Tribal Relations Manager- East coast

Hybrid, East Coast

Job Summary

RWE Offshore Wind is looking for a Tribal Relations Manager, to join our growing team of environmental and social performance professionals working to develop a best-in-class portfolio of offshore wind projects in multiple regions of the United States. The successful candidate will support the development of RWE’s offshore wind projects on the Atlantic coast.  This is a hybrid role based in Boston with regular travel in the US Northeast and Central Atlantic, and occasional travel within the US.


Areas of Responsibility

Establish trust-based and respectful working relationships with Tribal Nations potentially affected by the project to build mutual understanding, address issues and identify opportunities to work together.

  • Lead efforts to ensure timely response and consistency in Tribal Nation outreach and engagement as the key point of contact for all inquiries for Tribal Nations with an interest in RWE’s US Offshore Atlantic projects.
  • Develop relationships and build RWE’s network with regional, and national, Tribal-related organizations to strengthen RWE’s understanding of Tribal matters and seek opportunities for collaboration to enhance RWE’s work with Tribal Nations.
  •  Work with team members and consultants to develop, implement, and maintain an annual project-specific Tribal Nation Engagement and Communication Plans.
  • Work in conjunction with the RWE US Offshore Development, Government Relations, and Communication teams to prepare, deliver and/or arrange for RWE presentations, and information exchanges with Tribal Nations and organizations.
  • Represent RWE at outreach events, including Tribal-related activities, and local, regional and national-level meetings.
  • Participate in workshops and/or educational presentations designed to build understanding of local community and Tribal. Nations offshore wind energy literacy and explore opportunities to share information to enhance knowledge.
  • Identify ways that RWE can design research, data products and tools that suit the needs of Tribal Nations and work to deliver these products for use in project planning.
  • Lead education activities designed to increase internal knowledge and corporate understanding of Tribal Nation interests.
  • Lead and coordinate cultural awareness and knowledge-building activities within RWE to increase personnel and corporate understanding of Tribal rights, interests, cultures and perspectives.
  • Ensure that Tribal Nation interests and concerns gathered through engagement are documented and captured in engagement plans and regulatory filings.
  • HSE: Promote RWE Renewables “We Care” HSE standards and procedures.

Candidate profile

To succeed in this role, you will have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or College diploma (graduate degree is considered an asset) from an accredited institution with one of the following (or related) concentrations: Indigenous studies, community development, social and/or environmental policy, regulatory/permitting, environmental or Indian law, environmental science/studies.
  • Minimum 2-5 years, or equivalent, of relevant work experience with a preference for candidates that have prior experience working with Tribal Nations, particularly related to the east coast US.
  • Well-developed organizational, communications (written and oral), human relations, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects, complete work within deadlines, and create and deliver effective presentations.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and ethics working with Indigenous people and communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Tribal sovereignty and governance, traditional knowledge, cultural sensitivity, and place-based or culturally based decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Applicants should be motivated, able to complete projects with minimal supervision, and both serve and lead collegially as a team player.
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel (or Mac OSX equivalents).
  • Available beyond typical workday for community programming and research.
  • Social media and media relations experience would be considered an asset.
  • Membership in a Federally Recognized Tribe, particularly from the US Northeast or Central Atlantic region, would be considered an asset.
  • Must be a US Citizen, legal permanent resident, be eligible to work in the USA under the Jay Treaty
    Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check.


Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

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Any questions? Paul Blimberg, paul.blimberg@rwe.com  #LI-PB1

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