Commercial Counsel

San Francisco, CA, Various
Posted 2 months ago

Reporting to Vice President, Legal, this position will provide legal support in furtherance of Longroad’s business strategy to develop and operate wind and solar energy and storage projects in the United States.  The Commercial Counsel will review, draft and negotiate various agreements and documentation with respect to development, real estate, title work, supply agreements, procurement, construction, and asset management/operations.  In such role, the attorney will support Longroad’s development, construction, operations and finance teams by reviewing site control opportunities, securing land rights, negotiating equipment procurement agreements, transmission service and interconnection agreements, PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements) and REC agreements, consulting contracts, EPC agreements and O&M and warranty agreements.  This position will be responsible for foreseeing and protecting the Company against legal risks and is expected to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Responsibilities

  • Negotiate and draft commercial contracts, including, but not limited to, NDAs, LOIs, consulting agreements, PPAs, EPC agreements, site leases, shared facilities agreements, purchase and sale agreements, procurement and sale contracts, purchase orders, master services agreements, task orders, O&M and asset management agreements
  • Coordinate with project development team to ensure project development documents are financeable
  • Advise project teams on negotiations with various project stakeholders (e.g. landowners, regulatory agencies, governmental decision-makers, title companies, service providers, suppliers, etc.)
  • Assist with VP, Legal and Transaction Counsel with various financing and M&A transactions
  • Maintain and continuously improve standard form agreements, where applicable; such as option agreements, leases, term sheets, EPC agreements, services agreements, O&M and asset management agreements and related form contracts
  • Manage outside counsel
  • Coordinate efforts with other corporate legal and senior management staff regarding corporate and project requirements to ensure maximum value and appropriate risk management
  • Identify critical project risk issues and make recommendations
  • Cross-team collaboration and coordination of legal workload with colleagues
  • Work as a team and as an effective manager of resources, both internal and external

Minimum Qualifications

  • Law degree required (J.D.) and must be admitted in a U.S. jurisdiction to practice law
  • 4+ years of related legal experience
  • Proven track record of strong negotiation skills and risk assessment and due diligence skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work successfully in a dynamic team environment.
  • Proficient in Windows environment, MS Office, Outlook, Excel; technically savvy
  • Must be able to work irregular work hours occasionally

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience negotiating commercial transactions in the power or renewable space
  • Familiarity in some of the following areas preferred: real estate, project finance, joint ventures, energy transmission, interconnection agreements, local government permitting, negotiation of tax abatement agreements and special use permits, NDAs and other IP matters
  • Familiarity with construction issues, including with respect to supply and warranty matters, mechanics’ liens, lien waivers, bonds, health and safety matters, permit compliance, and decommissioning
  • Experience as in-house counsel preferred but not required.  Training with top tier law firm preferred
  • Ability to identify risks and propose solutions to mitigate risks

Characteristics Necessary for Success

  • Personal accountability and integrity
  • Ability to make informed decisions in a quick and nimble fashion
  • Highly organized, able to multitask and manage multiple projects efficiently
  • Comfortable with a work environment that is fast paced and changes quickly
  • Ability to work within a team with a positive, can do attitude

Job Features

Job CategoryLegal

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