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AES Associate General Counsel, Corporate Securities in Dayton, Ohio

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Associate General Counsel – Corporate and Commercial Transactions

Legal Department

The AES Corporation – US Utilities and Generation Businesses

The AES Corporation (AES) is a Fortune 500 global energy company with approximately 8,000 employees and $11 billion in revenue, and with a mission of accelerating the future of energy, together. We're improving lives by delivering the greener, smarter energy solutions the world needs. We are the #1 renewable energy partner to corporations globally, and our diverse workforce is committed to continuous innovation and operational excellence, while partnering with our customers on their strategic energy transitions and continuing to meet their energy needs today. We are also a GPTW Company!

AES seeks an attorney with significant corporate transactional and commercial contracting experience for its U.S. Utilities and Generation Business Unit (US SBU), which includes electric utility companies and generation businesses in the U.S.

The US SBU is an important part of AES’ mission of accelerating the future of energy together, leading energy transitions with major smart grid implementations and replacement generation initiatives that are integrating renewable resources at our US Utilities with over 1 million customers. The position reports to the US SBU General Counsel and provides legal transaction and ongoing support for domestic acquisition, divestiture, project development and financing transactions and initiatives, as well as drafting, negotiating and reviewing energy sales, hedging, fuel supply and other commercial contracts. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the internal legal efforts, including managing outside counsel, and directly advising business units on these matters.

Must have experience leading complex transactions and handling complex contracts.

Office location is in Dayton, Ohio or Indianapolis, IN, and the company is currently using hybrid remote working.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing legal efforts for domestic acquisitions, divestitures, project development, and financing transactions and other initiatives

  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing commercial agreements, with a preference for experience with EPC, Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), and other energy related contracts.

  • Assist in other matters where needed

Desired Experience and Attributes

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in at least one state.

  • 6 to 10 years of relevant experience at a large law firm or comparable in-house corporate environment with a sophisticated corporate practice.

  • Energy sector experience preferred.

  • Smart, decisive, organized, methodical, biased toward action.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with multiple internal group members in different functions and businesses.

  • Independent, self-driven personality capable of carrying out broad legal assignments with minimal supervision and to communicate well with employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Requires the ability to manage time very well, to quickly adapt to changing schedules and work assignments. Some travel required.

  • Superior judgment and discretion.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and consulting abilities.

  • Exceptional and demonstrated attention to detail

  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

Accelerating the future of energy, together

Our people are our energy and have transformed AES into the type of energy company that the world needs today and in the future. Coming from all walks of life, our people share a passion for improving lives by advancing the energy sector through innovation, collaboration and action.

We are working in an industry that requires new thinking and ways of working together to create solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable, not just one or the other.

We are looking for passionate people to join us in our mission to accelerate the future of energy.

Are you ready to join us?