Director, External Communications


Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Position Details

Director, External Communications
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Position Overview:

Lead external communications and local affairs efforts across Invenergy’s portfolio and support corporate communications needs. Direct external contractor support and manage Invenergy's external communications team. Liaise with key internal and external stakeholders to craft public affairs strategies, build project plans, retain local support, and drive execution while reporting updates and progress.


  • Lead a team of communications professionals to execute public relations activities that advance Invenergy’s business and policy goals, promote and protect Invenergy’s external reputation and brand, attract talent, and position Invenergy’s subject matter experts as thought leaders, and supporting the external communications needs across all business units. 
  • Manage content development, review and approvals for press releases, media statements and respond to media inquiries, craft media pitches and identify reporter targets to secure earned media and build Invenergy brand awareness and affinity, serving as a company spokesperson when necessary. 
  • Set strategy for Invenergy’s corporate and project digital channels. Manage development and distribution of Invenergy project collateral. 
  • Draft remarks and develop briefing materials for executive speeches and conference participation. 
  • Remain current on industry trends and conversation to inform strategic campaigns. 
  • Monitor project progress, proactively identify potential problems, and work with project teams to fill gaps in capacity. 
  • Manage outside public relations and public affairs consultants, as well as local staff, engaging them in strategy development, campaign execution, and post-project analysis. 
  • Maintain a broad view of activities across Invenergy’s development and operating projects and teams and ensure consistency of process.


  • 5-7 years of experience in corporate communications, media relations, marketing communications, public relations, publishing, social media or related field. Agency and energy sector experience preferred. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills. 
  • Experience developing messaging and marketing collateral materials. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and to meet deadlines and complete time-sensitive duties. 
  • Ability to travel as needed. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or relevant discipline.

Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), bonus, paid time off, etc.

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