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Senior Counsel

Date: Jun 4, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: nrg

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.


Provide legal counsel to NRG Renewables, a division of NRG Energy, Inc., focused on renewable energy projects

Duties and Responsibilities:

 ·        Provide counsel to management and project teams as the business positions itself to capture emerging opportunities in the following segments of the energy industry: Utility-Scale Wind, Utility Scale-Solar, Community Solar and Distributed Generation

·        Research, review, interpret, draft and negotiate project documents such as power purchase agreements, EPC agreements and O&M Agreements

·       Research, review, interpret, draft and negotiate financing documents, including tax equity structures, sale-leaseback structures, and traditional debt financing

·        Manage and supervise outside counsel within budgetary constraints; review and approve outside counsel invoices

·        Provide counsel on legal issues identified by asset management in connection with operating projects

·        Assist NRG’s in-house litigation counsel with respect to management of litigation and other dispute resolution processes

·        Assist NRG’s in-house regulatory counsel with respect to management of regulatory affairs relating to the business of NRG Renewables

 The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so assigned.

Job Requirements:

·        JD and strong academic record from a leading law school

·        Licensed to practice law in California

·        6-12 years of relevant experience at a major law firm or with a sophisticated in-house legal department

·        Significant experience advising clients with respect to transactions in the renewables industry, with a focus on project finance

·        Business acumen and excellent commercial judgment

·        Ability to work independently and as a team member; ability to set priorities and to respond to changing demands from multiple sources

·        Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including ability to work independently; project management skills; ability to negotiate; ability to provide a high level of client service and build consensus across a matrixed client organization.

·        Ability to interface with all levels of the organization

·        Ability to take lead on any responsibilities within the job description

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources.



Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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