Government relations Director

Place: Sacramento


Job Description

Innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles
Leader in transportation electrification in North America
It’s us!
Every day, in our own way, we help improve our environment and our society.

Come build the future with us!

Here's why you should join our team:

  • You’ll work in an exciting and constantly evolving work environment (you won’t get bored with us).
  • Work/life balance: When you need to take time off for you and your family, no worries – and no questions asked.
  • We offer (rock-solid) insurance coverage, and a great employee assistance program.
  • At Lion, your career potential is limitless.

As part of your daily work;

The Government Relations Director is responsible for guiding Lion Electric’s federal and state budget and policy advocacy. This individual leads a team focused on funding fleet transitions to all-electric, enacting public policy that accelerates zero-emission transportation and infrastructure, and removes ZEV barriers at the state and federal level.


  • Responsible for drafting policy priorities and implementation plan for The Lion Electric, Co.
  • Keeping the team up to date on all government related issues surrounding the electric vehicle industry.
  • Able to look ahead and forecast changes in federal, state, and local transportation and ZEV policy.
  • Ability to execute a game plan and strategies of the company.
  • Able to mentor and develop future leaders; coach up.
  • Must have advocacy experience at some level of government (Local, State, or Federal).
  • Ability to Influence Grants and Government Agencies.
  • Communicating benefits of all-electric propulsion technology over conventional; assisting fleets with securing public funding for projects where applicable.
  • Authoring and securing contracts for pilot projects and large deployments.
  • Working with our staff and after sales team to oversee the production, delivery, and deployment of vehicles.
  • Any other related tasks.


You have what it takes?

  • 10+ years experience in Government Relations or Policy Development & Implementation
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Experience with legislative process and lobbying practices
  • Experience in government affairs, procedures, policies
  • Knowledge and industry business development experience in trucking industry, electric vehicle or advanced clean transportation industry, ITS or related industries through B2B experience
  • Preferred P&L Proficiency
  • Preferred experience working with Grant and Funding Agencies
  • Documented-Proven track record with successful legislative implementation (legislation passed)
  • Experience drafting strategic government relations plans
  • Experience working with government, municipalities, B2B. (Influence Grants & Government Agencies)
  • Ability to leverage community-based organizations to meet legislative goals
  • Ability to travel 

The Lion Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. We are ADA compliant and provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.


Job Benefits

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Group insurance coverage
  • Recognition of years of service
  • Access to professional development
  • Possibility to work remotely

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