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Date: Aug 9, 2019

Primary Location: Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  35100 


NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

Our rapidly expanding Houston, Texas based oil & gas business is seeking a Sr. Attorney to join our dynamic in-house counsel team.   The ideal candidate should possess extensive onshore domestic oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, commercial energy finance transactions, land transactions and other energy-related transactions experience with a primary focus in the upstream field.     

In this fast paced role you will be engaged in, but not limited to the following:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of legal documents for complex acquisitions and other business transactions, including PSAs, LOIs, term sheets, JOAs, JDAs, CAs, partnership agreements, participation agreements and land agreements in support of our upstream and midstream assets.  
  • Provide a wide range of legal advice in support of our upstream and midstream commercial and operations teams.
  • Develop and foster relationships with key business unit stakeholder, provide advice and counsel regarding appropriate legal actions.
  • Participate in legal due diligence relating to business development activities.
  • Manage outside legal counsel, as required, in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Remain current on constant changes within the relevant legal and regulatory environment and communicate regarding potential business unit impacts.

Job Overview

Employees in this job participate in complex legal matters and projects and deliver timely and quality legal services to clients with minimal supervision.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Provides written and oral legal advice to clients
•   Anticipates and guards against legal risks involving the organization
•   Works to ensure budget compliance and avoids the need for outside counsel
•   Ensures disclosure of potentially material legal issues to senior leadership
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications

•  Member in Good Standing of State Bar
•  High School Grad / GED
•  Juris Doctorate
•  Bachelor's Degree
•  Experience:5+ years
Preferred Qualifications

•  None


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
Location:  Houston, Texas 
Other Work Locations:  Texas 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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