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Counsel/Senior Counsel (FERC)

Posted May 02
Full Time
HybridRichmond, Virginia

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs.  That’s right.  Love.  Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate.  These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever.  We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent?  Do you think differently?  Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!

We offer a hybrid 3-2 work schedule (three days in the office, two days of teleworking) to accommodate the need for flexibility.

Military service members and veterans with a rank of E-5 or higher plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined below will be considered for this opportunity. 

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

This position focuses on FERC related matters for Dominion Energy.  Advises clients on FERC related regulatory strategy and compliance issues. Participates in FERC Enforcement investigations and ensure compliance with FERC, NERC and DOE regulations.  Manages issues related to rates and non-rate tariff terms and conditions of service before FERC and RTO/ISO's.  Monitors, develops comments on, and summarizes the business and regulatory implications of new federal and state court decisions, regulatory developments, and general trends in the electric and natural gas industry.  Reviews and provides guidance on stakeholder proposals and positions within regulatory bodies such as PJM, ISO-New England or FERC and assist in drafting the Company's positions for presentation to and advocacy in stakeholder processes.  Applies and/or develops expertise in applicable energy tariffs and advises clients on their requirements.

Advises a diverse range of clients on legal and regulatory matters and develops strategies for addressing within context of overall business plan. Consults with outside counsel and reviews outside counsel billings. Drafts and interprets routine documents, and negotiates routine matters unaided, while acquiring knowledge about the company, and learning from experience in one or more practice areas. Provides support to more senior FERC regulatory counsel and performs less complex aspects of higher-level roles. Conducts legal research and analysis within identified areas of law, specifically including state and federal laws, regulations and FERC proceedings involving electric matters. Drafts legal memoranda for more senior counsel review. Performs project work under general supervision of more senior counsel.

May direct, monitor and coordinate outside counsel and internal resources in connection with the provision of legal services, i.e., responding to data requests, hiring outside experts, coordinating company experts, preparing witnesses for hearings and site visits, and general overall responsibility for developing strategy for administrative proceedings, trial or settlement.  

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Counsel - 7+ years of relevant experience.

Sr. Counsel - 8+ years of relevant experience

Specific knowledge, skills, abilities and experience:

  • Experience with, and knowledge of FERC, DOE and other federal public utility laws, regulations, and issues, rates, non-rate tariff terms, FERC/DOE compliance, or other legal matters related to the public utility and electric energy industry.
  • General understanding of law and associated regulations.
  • Informed, reliable, and diplomatic in client meetings.
  • Experience in matters involving electric transmission companies, electric generating companies, wholesale energy and capacity markets, RTO/ISO tariffs and stakeholder processes.  
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, and capable of working independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Adaptability to evolving needs and best practices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills.
  • Ability to digest complex material and present key takeaways in succinct, cogent manner.
  • Strong analytic, forward-thinking skills.
  • Exceptional decision-making skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a client-service orientation and the ability to work well in teams.
  • Ability to work flexibly, prioritize and manage projects effectively and efficiently, and use technological tools such as Teams, Word, and Power Point.

Education Requirements

Required Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

State law license required.

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here dombenefits.com.

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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