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Sr. Counsel, Construction

Posted Mar 07
Full Time
On Site
Sparks, Nevada
What to Expect
Tesla is looking for a talented Sr. Counsel, Construction to join our legal team. In this role, you will support construction, CapEx and business teams on a variety of transactions and negotiations. The ideal candidate will have exposure to various fields including contracting, construction, permitting, and general commercial transactions including NDAs, supply agreements, equipment purchase, and lease agreements, general contract management, legal research, warranty notices, mechanics liens, construction claim management notices. A background that incorporates a mixture of law firm and in-house experience is ideal. A strong background in all facets of commercial and real estate/construction law is required, and a background in litigation is preferred.
What You’ll Do
  • Primarily support the EPC, manufacturing, engineering and purchasing teams on the procurement of goods and services used in construction projects across the United States
  • Manage and negotiate a high volume and wide range of commercial contracts, primarily in the area of construction and equipment purchases, but also including utility agreements, logistics and warehousing agreements, technology licensing agreements, development agreements, services agreements, and confidentiality agreements
  • Provide advice on a wide variety of strategic, regulatory, and transactional matters
  • Facilitate resolution of legal disputes
  • Prepare and maintain contract forms to support Tesla’s businesses and areas of operation in the United States
  • As needed, assist in transactions to support the construction, infrastructure and production equipment teams within the global legal team
  • Liaise with colleagues outside of the United States to ensure consistency of contracts and risk allocation across the various Tesla businesses
What You’ll Bring
  • Law degree with excellent academic credentials
  • Minimum of 8+ years of practice experience; combination of law firm and in-house experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to proactively identify problems, drive projects, make complex cost/benefit assessments, be resourceful and identify pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Quick and flexible learner, intellectually curious, open-minded, adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity and risk, and excited by dynamic change
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly earn the confidence of your colleagues
  • High standards, impeccable integrity and ethics, unquestionable good judgment, and well-honed analytical skills
Compensation and Benefits

Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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