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Legal Counsel II - Procurement, Construction & Operations

$135,000- $203,000
Posted Jul 06
Full Time
Valhalla, New York

RWE Clean Energy, LLC

The Legal Counsel II will provide legal support for RWE Clean Energy’s renewable energy business teams in connection with our businesses in the development, construction and operation of wind, solar & battery storage renewable energy projects. The Legal Counsel II will support complex construction projects related to procurement.


  • Work will be focused on the provision of legal advice in connection with renewable energy project procurement, construction and operations across technologies (wind, solar, battery storage, hydrogen)
  • Draft and negotiate procurement and construction contracts, such as turbine supply agreements, balance of plant agreements, EPC(I) & turnkey contracts, purchase agreements for components, service agreements, logistic and transportation contracts, associated exhibits and ancillary documents
  • Negotiate terms and conditions for the purchase of other non-project based goods and services of all types
  • Provide legal support on HSE, R&D, IP, IT and insurance matters
  • Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems within the organization and develop strategies to avoid litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
  • Collaborate with a variety of business stakeholders, including Procurement, Pre-Construction, Project Execution, Tax, Credit, Accounting, and Insurance
  • Provide project-speific legal support to Project Execution teams and project managers
  • Provide project-specific legal support to Project Operations team and O&M personnnel
  • Manage external legal counsel retained for specialized practices areas, i.e., litigation, tax, etc.
  • Maintain and update contract templates and other commonly requested legal forms


  • J.D. from an accredited university is required
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience is strongly preferred
  • Strong experience working on complex construction projects and/or related procurement in a law firm or a company
  • Licensed, or the ability to become licensed, to practice law in Illinois or New York
  • Legal knowledge and experience in construction work and renewable energy highly preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate practical, rather than theoretical focus to legal issues with a view to finding viable business solutions for those legal issues
  • Outstanding commercial, technical and strategic understanding
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to manage customer relationships
  • Demonstrated desire to learn about the Company and the renewables space
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Teams
  • Strong leadership and communication, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong organization skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks and deliverables
  • Ability to multi-task, while working independently and as part of a team
  • Motivated self-starter, goal-oriented, and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Proven ability to empathize, build relationships, and effectively communicate with people from a diverse set of backgrounds
  • Responds well to direction, is easy to challenge and develop, and is coachable
  • Detail-oriented, has strong business acumen, and a sound understanding of business concepts

Pay range: The annual base salary range for this position in New York is $135,000 - $203,000. The listed salary range represents our good faith estimate for this position and represents the range for new hire salaries across all U.S locations. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. RWE considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s education & work experience, training & certifications, and key skills as well as market and business considerations at the time of the offer.

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

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