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Counsel

$170,000- $290,000/ year
Posted Apr 28
Full Time
HybridOakland, California

Department Overview

The Law Department provides timely, efficient and business-focused legal services to the company. The Strategy & Policy team provides both regulatory and transactional support to clients across a broad spectrum of matters, primarily related to energy policy and procurement, climate and electric vehicles, support for utility-owned generation and storage assets, legislative initiatives, and special projects.

Position Summary

If you are interested in clean energy, reliability and emerging energy technologies, then this position may be right for you.  The Counsel Attorney will report to the Managing Counsel for Strategy & Policy and will be responsible for providing legal support as well as advice and counsel to Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Strategy & Policy Department, including assisting in regulatory proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and transactions involving renewable energy, energy storage, distributed generation, micro-grids, hydroelectric licensing and compliance, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, greenhouse gas emissions reduction policy and emerging energy products and related projects.  Attorneys will also contribute to special projects and initiatives in support of corporate strategies.

This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and your assigned work location based on business need. 

PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity. 

A reasonable salary range is:

Bay Area Minimum: $170,000
Bay Area Maximum: $290,000

Job Responsibilities

•    Represent PG&E in regulatory proceedings before the CPUC and FERC, including hearings, workshops, written submissions, and filings. Research and draft pleadings for submission to regulatory bodies in respective proceedings. 
•    Develop and implement regulatory strategy as part of team that includes regulatory affairs and client representatives from policy and operations organizations. 
•    Provide advice and counsel to management and project teams on legal and regulatory issues and strategy. 
•    Consult with other attorneys in the Law Department regarding key business and legal issues.
•    Support project teams to prepare and issue requests for offers for energy and related products in emerging and established California energy programs. 
•    Research, review, interpret, and draft project documents for transactions involving the sale or purchase of power, assets, and environmental attributes with project teams. 
•    Support contract management teams with identified legal issues in connection with operating projects and assist contract management and litigation team members with complex commercial disputes and other dispute resolution processes with general guidance.
•    Under supervision, manage and coordinate outside counsel handling specific proceedings or issues.

Qualifications

Minimum: 
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
•    J.D. from an accredited law school  
•    Licensed to practice law in California (or Registered In-House Counsel)
•    6 years of experience, which may include other industry experience relevant to the position
•    Experience as Attorney, 3 years

Desired:
•    Interest in the future of the California utility model and its ability to accomplish the state’s clean energy goals while ensuring affordable rates for customers.
•    Experience advising clients in the energy industry, including regulatory and transactional.
•    Ability to represent PG&E in proceedings before regulatory bodies, including prior experience in state public utility commission proceedings or administrative litigation and/or competence in drafting and negotiating commercial/clean energy transactional agreements.
•    Capable of working independently and as a team member.
•    Experience directly advising clients and ability to provide a high level of client service.
•    Ability to set priorities and to respond to changing demands from multiple internal and external sources.
•    Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
•    Strong academic record.