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Avangrid Senior Counsel in Albany, New York

The base salary range for this position is dependent upon experience and location, ranging from $149,141 to $186,427

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a unique opportunity to work in the Legal Department of a publicly-traded diversified energy company. AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $32 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates 7.1 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, with a presence in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,500 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, received a Climate Development Project climate score of “A-,” the top score received in the utilities sector, and has been recognized for two consecutive years by Ethical Boardroom as the North American utility with the “best corporate governance practices.” AVANGRID is headquartered in Orange, CT. We welcome you to visit our website for more information about our company (www.avangrid.com).

The successful candidate will be an integral member of a team providing legal counsel and support to Avangrid Networks’ utility subsidiaries in New York utilizing global best practices. This position will provide legal support and represent the Company principally on electric and gas utility state regulatory matters, including before the New York State Public Service Commission.

This position reports to the New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation General Counsel and is located in Albany or Rochester, New York. There are no direct reports to this position.

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide legal leadership and counsel on state regulatory proceedings and compliance filings, including drafting or review of filings and representing electric and gas utility companies (New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation) in proceedings before state regulatory agencies in New York.

  • Lead, oversee and provide legal advice in rate cases for New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation

  • Lead, oversee and provide legal advice in regulatory dockets, review compliance filings, draft protective orders, appear at hearing and technical conferences at state regulatory agencies in New York

  • Advise senior managers within the Company on topics of concern to the electric and gas utility businesses

  • Work alongside and become a trusted advisor to the business areas within the Company

  • Assist outside counsel in the Company’s defense of suits or claims and the preparation of the prosecution of the corporation’s claims against others

  • Prepare or review contracts, purchase agreements, leases, and other legal instruments to safeguard the Company’s interests

  • Perform research and prepare and draft necessary legal documents and correspondence; Monitor relevant regulatory proceedings

  • Analyze and organize documentary evidence and develop conclusions and make recommendations to business areas

  • Gather information for annual reporting on sustainability, litigation, penalties, regulatory dockets, etc.

  • Support the New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation General Counsel and other members of the legal team

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively orally or in writing to all levels of the organization

  • Strong negotiating skills with both legal and commercial issues

  • Ability to work at a fast pace and under deadlines

  • Ability to research key legal issues for the Companies and convey results in an effective, understandable manner

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization's legal and regulatory departments, across all businesses, and with regulatory agencies

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision

  • Ability to mentor other attorneys in the department and develop best practices for the utility regulatory work

Experience/Training:

Experience as an attorney with a law firm, regulatory agency or in-house position preferred with at least 5 years of practical legal experience as gas and/or electric regulatory counsel, preferably with experience in New York state regulatory matters

Bar Admission/Certifications: Admitted to practice in New York or able to waive in, or otherwise gain admission to the Bar of New York

Required Education: J.D. Degree

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Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our People and Organization department at careers@avangrid.com

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We are one of the main energy companies in the world, a leader in renewables, which champions the energy transition towards a low-emissions economy. We supply energy to nearly 100 million people in dozens of countries and develops its renewable, network and commercial activities in Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia and maintains markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others, as growth platforms.Do you want to be part of the energy of the future? Do not hesitate, join us!

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