Director, Transactional Counsel (Energy, Solar, and EV Charging)

Prologis
Posted Jan 25
Full Time
New York
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Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate. In partnership with our customers and our communities, we develop modern, high-quality properties that set the standard for innovative building design and sustainability. Prologis owns or has investments in properties and development projects of ~1.2 billion square feet in 19 countries and enables 2.8% of the world’s GDP. We have committed to achieve net zero emissions by 2040. Beyond real estate, our Essentials platform optimizes the company’s global asset portfolio to provide our customers solutions that address today’s warehouse and shipping challenges. Prologis Ventures invests in logistics innovation and technology companies to modernize supply chains worldwide.

Job Title

Director, Transactional Counsel (Energy, Solar, and EV Charging)

Company

Prologis

A day in the life

We are seeking an experienced in-house lawyer with specialized experience in any of the following: renewable energy development, battery storage, solar, and/or EV charging industries to join our legal team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in commercial and industrial scale solar and energy storage in the United States, with a background in project finance, corporate law, regulatory compliance, and industry-specific legal contracting frameworks. As part of our legal team, you will provide strategic legal advice, support transactions, and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations in the dynamic and evolving fields of energy, solar, and mobility.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Provide regulatory and transactional support on matters related to the energy, solar, and EV charging industries.
  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of transactions in the renewable energy space, including power purchase agreements, REC purchases, EPC contracts, asset management, joint development, M&A / joint ventures, and related agreements, as well as a strong background in general commercial contracting.
  • Stay abreast of regulatory developments and changes in energy, solar, and mobility sectors to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Advise on legal risks associated with business initiatives and propose risk mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure legal considerations are integrated into business decisions.
  • Handle legal aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other corporate transactions in the specified industries.
  • Manage external counsel relationships, when necessary, and ensure effective and efficient legal support.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of legal training programs to internal stakeholders.
  • Develop scalable processes for legal review of new products and services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Building blocks for success

Required

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and a valid license to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction.
  • A minimum of 7+ years of experience practicing corporate or commercial law, with a strong emphasis on energy, solar, and mobility sectors.
  • In-depth knowledge of energy regulations, solar incentives, and mobility industry regulations.
  • Proven experience in drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements specific to energy, solar, and mobility industries.
  • Strong understanding of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other corporate or strategic transactions.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to provide creative legal solutions to complex issues.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, managing multiple projects and priorities effectively under tight deadlines
  • High attention to detail and accuracy in legal documentation and advice.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to align legal strategies with business objectives.
  • Experience in managing external legal counsel and overseeing legal outsourcing when required.
  • Must be able to anticipate problems and issues and exercise independent judgment to make sound, justifiable legal decisions and take action in solving problems while knowing when and to whom to escalate issues.
  • Must have strong Microsoft Office expertise (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Hiring Salary Range of: $163,000 - $224,000. Salary to be determined by the candidate’s location, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. This role is also eligible for Prologis’ commission plan.

People First

Each of us working at Prologis plays an essential role in the enduring success of our company. We value people who are decisive, courageous and adaptable. While we are one company, locations and departments operate with autonomy and accountability. Individuals take the initiative here.

When you join Prologis, you work shoulder to shoulder with some of the top talent in the industry to do the best work of your career. Every employee belongs. Every employee contributes. Employees advance their careers here.

As a successful global enterprise, Prologis has never lost sight of what matters most, our strong belief that our people are the most important part of our business. And because of that, we provide a generous total rewards package and take a lot of time to focus on quality management and leadership development. People come first here.

All full-time roles in the US come with a robust benefits package which includes healthcare, dental, and vision insurance for employees and eligible dependents. Prologis also offers several other wellness, financial, and work/lifestyle-specific benefits. Our 401(k) retirement plan has a company match of 50% up to 12% of eligible compensation. We also offer generous PTO with a starting accrual of 22 days a year in addition to paid holidays and volunteer time.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background verification. Prologis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religions, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Employment Type

Full time

Location:

Cerritos, California

Additional Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, Austin, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Dallas, Texas, Houston, Texas, Miami, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee, New York, New York, Phoenix, Arizona, San Francisco, California, Seattle, Washington