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Sr. Counsel, Transactions

$190,428- $244,139/ year
Posted May 30
Full Time
Remote

ABOUT AVANTUS

Avantus is shaping the future by making reliable, low-cost clean energy a global reality. Our legacy of leadership in next generation solar energy includes developing one of the nation’s largest solar clusters and one of the first projects to beat fossil fuel prices back in 2016. Today, we are expanding the boundaries of existing technologies to build one of the largest portfolios of smart power plants with integrated storage, capable of providing millions of people with affordable, zero-emission energy – day and night. Through our relentless pursuit of better, we are decarbonizing our planet at the gigaton level, and bringing the advantages of clean energy to all of us.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

Our legal team is seeking an experienced attorney to support our growing PV+S project pipeline on project development, LGIA, and EPC negotiations, M&A, financing, and regulatory matters. This position reports to the Senior Supervising Counsel, Commerical. The ideal candidate will have experience in the renewable energy industry on utility-scale solar and battery storage project development. This is a critical and cross-functional role, as the individual will work closely with all stakeholders and across all cross-functional teams from the inception of a new project through financing and construction. The ideal candidate is a true self-starter, a passionate and creative problem solver who will be able to hit the ground running with little supervision, and who understands both the legal and business objectives of renewable energy development and project financing. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Manage and/or assist with, and supervise outside counsel as directed, M&A transactions, joint ventures, project finance, and tax equity transactions 
  • Review, draft and negotiate transaction documents such as asset purchase agreements, equity purchase and sale agreements, and project finance documents 
  • Structure, draft, review and effectively negotiate membership interest purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, EPC agreements, services agreements, and other solar and storage project related agreements; 
  • Structure, draft, review and effectively negotiate debt and equity financing structures, including portfolio financing structures, back-leverage debt, tax equity partnership documents; 
  • Coordinate efforts with other internal teams, including development, M&A, finance, real estate, tax, environmental, permitting and regulatory 
  • Perform diligence and provide diligence guidance to development teams regarding project acquisition and greenfield development; 
  • Provide general legal support across the organization; 
  • Effectively and efficiently outside counsel; 
  • All other duties as assigned by Senior Supervising Counsel and the General Counsel. 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school. 
  • Admitted to applicable state bar.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience with commercial transactions, construction, and/or financing for solar, storage, wind or other renewable energy related experience required.
  • Ability to work closely with cross-functional teams of internal and external resources.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, organizational, and negotiation skills.
  • High level of integrity with the ability to cultivate and maintain positive relationships.
  • An entrepreneurial attitude and work ethic with a desire to roll up your sleeves and get the job done in a fast-paced environment and rapidly growing business.
  • Willingness to be flexible about your work schedule to support closings and to meet deadlines and shifting demands and priorities.
  • Willingness to travel as required. 

 

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Avantus offers competitive compensation with an excellent benefits package, including 401(k) matching; comprehensive medical and dental plan options; and flexible PTO. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

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Pay Range
$190,428$244,139 USD