LS Power seeks a sophisticated attorney with utility/power industry experience to fill the position of Corporate Counsel, primarily supporting LS Power’s development and operations activities. LS Power offers highly competitive compensation packages and is committed to the career development of its employees.
Provide advice and assistance for a broad range of legal matters relating to the development, construction, financing, ownership and operation of energy-related assets, including electric transmission facilities and renewable energy projects
Primarily transactional, with an emphasis on drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts to ensure that LS Power’s interests are most favorably advanced
Work closely with a team of project developers and utility operations managers, with occasional responsibility for engaging and managing outside counsel
Certain financing, environmental, compliance and regulatory matters
Other responsibilities to be identified from time to time
JD. degree and strong academic record
Licensed to practice law in at least one state
4 – 8 years of energy-related experience at a reputable law firm and/or utility
Experience with commercial contracts, preferably relating to engineering, equipment procurement, construction, consulting, financing, partnerships/JV’s, utility operations, asset management, interconnection, and/or real estate
Experience working with electric utilities and permitting authorities is preferred
A working understanding of FERC and RTO/ISO processes and requirements is preferred
Familiarity with project development, project financing, real estate, construction, and/or environmental permitting is preferred
Desire to develop skills in new areas
Excellent work ethic, communication skills, drafting skills, business acumen and commercial judgment
Ability to deliver a high level of client service and perform excellent work under time pressure
Proficient in providing business-oriented solutions to complex legal problems
Offers of employment to work in person at any of our Company offices are contingent upon a candidate submitting proof that he or she is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Per CDC Guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption to this requirement. To do so, please request, complete and return to Human Resources the applicable exemption request form(s).
LS Power is a development, investment and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector. Since its inception in 1990, LS Power has consistently been at the leading edge of the industry’s evolution, often introducing or commercializing new technologies and developing new markets. To date, LS Power has developed, constructed, managed or acquired more than 45,000 MW of power generation, including utility scale solar, wind, hydro, natural gas-fired and battery storage projects, and over 660 miles of transmission, for which it has raised in excess of $48 billion in debt and equity financing to support North American infrastructure. Additionally, LS Power actively invests in businesses and platforms focused on distributed energy resources, such as CPower Energy Management, Endurant Energy, EVgo, and Rise Light & Power.