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Date: May 16, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  58147 


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

The successful candidate will be part of the Commercial Legal Group within NextEra Energy’s General Counsel Business Unit.  He/she is expected to spend 100% of his/her time supporting NextEra Energy Marketing’s trading and origination business unit.  The position involves a high level of responsibility and contact with company management, including drafting and negotiation of contracts for sophisticated commercial transactions, with a focus on wholesale fuels and power transactions, as well as complex structured financial transactions. The successful candidate will have some experience with structured physical and financial fuels and power deals, renewable transactions, and trading agreements (ISDAs, EEIs, NAESBs). 


Applicants should have a strong academic background and 3 years of experience in a corporate legal department, law firm or financial institution.


An ideal candidate will have the following experience: 

  • Three or more years of experience as a commercial attorney at a top energy company, law firm or financial institution.
  • Preference for candidates with energy transactional experience.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating on power and fuels (gas, oil and natural gas liquids) transactions.
  • Reviewing, preparing and negotiating physical and financial commodity contracts as well as originated and structured fuels, power and renewable transactions.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating ISDA, NAESB and EEI master agreements.
  • Familiarity with ISO markets as well as energy management services agreements, gas asset management agreements (AMAs), storage agreements and pipeline transactions.
  • Exposure to renewable energy products and transactions.
  • Ability to respect and effectively communicate and interact with clients at all levels of the organization, including senior management, and become a trusted advisor with respect to all aspects of NextEra Energy Marketing’s businesses.
  • Must exercise sound judgment; be able to work independently and efficiently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail.
  • Must work with a sense of professional pride, possess a strong work ethic, be proactive, enthusiastic and flexible, and have business and personal integrity.
  • Exceptional communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, including negotiation skills.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • Member in good standing of a state bar.

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 Energy Marketing, 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 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, 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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