SDG&E seeks an outstanding and highly experienced attorney to join the Commercial Law Department in the General Counsel’s Office at SDG&E’s headquarters in San Diego. This attorney will provide legal services to support a wide range of commercial and corporate activities of the company. This includes drafting and negotiation of contracts for large construction projects, procurement of major equipment, energy transactions (renewables, energy storage, electric vehicle infrastructure, emerging energy technologies), and legal counseling on a wide range of legal topics to all SDG&E business units. This attorney will also manage outside counsel as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide comprehensive legal counseling to SDG&E businesspersons at all levels of the company, including contract agents, managers, directors, and executives.
Draft and negotiate complex contracts in a wide variety of contexts.
Interact regularly and effectively with businesspersons at all levels of the company to understand the client’s goals and help them to achieve those goals in a compliant and lawful manner.
Collaborate with company lawyers in the Commercial Law Department and in other practice areas (Regulatory, Litigation, Environmental/Real Estate) to solve complex legal problems.
Manage outside counsel as needed.
Ensure that Law Department management and business unit leadership stay informed regarding matters assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Bachelor's Degree Required
JD (Juris Doctor) from a nationally recognized accredited law school. Required
Requires 8 or more years of relevant experience, including “first chair” of complex transactional matters.
Requires experience at a well-established top tier law firm and/or in-house counsel in a corporate law department.
Experience in and understanding of the energy and regulated utility industry is desirable.
Skills and Abilities
Independently lead complex legal matters.
Ingenuity and analytical ability.
Maturity of judgment.
Clear, concise communicator, both orally and in writing.
Tact and diplomacy.
Licenses and Certifications
Admission to the California Bar, and a member in good standing, or eligible to practice as California Registered in-house counsel under California Rules of Court 9.46. Required
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).
Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits on our career website.
Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion on our website.
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