Counsel

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Legal



Company: SERVICE COMPANY Location:

Orange, CT, US

Responsibilities

This is a unique opportunity to work in the Legal Department of a publicly-traded diversified energy company. , Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $32 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. has two primary lines of business: Networks and Renewables. Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Renewables owns and operates 7.1 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, with a presence in 22 states across the United States. employs approximately 6,500 people. supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, received a Climate Development Project climate score of “A-,” the top score received in the utilities sector, and has been recognized for two consecutive years by Ethical Boardroom as the North American utility with the “best corporate governance practices.” is headquartered in Orange, CT. 
The successful candidate will be an integral member of a team providing legal counsel and support to Networks utilizing global best practices. This position will provide legal support and represent the Networks utility companies (electric and gas) principally on matters involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), as well as support other areas of Networks’ businesses, including energy infrastructure development activities of the Company. This position reports to the Deputy General Counsel for Networks and is located in Orange, Connecticut. There are no direct reports to this position.

  • Provide legal leadership and counsel on FERC and NERC matters, including drafting or reviewing of filings and representing the Company in proceedings before FERC and NERC;
  • Provide counsel on compliance matters before the Northeast Power Coordinating Council and the New York State Reliability Council, including on NERC compliance issues and audits, including NERC CIP compliance audits;
  • Provide counsel to the Networks companies on interconnection standards and agreements in connection with development activities for transmission infrastructure projects;
  • Provide counsel to the Networks companies on the permitting of transmission infrastructure projects;
  • Provide transactional support by advising on ISO and RTO market rules and required state regulatory approvals;
  • Advise senior managers within the Company on topics of concern to the utility businesses;
  • Work alongside and become a trusted advisor to the business areas within the Company;
  • Monitor relevant federal and state regulatory proceedings, including gas pipeline rate cases;
  • Support the Deputy General Counsel
  • Competencies
  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Be a role model
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Be agile
  • Skills and Requirements

    Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to all levels of the organization and to regulators

    An understanding of FERC rules and the reliability standards of NERC, as well as their enforcement.

    Strong negotiating skills on both legal and commercial issues

    An ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization's legal department and across all businesses and with regulatory agencies

    An ability to work collaboratively and be a participating member of a team. 

    Seven (7) or more years of experience as an attorney with a law firm or in-house position preferred practicing in energy law. Experience and familiarity in FERC and matters is required. Experience and familiarity in NERC matters, including reliability standards and their enforcement is preferred. Familiarity with development of energy infrastructure and interconnection standards is additionally preferred. Understanding of FERC Code of Conduct, a plus.

    Bar Admission/Certifications : Admitted to practice in Connecticut and/or New York, or able to waive in.

    Required Education : J.D. degree

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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