Description:

Position Summary:
The Counsel attorney will report to the Managing Counsel for Commercial Contracts within the PG&E Law Department and will be responsible for providing legal support as well as advice and counsel to Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Supply Chain organization, including assisting in the development and negotiation of commercial contracts that support PG&E's utility operations

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide counsel to PG&E's Supply Chain organization and other business units on strategic sourcing, goods and services procurement, and other forms of key commercial agreements.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with external supply chain vendors, including leading negotiations with external partners and suppliers.
  • Draft and maintain forms/templates for a variety of supply chain agreements including detailed negotiation position documents.
  • Develop processes and procedures for utility requirements impacting supply chain and other business unit activities.
  • Provide training to internal customers on contract drafting, negotiation, management issues and best practices.
  • Support legal operations and processes, including template agreements, playbooks and back-stop negotiating and drafting positions.
  • Provide practical legal advice and sound business judgment on a range of relevant supply chain legal and operational matters, including supplier risk management, corporate social responsibility, and the various requirements that impact utility supply chain activities.
  • Support contract management teams with identified legal issues in connection with ongoing or completed projects and assist contract management and litigation team members with complex commercial disputes and other dispute resolution processes with general guidance.
  • Coordinate with outside counsel supporting specific legal issues.

Leadership Qualities
  • PG&E expects its leaders to conduct themselves with the highest ethics and integrity and to embody specific leadership qualities.

Strategic Mindset
  • Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
  • Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

A Leader in the Community and Industry
  • Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
  • Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Demonstrates Safety Leadership
  • A safety champion in words and deeds with respect to both employee and public safety.
  • Maintaining an environment of open dialog and free of retaliation.

Influences and Inspires
  • Using various forms of communications that convey a clear understanding of the needs of different audiences.
  • Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related dynamics.
  • Optimizes Team Performance
  • Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Creating a climate where people are developed and motivated to do their best to help the organization.
  • Values Diversity and Creates Inclusion
  • Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Fiscally Responsible
  • Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
  • Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
  • Leads Ethically and in a Compliant Manner
  • Sponsoring and sustaining a high integrity speak-up corporate culture which prioritizes ethics, safety and compliance.
  • Building on necessary level of industry, company and subject-matter expertise, including laws and regulations.
  • Provides a High Level of Customer Service
  • Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Qualifications:
Minimum:
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
  • U.S. state bar active member in good standing
  • 6 years of experience, which may include other industry experience relevant to the position, of which at least 3 years of experience was working as a transactional attorney

Desired:
  • Active Bar Admission, California.
  • Experience advising on commercial and transactional legal matters.
  • Ability to represent PG&E as a lead counsel internally and with external partners, vendors and suppliers.
  • Competence in drafting and negotiating commercial transactional agreements.
  • Capable of working independently and as a team member.
  • Experience directly advising clients and ability to provide a high level of client service.
  • Ability to set priorities and to respond to changing demands from multiple internal and external sources.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Strong academic record.