Assistant General Counsel

NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER)Hicksville, New yorkFull TimeOn Site

About us

This position can be located in NY or MA.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

The commercial attorney’s responsibilities will include working with the company’s procurement group and business teams on a wide range of commercial agreements, including construction agreements, professional services agreements, EPC contracts, joint venture agreements, joint development agreements, software licenses, and non-disclosure agreements. The successful candidate will have a minimum of six years of experience in commercial contracting in either an in-house or law firm setting, preferably with some focus on a highly-regulated or international environment. Experience in the energy industry, particularly in the areas transmission construction, contracts regarding energy facilities and energy efficiency programs, and experience with municipalities, municipal contractors, and federal acquisitions regulations preferrable. Experience with sponsorship agreements, marketing and data protection a plus.

Key Accountabilities

  • Providing sound commercial legal advice to internal clients on a variety of projects
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide range of complex commercial agreements and ancillary documents
  • Drafting and reviewing template commercial documents for use by internal clients
  • Exercising independent judgment on legal matters to counsel middle and senior management clients
  • Performing legal research, due diligence and risk analysis for new business projects
  • Learning and applying industry best practices and regulatory rules and guidance in daily practice
  • Effectively overseeing matters with significant strategic financial or reputational impact


  • Juris Doctor Degree
  • Admission to and in good standing in MA or NY Bar
  • At least six years of commercial legal experience; in-house experience a plus
  • Ability to manage a high volume workload
  • A practical approach to contract law and intellectual property issues, to accommodate business interests while protecting the company
  • Sensitivity to regulatory constraints
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High personal standards of commitment and integrity
  • Ability to anticipate obstacles, think ahead about next steps and develop creative solutions
  • Strong sense of team work; ability to work effectively on multidisciplinary teams

More Information

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.

National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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