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Date: Dec 28, 2021

Location(s): Irving, TX, US, 75062

Company: NextEra Energy

A wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Transmission, GridLiance is an electric transmission utility company that collaborates with rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, joint action agencies and others to plan for the future of the grid. We acquire, co-own, invest and develop electric transmission to improve system reliability and resiliency. Based in Dallas, GridLiance operates more than 700 miles of transmission lines and related facilities in Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, and Oklahoma. For more information about GridLiance, visit gridliance.com.

 

 Position Specific Description

GridLiance, a Nextera Energy company is looking for a paralegal that will primarily provide support to in-house counsel in the Irving, TX office.  This position will be responsible for: 

 

  • Researches regulatory filings and law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties,

constitutions, and legal codes for review by corporate counsel, as directed

  • Works with in-house counsel in the preparation of non-disclosure agreements and engagement letters
  • Performs other clerical duties such as scheduling appointments and meetings, providing information, and composing routine correspondence
  • Acts as liaison with legal vendors/firms
  • Monitors compliance with legal budget
  • Files correspondence and legal documents with various regulatory agencies
  • Maintains contract and document management system for legal department
  • Ensures proper calendaring of deadlines

Job Overview

Employees in this position are responsible for providing paralegal support to the company and for the attorneys within the law department.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Under limited supervision:

  • Drafts and edits legal documents based on edits and input from corporate attorneys
  • Participates in special projects or activities related to the legal discipline being supported  
  • Performs legal and transaction related research
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 0+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Paralegal Certification

Employee Group:  Non Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
Organization:  Gridliance Management LLC 
Relocation Provided:  No

 

Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

 

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.

 

NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. 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: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas