Assistant General Counsel
Description

The Assistant General Counsel (AGC) will help drive the company's growth while balancing business risk. The AGC is a business-minded senior leader that must work seamlessly across corporate, commercial, M&A, regulatory, real estate, finance, development, employment, and general legal issues.  As AGC, it will be your responsibility to ensure that we do the right thing and focus on long-term impact. You will develop legal and compliance guidance and strategies that mitigate the company’s legal risks, and help the company thrive in an ever-changing, challenging environment. The AGC will be a crucial partner to our development teams, always having an eye towards creating the most value of any portfolio project, while also mitigating company risk.  


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provide sound legal advice on all issues affecting the existing and future business, including development of legal strategies to support business initiatives and appropriately mitigate exposure to risk.
  • Co-lead and manage all corporate deal structuring, negotiation, and execution activities. 
  • Guide and structure, the contracting and maintenance of licensing agreements, strategic alliances, research partnerships, complex commercial transactions, and other corporate collaborations.
  • Manage external counsel for all legal activities, ensuring high quality and cost-effective support. 
  • Managing, negotiating, and structuring material commercial contracts including but not limited to Strategic Partnership/JV agreements, M&A agreements, Financing agreements, EPC agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, as well as complex land use agreements.
  • Managing the legal team and directing workflow and allocating legal resources as appropriate.
  • Working closely with the senior management team of your assigned business areas and developing and implementing a strategy for the in-house legal team.
  • Managing and leading commercial disputes, as well as material collection and payment disputes.
  • Providing advice on a broad spectrum of legal topics affecting renewable energy generation and transmission.
  • Providing and developing commercial and compliance training.
  • Leading and implementing compliance and governance programs.
  • Managing company secretarial and corporate tasks.
  • Managing outside counsel. 
  • Attract, engage, and develop the company’s legal team, including managing performance and driving career growth. 
  • Performs other projects as assigned.
Requirements

Education

  • A law degree is required (J.D. or equivalent) from an ABA-Accredited Law School and an active attorney license in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.


Experience

  • Ideal candidates will have a minimum of ten (10) or more years of US legal experience, at least five (5) in a supervisory role.
  • This role is for an attorney with broad and well-developed skills, excellent judgment, high EQ, and good business sense. 
  • M&A, commercial lending, and general corporate experience preferred. 


Other Skills

  • Interested in renewable energy technology with an eagerness to learn more about the industry.
  • Experience supporting business teams as they grow and scale.
  • Experience hiring and leading a team of legal professionals.
  • A strategic thinker who can quickly identify key issues and navigate the complex landscape in the renewable energy space.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to take the initiative and build productive relationships internally and externally.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through, and meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and eager to take ownership of opportunities to ensure solutions even in ambiguous situations.
  • Positive, empathetic team player skilled at collaboration and communication.


Physical Requirements

The Assistant General Counsel may be required to endure the following physical activities, environmental conditions, and physical demands:

  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces,
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods,
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another,
  • Adjusting or moving objects up to 20 pounds in all directions,
  • Communicating with others to exchange information,
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers, and
  • Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.