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Director, Corporate Counsel

$169,400- $305,000/ year
Posted May 02
Full Time

Summary of Role

SunPower is seeking Corporate Counsel for a dynamic, dedicated and collaborative team working in one of the economy’s most important growth industries. You will be part of a problem-solving team working to build the renewable energy structure of the future with forward-looking energy solutions. At SunPower, the legal team works directly with the business to solve multi-jurisdiction, multi-functional, complex problems that require a willingness to create new solutions for a leading solar development company offering a broad array of energy solutions for both residential and commercial customers.
Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, Channels and Structured Finance, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for providing legal advice and support for project finance and structured finance transactions, including post-close support for legacy project funds and other facilities for the Residential business. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support structuring, negotiation and drafting of term sheets, definitive agreements and related documents for project finance and structured finance transactions, including both debt and equity financing.
  • Advise and support the Company’s finance, controllership, and asset management teams to ensure compliance with all financing arrangements, including drafting and negotiating ancillary documents related to the ongoing management of project funds.
  • Provide summaries of deal terms, including identification of risk factors, to Associate General Counsel and other legal and business stakeholders as needed.
  • Coordinate with outside counsel to effectively and efficiently manage the company’s project pipeline and corporate responsibilities.
  • Coordinate diligence efforts for capital market transactions, working closely with the company's finance and development teams.
  • Coordinate with Corporate Legal to manage SEC filings and disclosures related to financings.
  • Coordinate and oversee work performed by outside counsel, contract attorneys and support staff on a cost-effective basis.
  • Assist other members of the legal department as needed in a variety of transaction, regulatory and other matters, as instructed.
  • Manage legal budget relevant to the role.


Required Qualifications:

  • Broad functional understanding of project and structured finance.
  • Experience negotiating, reviewing, drafting and revising project finance transaction documents under pressure and firm deadlines.
  • Experience identifying and resolving legal and business issues, appropriately balancing legal issues with business risk in support of business goals.
  • Experience effectively collaborating with multiple stakeholders and independently self-motivated to complete assigned tasks while communicating frequently and appropriately with Associate General Counsel to ensure alignment across the legal function.
  • Highly organized with the ability to pay close attention to details.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to interface real-time with colleagues across functions and around the country, cooperatively and efficiently.
  • JD and current member in good standing of at least one state bar.
  • 3-7 years experience in structured and/or project finance, preferably in the renewable energy space. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior in-house experience is a plus.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to coordinate, prioritize, and remain collected under pressure.
  • A great teammate, pitching in wherever needed, whether or not it fits squarely into your role or expertise.
  • A passion for SunPower’s mission of changing the way the world is powered, and for improving the lives of consumers through SunPower’s products and services.
$169,400 - $305,000 a year
Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $169,400/year in our lowest geographic market up to $305,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Dependent on the position offered, other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package including annual bonus eligibility, short and long-term incentives, and a comprehensive and competitive benefits program which includes health insurance coverage, employee wellness, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays, paid time off, and so much more.  For more information, please visit our benefits site at  
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At SunPower, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.
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