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Senior Attorney, Distributed Solar + Storage

ENGIE North America Inc.
Posted May 24
Full Time
Chicago, Illinois

What You Can Expect

As our part time Senior Attorney for Distributed Solar+Storage (DSS) at ENGIE, your role will have a broad range of responsibilities to help support and facilitate a rapidly growing business. We seek a Senior Attorney who will be responsible for providing legal support to all aspects of the Distributed Renewables business entity, including origination, project development, project M&A, construction and financing. Every day you will report to the Head of Leal, Distributed Renewables developing and executing comprehensive legal strategies and solutions while mitigating risk.

What You’ll Bring

  • You must hold Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school is required to do the work for this role
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience of law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Experience in commercial contracting within the energy sector is required; an understanding of energy storage, distributed generation and the renewables market would be beneficial to the success of this role
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills with a strong commitment to professional/ethical standards
  • Demonstrate commercial understanding, good judgment on legal risk decisions and on when to escalate
  • Real estate, permitting, construction and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) experience also preferred
  • Excellent drafting and commercial skills along with communication skills
  • Being familiar with, and demonstrate responsibility for a range of structured finance transactions
  • Technical and legal (and other) risk awareness skills
  • Demonstrating experience with innovative deals and structuring
  • Articulating firm’s governance and risk policies
  • Transaction and project management skills

Additional Details

  • This role is part time at 20 hours per week
  • This role is eligible for our hybrid work policy; with some travel and ability to work beyond scheduled hours depending on workload
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license/clean driving record
  • Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE’s policy with respect to COVID vaccination and testing
  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • You must be state certified to practice law in Texas or Illinois


Salary Range: $83,450 – $127,535 USD annually

This represents the average expected pay range for a qualified candidate.

Actual offered salary may depend on geography, experience, industry knowledge, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors.

ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws. Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors.

In addition to base pay, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan.

Your Talent Acquisition Partner can share more specific information regarding the benefits or the salary for the position based on the work location

At ENGIE, we take your well-being seriously. Our comprehensive benefits package includes options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, ESPP, generous paid time off including wellness days, holidays and leave programs. We also help you plan for retirement by offering a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company match. But that's not all – we're dedicated to the health and happiness of your entire family, offering supplemental benefits for full time employees that enhance emotional and physical well-being through all stages of life from family forming to caregiver benefits. Explore our benefits package to see how we can support you. Learn more .


ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone.

At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community. ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.

We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this role at any time.

The safety of our employees is our number one priority. All employees at ENGIE have both a duty and the authority to STOP WORK if unsafe acts are observed.