonstrate electricity from fusion, making this a great time to join Helion! Bring your skills, experiences, and determination to make a difference in the world. Together, we can make a future with unlimited clean electricity from fusion a reality.

What You Will Be Doing

As Helion's Deputy Director of Federal Affairs you will support a strategy for identifying, advocating for, and implementing our policy priorities. You will participate in teams, both internal and external, to identify risks and opportunities that impact our mission and develop work products that communicate with government and non-government partners. You will report directly to our Director of Public Affairs at our Washington, DC office.

You Will:

  • Help develop tactical plans to influence Congress, the White House, and related agencies to support Helion identified priorities
  • Provide daily planning, preparation and project management for multiple meetings and events simultaneously
  • Participate in congressional outreach at both state and federal levels to enhance Helion’s relationship with important members and committees of jurisdiction central to accomplishing our policy objectives
  • Maintain Helion’s outreach materials, including congressional briefs and regular newsletters, working with team members across Helion
  • Support the Director of Public Affairs by keeping them informed on developments and activities in assigned responsibilities
  • Work with our lobbyist to update contact lists and meeting tracking in our CRM
  • Lead tours of our Everett, WA headquarters for members of congress, staff, and other government and non-government partners

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of experience working in government affairs in the energy industry
  • Demonstrated understanding of the U.S. political system, institutions, and processes, and the main policy issues and debates related to clean energy
  • Present on complex technical and policy concepts to diverse audiences
  • Operate within high pressure environments
  • Prioritize organization and focus on details

The pay range for this position is $100k-160k. This pay range may be inclusive of several career levels and will be narrowed based on several factors, including the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Benefits and Compensation

Our total compensation package includes generous equity and benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans for employees and their families
  • 31 Days of PTO (21 vacation days and 10 sick days)
  • 13 Paid holidays, plus company-wide winter break
  • Up to 5% employer 401(k) match
  • Short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance
  • Paid parental leave and support (up to 16 weeks)
  • Annual wellness stipend

NOTE: Underrepresented people are less likely to apply unless they meet 100% of the job's requirements. We believe in hiring people, not checklists, and encourage you to apply even if you do not check all of the boxes. If this job isn't the one, we have many other openings that may be a fit.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. If we reach out to you to begin an interview process, we will also ask if you require any reasonable accommodation at that time.

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About the role

May 13, 2024

Full Time


Oct 18, 2024


USD 100k–160k

Everett, WA, United States



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