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Duke Energy Corporation

Emergency Planning

Duke Energy Corporation - Charlotte, NC


The Emergency Planning - Lead Communications Consultant position supports Duke Energy emergency planning communications across the entire corporation. This person will provide comprehensive emergency communications support for various departments by identifying, developing and implementing emergency communications products, plans and processes. He/she will foster internal and external stakeholder relationships and support reputation management. This position may also support other areas of Regulated Generation communications as needed.


Provide strategic emergency communications counsel to peers, department leadership and customers while building positive relationships through regular interactions.

Build and sustain positive relationships with external stakeholders and support other activities that maintain and/or enhance Duke Energy's regulatory requirements related to emergency response communications.

Anticipate and evaluate internal, external and/or regulatory issues/business challenges related to emergency communications and recommend appropriate solutions/ responses.

Effectively manage crisis communications and emergency response efforts for drills/exercises/events with minimal supervision.

Proactively identify and provide strategic focus in developing innovative emergency communications plans and procedures which deliver excellence in communications.

Contribute to cost management initiatives and actively manage risks when implementing new programs and processes.

Produce quality communications which meet the criteria established by Corporate Communications and department leadership.

Utilize effective verbal and written communication/presentation skills in interactions with stakeholders, including the media, general public, special interest groups, elected officials, etc.

Position requires some travel and after-hours support as needed, as well as serving in an on-call duty rotation.

Position may be located in Charlotte or other locations in the Duke Energy Carolinas service area.



Required/Basic Qualifications:

Four-year college degree in communications, journalism, public relations, English or related field.

Eight (8) or more years, or more, of corporate communications and/or professional communications experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in public relations, crisis communications, community affairs, stakeholder engagement, issues management, emergency planning or corporate communications.

Demonstrated ability to strategically plan external communications, including objectives which are achieved through tactics and tied directly to measurable results.

Experience working with community organizations, the general public and customers, face-to-face and via telephone.

Experience conducting technical presentations to various audiences, external and internal, including challenging audiences.

Previous experience or interactions providing emergency communications for state, county or regulatory organizations.

Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Ability to effectively engage with all levels in the organization.

Ability to work and make decisions independently, as well as collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.

Strong organizational and planning skills.

Highly motivated individual who can follow through and work with minimal direction or supervision.

15 days 7 hours ago

Duke Energy Corporation


Emergency Planning Duke Energy Corporation - Charlotte, NC, United States


Location: Charlotte, NC

Company Profile:
Duke Energy makes life better for millions of people every day by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way – affordable, reliable and clean. We are the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 57,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.