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VP, Government Affairs

Company: KBR
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Title:VP, Government Affairs(BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED)When you become part of our KBR team, your opportunities are endless. Through internal collaboration, and with our partners and customers, were defining tomorrows challenges, then providing the innovative solutions to overcome those challenges, always maintaining our commitment to Zero Harm and Sustainability Platform. At KBR, we partner with government and commercial clients to provide purposeful and comprehensive solutions. With a full portfolio of services, proprietary technologies and expertise, our more than 37,500 employees are ready to handle projects and missions throughout their entire lifecycle, from planning and design to sustainability and maintenance. Whether at the bottom of the ocean or in outer space, our clients trust us to deliver the impossible on a daily basis. Working at KBR means being rewarded for your contributions. In addition to competitive benefits and professional development, our people are empowered to use all their potential, creating meaningful change for themselves and our clients. We attract the best minds in the world because our expertise thrives on creativity, resourcefulness and collaboration. That is how we supply our clients with cutting-edge solutions. As the needs of the world change, were ready to respond and guide the way forward with strategic, sustainable, and technological advancements grounded in more than a century of practical application and execution. Position Overview / Primary Responsibilities and Duties: This position will report directly to the President of Government Solutions U.S. and be a critical member of the GS US Executive Leadership team. The primary purpose of the Vice President of Government Affairs is to capture business for KBR under established well-defined measures of success and value, specific targets and ongoing reviews of the value-add and return of investment of the GA function, and by being an advocate, including lobbying where appropriate, on behalf of KBR and work with federal, state, and local legislators, and other regulatory government bodies, to support and drive KBRs Mission and Strategic Goals. This will include engagement with US government agencies, including but not limited to DoD, NASA, DHS, Intelligence and FedCiv. The VP GA will be able to leverage a strong network of external influencers and work closely with KBR stakeholders to include executives within business development, operations, strategic solutions, legal, technology and sustainability to develop and implement legislative strategies that align with KBR's core values and growth goals.In addition, learning the full capabilities of KBR and being able to effectively communicate the KBR Brand, Value Proposition, and Core Values will be key to success. This role must partner internally with key technical and sales resources to provide expert guidance in the fields of environmental and social governance to help KBR leverage our capabilities that support the Federal Sustainability Plan and other National Security priorities as related to climate change impact.Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for the overall planning, organization, and execution of KBRs government affairs strategies and activities to help facilitate the company's strategic business growth initiatives.
  • Represent KBR and/or connect KBR leadership with elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels to advance the organization's positions on legislative policy.
  • Proactively monitor, evaluate and report on legislation, regulations, and rules, as well as the political environment of interest to KBR.
  • Analyze Congressional and Agency Budgets to help inform Business Development and Strategic growth targets or investigate strategic enquiries from the businesses to assess and advise KBR on how best to shape our go to market offerings.
  • Develop close working relationships with key internal business stakeholders and partner with executive and board leadership to leverage governmental advocacy strategies.
  • Develop and manage bipartisan relationships with elected and senior officials, regulatory agencies, and industry experts at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Develop collaborative partnerships at the federal, state, and local levels to track, shape, and draft policy and/or legislation through participation in various government affairs committees and workgroups external to KBR.
  • Analyze proposed legislative measures and assess the potential impact on KBR.
  • Summarize policy developments to internal stakeholders and assess impacts on KBR business.
  • Facilitate internal committee to assist in monitoring, analyzing, and summarizing legislation and policy impacting KBR and the people we support.
  • Provide guidance to and collaborate closely with team members on KBR's initiatives, events, projects, tasks, and daily operations including, to assist in research and develop materials for organization projects and communications, including briefs to internal stakeholders, targeted communications, company story boards and story-telling database, and any other materials deemed beneficial.
  • Work with KBR leadership team to formulate and draft responses to elected and senior officials and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Maintain departmental databases, congressional/relationship management tools, and other digital tools.
  • Connect with and coordinate participation in industry organizations like the Clean Hydrogen Coalition, Consortium for Energy, Environmental, and Demilitarization (CEED), Professional Services Council, etc. Required Competencies:
    • Expertise in dealing with high-profile stakeholders such as elected officials, executives, and a variety of external constituencies; including ability to influence and navigate complex political landscapes.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle complex policy and legislative issues and develop innovative strategies and solutions.
    • Possess a solid, broad comprehension of the U.S. government services environment, including current and future needs for sustainability solutions.
    • Ability to act independently and demonstrate sound business judgment.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and implement comprehensive Government Affairs strategies that include lobbying, association engagement, third party advocacy, digital/social/earned media, and other Government Affairs tools that result in successful engagement of external groups and influencers.
    • Possess strong research, analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills, the ability to speak and write persuasively and a proven track record of being able to work under tight deadlines.
    • Demonstrate a high degree of emotional intelligence, displaying candor and integrity at all times.
    • Willingness to work collaboratively by incorporating diverse perspectives and appropriately managing relationships.
    • Demonstrated commitment to the philosophies for services and management of person centeredness and shared leadership.
    • Ability to work within and manage ambiguity. Excel in dealing with challenges or events that do not always have a process, system, or solutions in place.
    • Knowledge of core business functions including but not limited to: accounting and finance, marketing and communications, human resources and legal issues, economics, and general management.Education:
      • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's degree preferred, in Public Relations, Communications, Political Science, Business, or a related field. Advanced degree in law, public policy, or a related discipline is a plus.Experience:
        • 15+ years' experience working with legislative and/or regulatory bodies at the federal and/or state level, preference for some of this experience to be in the US Government Services industry.
        • Previous experience on Capitol Hill or with a State Legislature strongly preferred.
        • Demonstrated work experience with federal elected officials, political parties, companies, consultancies, trade associations, governmental agencies, or equivalent organizations.
        • Strong bipartisan network that can be leveraged on behalf of KBR.In compliance with the U.S. federal governments vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: KBR, Chantilly , VP, Government Affairs, Executive , Chantilly, Virginia

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