Legal Counsel

SunPowerRichmond, CaliforniaFull TimeHybrid

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a passionate and driven team of more than 3,660 full-time employees in North America and the Philippines. SunPower provides world-class solar solutions to residential customers across the U.S. with a commitment to a superior customer experience. We welcome forward thinkers, freedom chasers and all those demanding better, cleaner energy to join us.
Summary of Role:
SunPower is looking for an attorney for a dynamic, dedicated and collaborative team working in one of the economy’s most important growth industries. Part of a problem-solving team working to build the renewable energy structure of the future with forward-looking energy solutions. Legal team members solve multi-jurisdiction, multi-functional, complex problems that require the willingness to create new solutions for a leading solar development company offering a broad array of energy solutions for consumers. In-house corporate counsel responsible for advising and supporting legal matters related to SunPower’s dealer network, New Homes channel, and Multifamily Homes channel, Most importantly primary responsibility for end-user agreements related to solar, storage and energy services, subcontractor agreements, EPC agreements operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements.
Preferred candidates will be located in Richmond, CA or Austin, TX.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review and negotiate dealer agreements, subcontracts, operation and O&M agreements and other company contracts and advise the business on related legal, regulatory and commercial risks.
  • Draft, review and negotiate EPC, design and engineering, and other subcontract agreements related to SunPower’s light commercial business.
  • Draft and review consumer-facing agreements related to SunPower residential solar business, including home improvement contracts, warranties, leases, and other financial product offerings for both and advise the business on related legal, regulatory and commercial risks.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, JD
  • 8-10 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrates broad functional expertise related to construction, solar photovoltaic or similar transactions.
  • Applies expertise to influence function-related company decisions and strategies.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently, as well and in collaboration with colleagues within the legal department and cross-functionally.
  • Must be able to balance competing priorities and exercise solid business judgment.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to interface real-time with colleagues across functions and around the country, cooperatively and efficiently, will be key to success.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In-house or other business experience preferred but not required.
  • Experience working in a construction or renewable energy company, or with renewable energy or construction clients, including addressing common legal issues that arise with customers and subcontractors.
  • Experience in the legal fields of construction, including construction-related claims, energy, including renewable energy.
  • Capable of identifying and resolving legal and business issues, appropriately balancing legal issues with business risk in support of SunPower’s business.
  • Must be able to coordinate and communicate complex legal issues to multiple groups and business units within and outside SunPower.
$131,560 - $197,340 a year
Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, short and long-term incentives, and a comprehensive and competitive benefits program which includes health insurance coverage, employee wellness, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays, paid time off, and so much more.
*Please note the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and in the geographical location noted.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At SunPower, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.
Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.
Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review
SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

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