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Operations Counsel

Posted May 22
Full Time
Houston, Texas

Company Overview

Pattern Energy is a leading renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates high-quality wind and solar generation, transmission, and energy storage facilities. Our mission is to transition the world to renewable energy through the sustainable development and responsible operation of facilities with respect for the environment, communities, and cultures where we have a presence.

Our approach begins and ends with establishing trust, accountability, and transparency. Our company values of creative spirit, pride of ownership, follow-through, and a team-first attitude drive us to pursue our mission every day. Our culture supports our values by fostering innovative and critical thinking and a deep belief in living up to our promises.

Headquartered in the United States, Pattern has a global portfolio of more than 35 power facilities and transmission assets, serving various customers that provide low-cost clean energy to millions of consumers.


Job Purpose

Pattern Energy is seeking to add an enthusiastic, mission-driven attorney to fill the role of Operations Counsel . Operations Counsel will support Pattern Energy’s rapid growth by supporting a variety of businesses including, but not limited to: Field Operations, Asset Management, Energy Management, Procurement, Regulatory, Engineering, Safety and Environmental. Pattern Energy is a renewable energy entrepreneurial venture, and the person must have the ability to act independently, operate proactively and have a passion and appreciation for the vision and mission of the company.

Key Accountabilities

  • Attend to all aspects and issues related to renewable project operation and asset management
  • Structure, draft, review and effectively negotiate a variety of commercial contracts supporting the various functions within the operations group including the project sites and the back-office support functions such as procurement, engineering, environmental, operational excellence and the regulatory compliance teams
  • Ensure compliance with the company’s financing agreements and work with the financing group to obtain consents and waivers as needed to support the company’s project operations
  • Assist in the development of standardized forms
  • Provide education and training on various topics as well as legal policies and procedures
  • Research and provide guidance on compliance, regulations, policies, and proposed legislation affecting business priorities
  • Provide concise and thoughtful legal advice


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • J.D. from a top law school, and good standing with at least one U.S. State Bar
  • Minimum of five (5+) years of experience, preferably in a business legal advisory role, with experience drafting, negotiating and advising on complex commercial arrangements
  • Outstanding business acumen, decisive critical thinking skills and professional confidence.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects with shifting priorities, work independently and operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Prior energy or renewable energy experience, is a plus
  • Experience advising with a commercial mindset that can come up with legal solutions is a plus.
  • Prior experience Operations experience is a plus.
  • May have to travel on occasion.

Pattern Energy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.