Job Category : Legal

Job Level : Attorney

Business Unit: General Counsel

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

The Law Department provides timely, efficient and business-focused legal services to the company. The Law Department’s substantive legal activities fall in three categories: Litigation, Regulatory, Transactions and Corporate Services. The Strategy & Policy team provides both regulatory and transactional support to clients across a broad spectrum of matters.

 

Position Summary

The Counsel Attorney will report to the Managing Counsel for Strategy & Policy and will be responsible for providing legal support as well as advice and counsel to Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Strategy & Policy Department, including assisting in regulatory proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and transactions involving renewable energy, energy storage, distributed generation, micro-grids, hydroelectric licensing and compliance, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, greenhouse gas emissions reduction policy and emerging energy products and related projects..

 

Job Responsibilities

• Represent PG&E in regulatory proceedings before the CPUC and FERC, including hearings, workshops, written submissions, and filings. Research and draft pleadings for submission to regulatory bodies in respective proceedings. Develop and implement regulatory strategy as part of team that includes regulatory affairs and client representatives from policy and operations organizations.

• Provide advice and counsel to management and project teams on legal and regulatory issues and strategy. Consult with other attorneys in the Law Department regarding key business and legal issues.

• Support project teams to prepare and issue requests for offers for energy and related products in emerging and established California energy programs.

• Research, review, interpret, and draft project documents for transactions involving the sale or purchase of power, assets, and environmental attributes with project teams.

• Support contract management teams with identified legal issues in connection with operating projects and assist contract management and litigation team members with complex commercial disputes and other dispute resolution processes with general guidance.

• Under supervision, manage and coordinate outside counsel handling specific proceedings or issues.

 

     

    Qualifications

    Minimum:

    •           Bachelor’s degree

    •           J.D. from an accredited law school

    •           Licensed to practice law in California

    •           8 years of experience, which may include other industry experience relevant to the position

    •           Experience as Attorney, 2 years

     

    Desired

    •           Experience advising clients in the energy industry, including regulatory and transactional.

    •           Ability to represent PG&E in proceedings before regulatory bodies.

    •           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.

    Our Mission

    To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

    Our Vision

    With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climate change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

    Our Culture

    We put safety first.
    We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
    We are here to serve our customers.
    We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
    We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
    We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

    Company
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

    More About Our Company

    EEO
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

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