Public Affairs, Energy, & Natural Resources- Senior Director

Washington, DC, United States
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About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please click here for more information.

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FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


About Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies with a 30-year track record of designing and executing communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. The Strategic Communications segment serves as trusted advisors to management teams and Boards of Directors seeking to seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Services of the Strategic Communications segment include financial communications, corporate reputation and public affairs, with specialty offerings that include M&A communications, crisis communications, issues management, litigation communications, corporate governance, shareholder activism, proxy advisory, restructuring communications, employee engagement, change communications, strategy consulting, research, as well as digital and creative communications .


We are currently looking for a Senior Director in our Public Affairs, Energy & Natural Resources group. The Senior Director will take a leadership role in the development and management of communications programs. The Senior Director will oversee the development and execution of multi-stakeholder communications activities, which requires knowledge of the energy industry- oil, natural gas, power or utility regulatory matters, media, government, legal, technology, industrials, infrastructure, and financial issues.


The Senior Director is a primary client counselor and will be a valuable member of a growing global practice, supporting projects across a variety of industry sectors. A successful Senior Director will work in collaboration with colleagues and clients to provide tailored solutions that successfully engage employees and communicate change within organizations. She or he is confident in an entrepreneurial environment, with the ability to establish and maintain strong client relationships, deliver high quality work, and contribute to internal practice development initiatives as well as new business activities. Periodic travel is required.



The Senior Director manages account teams and projects, leveraging in-depth knowledge of clients' objectives and challenges to oversee the design and implementation of innovative strategies to assist them through communication challenges and position them for the future. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Develop strategic proposals and communications plans for clients and new business prospects

  • Serve as a primary client contact, providing strategic counsel directly to clients in meetings, conference calls and while working on client sites

  • Oversee project management and document development to ensure deadlines are met and objectives are achieved

  • Anticipate client needs and concerns and work to proactively to address them

  • Drive new business pursuits, including the development of thought leadership, identification of business prospects and ongoing networking on behalf of the firm

  • Support team training and professional development and serve as a coach to early career professionals on the team

  • Manage profitability and utilization on multiple projects and accounts



  • Bachelor's degree

  • 10 years of communications, political/issues campaign, energy industry or trade association experience


  • Ability to advise and secure confidence of senior communications and C-level client contacts, as well as other outside legal and financial advisors

  • Excellent organizational skills and written and verbal presentation skills

  • Proven project management track record and comfort managing and working with staff at all levels

  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail and a service-oriented attitude

  • Ability to work under pressing deadlines across multiple projects and portray calm in the face of difficult situations to clients and other team members

  • Track record of managing communications with multiple stakeholders (investors, employees, customers, media, etc.) during hostile and friendly transactions, bankruptcies, crises, distressed and litigation scenarios
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