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Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate

Clearway Energy Group
$200,000- $260,000/ year
Posted Apr 25
Full Time
On Site
Houston, Texas

What The Role Is

The Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate will provide legal counsel and management of real estate matters relating to the business of Clearway Energy Group. This position can sit in San Francisco, Carlsbad/San Diego, or Houston. This Assistant General Counsel will report to the Deputy General Counsel and will manage a team of lawyers and paralegals.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Independently provide counsel to clients on matters relating to real property.
  • Manage real estate deliverables for debt/equity financings and M&A transactions, including title curative efforts.
  • Draft and negotiate PSAs, land options, lease options, easements, etc.
  • Conduct real property due diligence for transactions and development projects.
  • Manage a team of in-house lawyers and paralegals.
  • Manage outside counsel, title insurance, and surveyor relationships.
  • Assist other attorneys or the Chief Legal Officer on projects as necessary.
  • Collaborate with commercial real estate and development teams.

_The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so assigned.

_ What You'll Bring

  • JD and strong academic record from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience at a major law firm and/or with a sophisticated in-house legal department; previous in-house experience preferred.
  • Significant experience advising clients with respect to real property matters, with a focus on transactions involving utility-scale wind, solar, and battery projects.
  • Established relationships with major title companies in the renewable energy industry.
  • Business acumen and excellent commercial judgment are essential.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member; ability to set priorities and respond to changing demands from multiple sources.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including ability to work independently; project management skills; ability to negotiate; ability to provide a high level of client service and build consensus.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to take the lead on any responsibilities within the job description.
  • Ability to manage a team and delegate work appropriately both in-house and to outside counsel.

Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on geographic location, skills, relevant and demonstrated experience, education, training and certifications, and other factors permitted by law. This role is eligible to earn an annual cash bonus, subject to personal and company performance goals.

Salary Range Across all U.S. Locations

$200,000—$260,000 USD

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and operate 10 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s 8 gigawatts of operating wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 9 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, CA.; Scottsdale, AZ.; Houston, TX; Denver, CO; and Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Clearway, we create a community that isn’t about being the same – it’s about building a team of unique individuals, with different backgrounds & skill sets, coming together to build something big & make a difference in the world. Clearway’s team is dedicated to a clean energy future across a wide spectrum of roles & responsibilities. Embodying our company values and operating principles, unique individuals come together over a common mission. We embrace opportunities to do challenging work that can change the world. We aspire to bring out the best in everyone. We share setbacks, celebrate successes, & act with integrity & accountability to get the job done.

Working at Clearway, Hybrid Together

Here at Clearway, we’re committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships with our teammates. We do this by prioritizing new hires based near one of our offices in San Francisco, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, Houston, Denver, & Princeton. Our office-based employees typically work together from fabulous spaces on Tuesdays & Thursdays to collaborate & learn, build community, get to know one another, & enjoy company-provided meals & events.

Clearway Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience & expertise. We intentionally foster a culture of inclusion that empowers our employees to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans to join the team. Clearway is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military & Veterans.

What We Provide

Clearway offers all eligible employees working 20+ hours per week a comprehensive menu of benefits: generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSAs with company contributions, health FSAs, dependent daycare FSAs, commuter benefits, relocation, & a 401(k) plan with employer match, a variety of life & accident insurances, fertility programs, adoption assistance, generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, & benefits for employees in same-sex marriages, civil unions & domestic partnerships. For more on Clearway benefits, visit our Benefits Website.

Notice to Applicants

Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notice to California Applicants

Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws, ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees.

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