Date: May 24, 2023
Location(s): Washington, DC, US, 20004
Company: NextEra Energy
NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.
Position Specific Description
The successful candidate will join NextEra’s Federal Regulatory Affairs team, a high-functioning and collaborative in-house legal team based out of NextEra’s Washington, D.C. office that includes seven FERC attorneys plus support staff. The team represents NextEra and its subsidiaries before FERC, including Florida Power & Light Company, NextEra Energy Resources, and NextEra Energy Transmission. The ideal candidate will have multiple years of in-house or law firm experience supporting the FERC-jurisdictional components of utility-scale renewable project development, including the generator interconnection process, market-based rates, and transaction approvals under section 203 of the Federal Power Act. Experience with cost-of-service ratemaking and regulatory accounting is also highly valued.
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
- Member in Good Standing of State Bar
- High School Grad / GED
- Juris Doctorate
- Bachelor's Degree
- Experience:5+ years
Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
Organization: NextEra Project Mgmt
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.
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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC