Our Legal Team are true business partners providing the legal expertise needed to develop large-scale solar projects throughout the United States. This role requires extensive knowledge and experience with renewable energy project development, acquisition and finance. You will be an expert in utility-scale solar projects and tax equity structures. If you find renewable energy exciting and have the experience below, we want to speak with you. This position will report to the Assistant General Counsel and can be remote or at one of our North Carolina offices.
What You'll Do
- Support our teams on renewable energy finance transactions with a focus on solar projects.
- Assist business teams in negotiating and drafting associated transaction documents such as MIPAs, utility offtake agreements, finance documents (including sponsor equity, tax equity, and construction and term debt), Requests for Proposals (RFP), and other contract documents with timely delivery.
- Provide a first level review of various contracts, agreements and other legal documents under supervisions of General Counsel.
- Ensure quality, clarity and consistency across all legal documentation.
- On a limited basis, conduct legal research on various legal topics to create memorandum with recommendations and summarize findings.
- Four to ten years of experience working on legal aspects of renewable energy project development, acquisition and finance (or similar).
- An entrepreneurial attitude towards development, problem solving and related project support functions.
- Demonstrated success in drafting, reviewing and negotiating utility scale solar project contracts.
- Expert knowledge of legal and contractual issues governing solar energy projects.
- Proven ability to effectively communicate with external stakeholders such as co-sponsors, contractors, lenders and investors.
- Experience working on tax equity structures within solar energy
- In-house counsel experience
- Prior negotiations on nontraditional offtake arrangements
- Knowledge and experience in deregulated energy markets
Education and Certifications
- US-credentialed law degree.
- Active license to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction.
Working Environment and Physical Demand
- Some travel may be required