Closing Date: 25th February, 2023

Description:

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Repsol Renewables North America (RRNA) has an opening for an experienced Legal Counsel to join their team. The position will be based in The Woodlands, Texas (Repsol US headquarters), or Downtown Houston (RRNA workspace) with a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office and 2 days from home. One day per week will be required in The Woodlands Office.

In 2021, Repsol expanded its renewables operations to the US through a 40% acquisition of a major U.S.-based PV solar and battery storage project developer. Repsol Renewables North America (RRNA) has an aggressive strategy and looks to operate more than 2GW by 2025. We are committed to creating more renewable solutions for the world and are offering comprehensive compensation packages to our employees leading the drive to meet company our goals.

Job Summary
The Legal Counsel’s role is to provide a variety of support to Renewables North America on transactional matters, as described below, and provide a broad scope of support to the legal department. This position requires strong organizational and time-management skills, attention to detail and excellent communication and teamwork skills.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Support Repsol’ U.S. Renewable businesses, including drafting and negotiating agreements and documents relating to strategic cooperation, acquisitions, project developments, project financings, engineering, procurement and construction, offtake and operations
  • Provide legal advice and support to business managers relating to all legal aspects of renewable power generation, including compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Coordinate with tax advisors
  • Coordinate with the Finance team in connection with the financing of the projects (including debt and tax equity financings)
  • Manage legal due diligence of projects
  • Negotiation, drafting and closing of complex commercial agreements relating to development of renewable power generation projects, financing and operation, including areas such as (i) M&A; (ii) joint venture formations and strategic cooperation; (iii) corporate formations, restructurings, and governance documents; (iv) project financings, including debt and tax equity financings; (v) engineering, procurement and construction; (vi) supply agreements; (vii) grid interconnection agreements; (viii) power purchase agreements (PPAs) and other offtake agreements; (ix) development services agreements; and • shared facilities agreements; (i) operation and maintenance agreements; and (x) other standard commercial contracts and corporate documents
  • Analyze and interpret laws, statutes, and regulations; identify areas of compliance and potential vulnerability and risk
  • Contacting with landowners and negotiating lease agreements with the landowners for the installation of wind/solar farms, if instructed
  • Ensure due diligence and compliance with governmental regulations and permits
  • Assist all stakeholders with various information request
  • Successfully complete special projects and other assignments as requested

Required Qualifications
  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school
  • Admission to practice law in at least one U.S. state
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience negotiating and drafting agreements relating to M&A, financing and other complex commercial agreements
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in legal matters relating to renewable power generation (wind experience is a plus)
  • Experience in real estate is a plus, particularly in title matters
  • Strong communication skills and a proven ability to advise business managers on complex legal matters
  • Proven responsibility and organizational and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software, such as MS Office Suite
  • Integrity, good judgment, and strong decision-making abilities
  • Careful handling of confidential information
  • Strong information-gathering and information-monitoring skills
  • Initiative and flexibility

The position is based in The Woodlands, Texas, or Downtown Houston with a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office and 2 days from home. One day per week will be required in The Woodlands Office.

Repsol is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran