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 in regulatory proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and transactions involving clean energy policies, 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, including distributed energy and renewable/clean energy projects.
  • 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.
  • 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

 

Minimum: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in California
  • 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

    Desired:

  • Experience directly advising clients in the energy industry, including regulatory and transactional, and ability to provide a high level of client service.
  • Experience representing parties in administrative proceedings at the local, state or federal level, experience in negotiation and documentation of complex transactions, and/or experience or a first chair litigator of complex matters.
  • 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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