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Counsel - Capital Projects and Maintenance

Posted Apr 25
Full Time
On Site
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY

Practices as an attorney and address legal matters for the company at an advanced level on a broad range of complex issues within the Legal Department’s Capital Projects and Maintenance practice group. Provides advice or training to entry level attorneys.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Addresses complex issues falling in the Capital Projects and Maintenance practice group's area of responsibility, which generally advises on and assists with the completion of capital and maintenance projects, supports securing necessary governmental approvals and private rights necessary to complete such projects and supports the real estate group by addressing legal matters related to maintenance, protection and acquisition of real estate.
  • Analyzes complex issues, resolve problems and provide expert information to internal clients on complex issues; provide legal counsel to company management and personnel on a broad range of issues that present varied and difficult problems of interpretation and analysis.
  • Advises and advocate on behalf of the company with advanced skill on complex issues.
  • Manages or participates in handling pending or threatened litigation or disputes, including litigation strategy, drafting and submission of pleadings, discovery, oral arguments, settlement negotiations and other litigation activities.
  • Reviews contracts and other legal documents; manages or participates in handling contract negotiations; advises company employee/leaders on terms of legal documents and potential impact on the company.
  • Analyzes and reviews statutes, regulations, orders, case law and other precedent or rules and advises company employees/leaders on substance and impact on the company related to such issuances.
  • Conducts legal research and analysis of statutes, case law, agency orders and other precedent as necessary; counsels company employees/leaders on legal matters through verbal and written communications.
  • Manages outside counsel and other vendors retained to assist on Legal Department matters

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association accredited law school or relevant, equivalent experience and/or education.
  • Licensed to practice law in Michigan.
  • Must be able to practice in state and federal courts.
  • Minimum of six (6) years' experience as a practicing attorney.
  • Four (4) years' experience in handling business litigation cases and business disputes; such experience in utility context preferred.
  • Two (2) years' experience in handling legal matters and disputes related to real estate, such experience in utility context preferred.
  • Familiarity with processes related to regulation of utilities or energy companies preferred.
  • Utility industry knowledge preferred.
  • Ability to work independently in area of responsibility and manage projects.
  • Ability to effectively conduct research of legal precedent and other information related to performance of job duties.
  • Possess sound analytical problem-solving, decision-making and documentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors and individuals inside and outside the Company.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with conflicting priorities. 
  • Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Word and email applications in performing job duties.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer. ITC does not sponsor employment visas, such as H-1B or TN visas
 
 
 

ABOUT US

From electric vehicles to renewables, the world is looking at electricity in a whole new way, and ITC is focused on building and maintaining a power grid that can handle it all. We are looking for individuals who are ready to work with us to build a greater grid for a greener future. In return, ITC is proud to offer industry-leading compensation, benefits and opportunities to channel your energy into community-changing solutions. As an equal opportunity employer, we feel it’s crucial to honor our differences, be inclusive, engage as a team, and maximize our individual strengths.

Please take a moment to review our Diversity Statement.