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Senior Counsel, In House Counsel

Company: National Grid
Location: Waltham
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Job ID 11546Location Waltham, MassachusettsOrganization Legal, Regulatory and ComplianceDepartment DGC COMML FINANCE M&A REAL ESTATE About us Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry. To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business. National Grid Ventures is hiring for our Legal Team and this position can be located in MA or NY. Job Purpose As Senior Counsel, you will be a member of the National Grid Ventures Legal Department and act as a lead attorney and business partner working alongside the senior management team. As part of the management team, you will develop and help execute upon the strategic and legal priorities for the business while advising on a broad range of matters to deliver best practice and ensure compliance of key commercial and contractual activities with regulatory requirements. You will be responsible for providing expert legal advice and guidance to clients regarding all aspects of project development, acquisition and disposition transactions, and a broad range of business matters in relation to our competitive business activities and corporate venture capital investments in relation to our technology and innovation group, National Grid Partners. Key Accountabilities Provide practical legal and business advice to Company personnel on commercial and corporate transactions, new business and investment opportunities, reporting, and compliance matters. Draft and negotiate commercial contracts with a broad range of counterparties including joint venture partners, project developers, vendors, and other business organizations. Understand and apply complex legal, market, political, and regulatory aspects of our business; utilize external peer group network to apply legal, market, and regulatory best practice within own area of specialization. Exercise a complex level of legal judgment. Identify significant corporate risks in business matters; work with assurance and business to develop appropriate mitigation measures. Contribute to the Company’s development and improvement of contract templates. Support corporate governance efforts, including drafting minutes, operating agreements and consents, registering and maintaining entities, and drafting corporate policies and procedures. Aid in developing and implementing legal strategies, solutions, and preventative practices with mid- and long-term corporate impact related to compliance. Design and implement process improvements, including contract management and approval procedures. Monitor and maintain current knowledge of industry trends in legal and compliance matters relating to the energy and innovative technology industries. Pursue ongoing professional development in order to maintain current knowledge on such best practices. Qualifications B.S. or B.A. and Juris Doctor Degree. State bar membership (MA or NY preferred). Minimum of 7 years relevant experience with preference for top-tier law firm and/or transferable in-house experience. Strong experience providing counsel in areas of commercial contracts and corporate transactions is required. Experience in renewable energy project development, project finance and/or real estate and land development is a plus. Excellent commercial judgment along with strong written and oral communication skills. Attention to detail and a willingness to roll up his/her sleeves to dive into the facts and come up with creative solutions. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet competing deadlines, and work both independently and on teams. Familiarity and experience working with rapidly growing technology companies. Willingness to think outside of the box to provide business-oriented solutions on complex matters. Experience in dealing with complex, high value matters and/or in the delivery of large-scale projects in a regulated environment either in the energy sector or another sector raising comparable issues. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, capable of leading teams and influencing stakeholders at senior levels and gaining support and commitment from a broad group. Experience of effectively managing relationships with team members and stakeholders and working collaboratively to deliver solutions. Demonstrate a strong commitment to National Grid’s corporate values, including the advancement of inclusion and diversity principles. More Information This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience. National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Keywords: National Grid, Waltham , Senior Counsel, In House Counsel, Other , Waltham, Massachusetts

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