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Managing Counsel, Energy Products

$172,000- $431,640/ year
Posted Jul 03
Full Time
On Site
Palo Alto, California

What To Expect
Tesla is looking for a Managing Counsel, Energy Products, based in our CA or TX offices to support the growth of our global energy business. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Energy Products, you will focus on our residential, commercial & industrial and utility-scale solar and energy storage and supercharging businesses in the US. You will also assist the business with international transactions in our core EMEA and APAC markets and our expansion into emerging markets.

Our ideal candidate would have a big-firm background in (energy-focused) project finance or construction and be passionate about accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. This is a great opportunity for a proactive and entrepreneurial lawyer to work at a fast growing and dynamic company.

What You'll Do


  • Provide advice on a wide variety of strategic, regulatory and transactional matters for the Energy business in the US, including commercial and consumer matters
  • Structure and negotiate equipment supply, EPC, O&M, commodity, real property, interconnection, performance guarantee, warranty and other material project agreements for solar, energy storage and supercharger projects of all sizes, support project development and mergers and acquisitions transactions and have a good familiarity with financing-related matters
  • Review and help prepare responses to requests for proposals and other competitive tenders
  • Support solar and energy storage transactions in our core APAC and EMEA markets and advise on new market entry and new product launches for the Energy Products business around the world

What You'll Bring


  • Excellent academic credentials, preferably with a Juris Doctor from a top-ranked law school. A current license to practice in one or more US jurisdictions
  • A minimum of 12 years’ practice experience at a well-regarded law firm, with in-house experience at a company in the energy industry strongly preferred
  • Experience structuring and leading negotiation of large transactions in energy, construction, project finance or a related practice area, with a preference for renewable energy experience
  • A team player with the ability to proactively identify problems, drive projects, make complex cost/benefit assessments, and identify pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively and to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced, challenging environment. A quick and flexible learner, intellectually curious, open-minded, adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity and risk, and excited by dynamic change
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to quickly earn the confidence of your colleagues and effectively communicate with people at all levels of the organization
  • High standards, impeccable integrity and ethics, unquestionable good judgment, well-honed analytical skills, superior oral and written communications skills

Compensation and Benefits
Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Expected Compensation

$172,000 - $431,640/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

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