New Construction Counsel

Date:  Sep 18, 2023

Houston, TX, US, 77002 VIRTUAL, TX, US, 00000 Princeton, NJ, US, 08540 VIRTUAL, NJ, US, 00000

Company:  NRG

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Airtron is a leading HVAC installation and services company operating primarily in the residential new construction industry. It is also growing provider of installation, protection and maintenance services for residential HVAC systems.  Airtron is a member of the NRG Energy, Inc. family of companies and currently operates in 13 metropolitan areas throughout Texas, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic. The role of Legal Counsel serves as the primary legal contact for day to day legal matters for all divisions and departments within Airtron. Typical responsibilities include drafting and negotiating commercial contracts including builder contracts, ensuring the business operates in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations including trade license and service contract regulations, and communicating effectively across the organization and with third parties, such as builders, suppliers and vendors. This attorney will influence and advise internal and external teams on operational requirements including health and safety; OSHA compliance; risk mitigation; and other operational matters. A strong candidate will have the ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and possess strong analytical, creative thinking, problem-solving skills along with a strong attention to detail.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct legal support to the Airtron executive and operational leadership advising on legal matters and seeking to mitigate legal and operational risk.
  • Support all divisions in reviewing, interpreting, drafting, revising, and negotiating HVAC subcontracts for single-family and multi-family residential new construction projects.
  • Provide advice to business leadership on risk mitigation strategies and coordinate with risk management/insurance team regarding appropriate insurance terms with respect to various agreements.
  • Assist with trade license monitoring and compliance activities for all divisions.
  • Provide support on a wide range of supply chain contracts and direct-to-consumer initiatives.
  • Coordinate with internal litigation and labor and employment colleagues on contested matters as needed.
  • Work closely with internal corporate and M&A teams to support Airtron’s ambitious growth agenda.
  • Develop and provide internal team training as needed to streamline legal processes and procedures.
  • Execute customer requests and provide best possible solution to concerns for both individual residential HVAC customers and builders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Working Conditions

  • Hybrid schedule: 1-2 days in open office environment, 3-4 days remote or Fully remote schedule, according to candidate’s location and experience.
  • Frequent use of computers, i.e. typing on keyboards, viewing monitors, etc.
  • Domestic travel required, possibly up to 30%.
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Minimum Requirements

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in any state in the United States.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience practicing law with a law firm or in-house.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills are also required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of experience regularly practicing construction law.
  • Experience with consumer protection and privacy laws, residential home automation/ security initiatives, HVAC warranties and service contracts, and consumer financing arrangements.
  • Construction M&A and integration experience.
  • Strong academic credentials from a top tier law school.
  • Excellent customer service, problem solving, communication, and presentation skills required.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to see “the big picture” and think strategically.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve problems or issues by gathering and assessing information, taking advice, and using judgment that is consistent with company standards, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and planning skills.  Able to prioritize, multitask, adapt, and thrive in a fast paced, results-driven environment.
  • Strong customer service and conflict resolution skills, with a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Superior ability to build relationships, continuously motivate and foster team development.


Physical Requirements

  • Work is primarily sedentary (desk work at computer)
  • Regularly required to talk or hear to communicate


Why NRG is a great place to work:

  • Great company culture!! Voted as a BEST employer by Forbes
  • A competitive total compensation package, including annual incentive and/or commission
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Benefits on the first day of employment - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Short Term Disability, Wellness program, etc.  
  • Company-paid life insurance and disability insurance
  • 401 (k) plan to help save for retirement
  • Generous PTO plan, plus 8 company holidays, and 3 floating holidays
  • Numerous discounts, including electricity discounts on NRG brands


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/Vet/Disability  

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