Description:

Overview:
LS Power Development, LLC (“LS Power”) is a development, investment and operating company focused on the power and energy infrastructure sector, with offices in New York, New Jersey, Missouri, Texas and California. Since its inception in 1990, LS Power has developed, constructed, managed or acquired more than 45,000 MW of power generation, including utility-scale solar, wind, hydro, natural gas-fired and battery energy storage projects. LS Power has also developed and constructed more than 660 miles of electric transmission infrastructure, and has approximately 400 miles of additional projects in the planning stages. LS Power is a leader in the competitive electric transmission industry, with a best-in-class track record of success.

LS Power seeks a sophisticated attorney with utility/power industry experience to fill the position of Corporate Counsel, primarily supporting LS Power's development and operations activities. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Vice President & Managing Counsel.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide advice and assistance for a broad range of legal matters relating to the development, construction, financing, ownership and operation of energy-related assets
  • Primarily transactional, with an emphasis on drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts to ensure that LS Power's interests are most favorably advanced
  • Work closely with a team of project developers and utility operations managers, with occasional responsibility for engaging and managing outside counsel
  • Certain financing, environmental, compliance and regulatory matters
  • Other responsibilities to be identified from time to time

Qualifications:
  • JD. degree and strong academic record (law journal experience preferred)
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state
  • 3 – 6 years of energy-related experience at a reputable law firm and/or utility
  • Experience with commercial contracts, preferably relating to engineering, equipment procurement, construction, consulting, financing, partnerships/JV's, utility operations, asset management, interconnection, and/or real estate
  • Experience working with electric utilities and permitting authorities
  • Possess a working understanding of FERC and RTO/ISO processes and requirements
  • Familiarity with project development, project financing, real estate, construction, and/or environmental permitting is preferred
  • Desire to develop skills in new areas
  • Excellent work ethic, communication skills, drafting skills, business acumen and commercial judgment
  • Ability to deliver a high level of client service and perform excellent work under time pressure
  • Proficient in providing business-oriented solutions to complex legal problems