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Principal Attorney

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  64763 

 

NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.

 

Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy is seeking an experienced attorney for the commercial and infrastructure group within NextEra Energy’s General Counsel Business Unit. This position will provide legal support related to energy transactions, engineering, construction, procurement, operations, marketing, general commercial and utility work.  She/he will play a lead role in structuring, negotiating, drafting, and providing general transactional support for multiple business units within the Company.

  • Applicants should have a strong academic background and at least 3 years of experience in a top law firm, corporate legal department or financial institution related to the energy and utility industries.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex energy or energy-related transactions.
  • Experience with renewable energy transactions, including the trading and marketing of RECs, carbon credits and emission credits
  • Familiarity with electric utility regulation

 

Employees in this job structure, negotiate, and draft agreements for complex transactions and projects and deliver timely and quality legal services to internal clients, including senior management, with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

•  5+ years’ experience


•  Prior transactional legal experience at top energy company or “Am Law 100” law firm

•  Experience with renewable and clean energy transactions and specifically renewable natural gas (RNG) project development

•  Experience drafting and negotiating physical and financial commodity contracts, including ISDA,   NAESB and EEI agreements

•  Experience with carbon emissions, carbon capture and sequestration projects

•  In-house experience with an electric utility or independent power producer

 

Job Overview

Employees in this job participate in complex legal matters and projects and deliver timely and quality legal services to clients with moderate 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: 2+ years

Preferred Qualifications


•  None

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
Organization:  NextEra Energy Resources, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

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 and 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.

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