Description:

Job Summary:
Provides advice and counsel to internal clients on and executes tasks related to regulatory, compliance, and/or litigation matters. Research and drafts legal documents. Represents ERCOT in judicial, regulatory, and/or legislative matters. Acts as liaison between outside counsel and the organization. Keeps abreast of legislative and regulatory requirements with potential impact to the organization.

Job Duties:
  • Legal/Regulatory Counsel
    • Represents ERCOT in lawsuits and contested administrative proceedings, as needed. Engages in and oversees all elements of litigation, including drafting pleadings, managing discovery, preparing document production, case strategy, and advocacy
    • Represents ERCOT in rulemaking projects and other regulatory proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and other state and federal agencies
    • Prepares, edits, and publishes various reports and filings required by Public Utility Commission of Texas rules
    • Advises employees and stakeholders regarding the interpretation of applicable law, including the ERCOT Protocols, Other Binding Documents, and other rules and documents
    • Assists employees and stakeholders in drafting revisions to ERCOT Protocols, Other Binding Documents, and other rules 
    • Oversees legal aspects of public information requests, ensuring that requests are answered fully and in a timely manner, while maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information
    • Participates in audits and other compliance activities
    • Performs research in connection with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings, and prepares Position Statements
  • Senior Legal/Regulatory Counsel
    • Leads and responds to audits and other compliance activities
    • Demonstrates mastery of legal issues central to success of critical regulatory functions
    • Develops and delivers regulatory legal expertise in an important and complex aspect of ERCOT's legal needs
    • Serves as leader of major projects, including primary oversight of regulatory and litigation matters
    • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
    • Provides guidance to junior counsel

Experience:
  • Corporate Counsel
    • Requires minimum 5 years related work experience in excess of degree requirements with experience in electric industry regulation and/or litigation
  • Senior Corporate Counsel
    • Requires minimum 10 years related work experience in excess of degree requirements with experience in electric industry regulation and/or litigation

Education:
Corporate & Senior Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree: Any discipline (Required)
  • PhD: Juris doctorate (Required)
  • or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields is required

Certification:
Admitted to practice before the State Bar of Texas (Required)

There is one position available. It is open to a Corporate or Senior depending on the candidate's level of experience that is identified.

The foregoing description reflects the minimum qualifications and the essential functions of the position that must be performed proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. It is not an exhaustive list of the duties expected to be performed, and management may, at its discretion, revise or require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This job description is not intended to create a contract of employment with ERCOT. Both ERCOT and the employee may exercise their employment-at-will rights at any time.