PG&E Corporation

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 Senior 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 Energy Policy and Procurement and Corporate Strategy groups, including assisting in regulatory proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the California Energy Commission (CEC) and transactions involving hydroelectric licensing and compliance, including work with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act, Federal Power Act and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as renewable energy, energy storage, distributed generation, micro-grids, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, greenhouse gas emissions reduction policy and emerging energy products and related projects.

Job Responsibilities:

Represent PG&E in regulatory proceedings, including hydro licensing and compliance matters, before FERC and the CPUC, 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.
Research, review, interpret, and draft project documents for transactions involving the sale or purchase of power, generation resources and related 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.
Manage and coordinate outside counsel handling specific proceedings or 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- 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.

Background Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree
J.D. from an accredited law school
Licensed to practice law in California[or Registered In-House Counsel]
12 years of experience, which may include other industry experience relevant to the position, of which at least 6 years should be as an attorney
Deep knowledge and experience with FERC hydro licensing and compliance matters, including environmental reviews under NEPA and CEQA.
Experience directly managing Clean Water Act 401 State Water Qualify certifications and Forest Service Section 4(e) conditions.
Experience working with Independent System Operators on transmission-related and other projects.
Experience directly advising clients in the energy industry, including regulatory and transactional, and ability to provide a high client service level.
Ability to represent PG&E as a lead counsel in proceedings before regulatory bodies.
Competence in drafting and negotiating commercial transactional agreements.
Capable of working independently and as a team member.
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.

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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