Entergy Counsel or Sr. Counsel in Washington, District Of Columbia

Date: Aug 9, 2017

Location: Washington, DC, US

Company: Entergy

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Job Function :Legal

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1.00

Req ID: 72923

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

At Entergy (NYSE: ETR), we power life. More than 100 years ago, our founder Harvey Couch started this company with a handshake, some sawdust and a vision. Couch wanted to bring safe, affordable, reliable energy to the Middle South – energy that would power the lives of people and communities. Today, Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. We own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. The 13,000 men and women of Entergy deliver electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, generating annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion. Entergy Corporation is a Fortune-300 company that has won numerous awards for safety, diversity, and social responsibility. Selected awards include:

  • Corporate Responsibility Magazine - 100 Best Corporate Citizens (2017). This is the eighth time Entergy has been included on CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.

  • Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (2017). This is the 15th consecutive year Entergy has been included on either the World or North America index or both.

  • Black Enterprise Magazine - Best Companies for Diversity (2016, 2015)

  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council - America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (2016, 2015)

  • Corporate Pro Bono Organization - Pro Bono Partner Award (2016)

  • Corporate Counsel Magazine - List of Best Legal Departments (2014)

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is an attorney position with the Federal Energy Regulatory Affairs section of the Legal Department of Entergy Services, Inc. Federal Energy Regulatory Affairs is responsible for providing legal and regulatory services to the electric utility, generation, and power marketing affiliates of Entergy Corporation. The practice of this attorney will concentrate on regulatory, litigation, and policy matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Areas of focus will include: transactions subject to Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, rate filings under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act, wholesale power markets and regional transmission organizations, compliance with FERC regulatory requirements and NERC reliability standards, and regulatory litigation. Depending on level of experience, the attorney will assume lead responsibility for various matters and/or assist the Company’s other in-house regulatory attorneys on various matters. Among other duties, the attorney will participate in developing legal and strategic advice regarding key business initiatives, implementing these initiatives through FERC proceedings and interactions with FERC Staff, litigating various matters before FERC and appellate courts, advising officers and management on FERC-related matters, and managing internal project teams and outside counsel. This position may be filled as a Counsel or Senior Counsel position depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Requirements-Education:

A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school is required.

Minimum Requirements-Experience:

A minimum of three (3) years of legal experience involving FERC regulation of the electric industry is mandatory.

Preferred-Experience: Three (3) to eight (8) years of legal experience involving FERC regulation of the electric utility industry is preferred. A combination of FERC-related experience and federal/state court litigation or state ratemaking experience may also be considered, provided that such experience is focused on the electric utility industry. Experience with compliance and enforcement matters, including NERC reliability standards, is highly desired.

Minimum Requirements-Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

License in good standing in a state with a mandatory license requirement

Strong academic record or equivalent practice record

In-depth knowledge of, and experience with, the electric utility industry

Excellent writing and communication skills

Ability to work independently

Ability to quickly learn applicable law in a broad range of areas

Strong negotiating skills and the ability to think creatively, strategically, and tactically

Good computer research skills

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

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