Assistant Counsel - Commercial PSEG LI

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)Melville, New YorkFull TimeHybrid

Date: Aug 23, 2023

Location: Melville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 75632

PSEG Company: PSEG Long Island    

Salary Range: $ 125,700 - $ 211,900 

Incentive: PIP 20%   

Work Location Category: Remote Local  

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

The Assistant Counsel-Commercial is responsible for favorable completion of commercial transactions and agreements for PSEGLI to support PSEGLI's strategic business plan. In this role, counsel will act as a trusted advisor to business leaders throughout PSEGLI on commercial matters. Counsel will be expected to identify and creatively address potential legal issues of concern relating to commercial matters. Counsel will also collaborate with members of the PSEGLI legal team to provide cross functional support.

Job Responsibilities

As Assistant Counsel - Commercial, you will work on a wide range of commercial contracting needs for PSEGLI's various business groups.  Counsel will be expected to work closely with project teams as needed. A key aspect of this position is a demonstrated ability to effectively review, draft and negotiate contracts for wholesale electric power supply, commercial contracts (e.g., IT/IP agreements, equipment and services purchase agreements), and engineering, procurement and construction contracts in connection with a variety of complex energy-related projects. The position is highly collaborative with a group of other commercial lawyers handling a variety of commercial contracting needs supporting the Power Markets, Power Asset Management and Procurement Groups and their related project activities. As Assistant Counsel-Commercial you will be responsible to:

  • Draft and negotiate commercial agreements to secure favorable terms for PSEGLI. Agreements include: {i) power purchase agreements; (ii) equipment/material purchase agreements, {iii) construction agreements, {iv) IT outsourcing, licensing and Software as a Service {SAAS) agreements, {v) HR and benefits related agreements, and {vi) professional services agreements, such as for engineering services
  • Administration and resolution of legal issues arising in existing commercial relationships, such as change orders, and from time to time in collaboration with our internal litigation team  incoming and outgoing pre-litigation claims; and support litigation team on any litigation or mediation on commercial matters
  • Review contracts per mandatory contract review process and provide practical, risk-based advice and counsel to business teams
  • Support continuous improvement and updating of form agreements
  • Prioritize and manage simultaneous legal matters under deadline pressure
  • Work extensive hours when necessary to complete projects in a timely manner

Job Specific Qualifications


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; strong academic background
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in negotiating commercial contracts
  • Licensed to practice law in New York or other relevant jurisdictions with ability to become licensed (including limited in-house license) in New York

Minimum Years of Experience

5 years of experience


Juris Doctorate


BAR Licensed Attorney


Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information. Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information. Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made.  If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

Candidates must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidates must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG LI, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to 10 CFR Part 810 controlled information.  If the position does require access to this information, the Talent Acquisition representative will provide further details upon making an offer.

PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

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PSEG is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.  If you have a disability and need assistance applying for a position, please call 973-430-3845 or email  If you need to request a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job, email Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

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