PPL Corporation Associate Counsel in New York, New York



Associate Counsel

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist business teams such as Asset Management, Procurement, Sales & Marketing, and Business Development in drafting clear and concise technical documents such as Requests for Proposals (RFP), and other contract documents with timely delivery

  • Structure and negotiate equipment supply, EPC, O&M, lease, power purchase, performance guarantee and warranty agreements with commercial customers for solar, energy storage and solar + storage projects

  • Review and help prepare responses to requests for proposals and other competitive tenders

  • Provide a first level review of various contracts, agreements and other legal documents, preparing redline comments to review with General Counsel

  • Review and negotiate nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements with vendors and business partners, elevating complicated issues to the General Counsel

  • Work with the General Counsel to ensure quality, clarity and consistency across all legal documentation

  • On a limited basis, conduct legal research on various legal topics to create memorandum with recommendations and summarize findings to review with the General Counsel

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Position Summary:

Safari Energy has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative, highly-energetic and results-driven professional to join our team! As an important contributor within a fast-paced, early stage company environment, this hands-on position requires a high attention to detail, superior communication skills, and the ability to work within a cross-functional team of professionals. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an entrepreneurial passion for renewable energy development and a desire to work with clients to transform the way they procure energy.

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Associate Counsel will assist in delivering first class legal support to the various business units of Safari Energy. The ability to work both independently and provide team leadership and mentorship are critical, as well as the desire and innovative mind set to operate as an important contributor within a fast-pace, early stage company environment.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Recruiting Location:

NY-New York

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor

  • A current licence to practice in one or more US jurisdictions

  • A minimum of 5 years in-house experience focusing specifically on Project Finance at a company, preferably in the energy industry

  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts including PPA and EPC Contracts, and/or Sale-Lease-Backs, Partnerships Flips, and Operating Leases

  • A team player with the ability to proactively identify problems, drive projects, make complex cost/benefit assessments, and identify pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions

  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively and to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced, challenging environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to quickly and effectively communicate with people at all levels of the organization

  • Excellent negotiation and communications skills

  • Administrative and managerial skills

  • Analytical ability and strong attention to detail

  • Proven ability to quickly and accurately solve problems and come up with value added solutions

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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Corporate Summary:

Founded in 2008, Safari Energy is a leading partner for large commercial property owners and tenants to optimize returns and reduce costs through solar power deployment. Safari Energy has delivered more than 200 solar energy projects from New York to Hawaii unlocking economic value for its clients. Safari Energy is the #1 provider of solar services to real estate investment trusts in the U.S. In 2018, Safari Energy joined the PPL Corporation, a Fortune 500 international utility company (NYSE: PPL). As part of one of the world’s largest energy companies, Safari Energy is leading the growth of distributed energy resources, including energy storage and supporting PPL’s role in shaping the future energy grid.