Unique opportunity to join a diverse, fast-paced and challenging in-house legal department and serve as a principal day-to-day development attorney for the Western Region team, responsible for over 20 power plant facilities in California, Oregon and Arizona.
Broad legal experience preferred, with energy, real estate, construction or environmental experience a plus. Will advise on construction, real property, tax, commercial, regional, state, and local regulatory, environmental and corporate issues. Will draft, review and provide advice for project development agreements including, letters of intent, EPC Agreements, real estate documents, balance of plant agreements, major equipment procurement agreements, operations and maintenance agreements and service agreements.
Will advise and coordinate with local counsel on permitting applications and other permitting matters. Required to have or develop familiarity but not primary responsibility for regulatory matters associated with these development projects.
Negotiate, handle and analyze EPC agreements, major equipment procurement agreements, power purchase agreements, fuel supply/storage/transport agreements, electric transmission, power/fuel/ facility interconnection and other construction agreements, real property matters, tax matters, CEC, CPUC, CAISO and regional market design issues and other commercial arrangements required by operations and development teams. Oversee financing compliance, environmental compliance and regulatory proceedings, challenges and audits and litigation matters arising from time to time.
Assist project teams in interpreting and using legal/contractual obligations to manage project costs and schedule.
Review and advise on permit and environmental issues.
Assist on structuring and closing construction and tax equity financing transactions, including due diligence, transaction documentation, regulatory approvals.
Assist with creating and dissolving joint ventures, equity purchase transactions and other mergers and acquisition transactions.
Manage outside counsel to maximize benefit and minimize costs.
Excellent opportunity to be part of the sophisticated, creative and congenial Western Region development team supporting the largest independent power producer with one of the youngest and cleanest power operations fleets in the U.S.