Avangrid Counsel in Portland, Maine
Company: AVANGRID SERVICE COMPANY
Portland, ME, US Orange, CT, US Augusta, ME, US Boston, MA, US WA, US NY, US
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 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 more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)
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.” The successful candidate will be an integral member of a team providing legal counsel and support to Avangrid Networks. This position will provide legal support and represent the Avangrid Networks utility companies (electric and gas) principally on matters involving the New England ISO and electric transmission matters generally, as well as support other areas of Avangrid Networks’ businesses, including real estate issues, and other business legal needs that arise. This position reports to the Deputy General Counsel for Avangrid Networks who is located in Portland and Augusta Maine. There are no direct reports to this position.
Provide legal leadership and counsel on Maine and ISO-NE regulatory matters, including drafting or reviewing of filings and representing the Company in proceedings before the Maine Public Utilities Commission and other regulatory bodies as necessary; communicate and coordinate internally on various topics; Contribute to the development of the company strategy for regulatory work, including updates to and coordination with business clients;; Work alongside and become a trusted advisor to the Deputy General Counsel and the business areas within the Company; Monitor relevant federal and state regulatory proceedings; Support the Deputy General Counsel.
Skills and Requirements
Skills/Abilities : Strong legal research and writing skills; strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to all levels of the organization and to regulators, An understanding of utility regulatory practice and issues, stakeholder process and electric distribution matters generally, Strong negotiating skills on both legal and commercial issues, An ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization's legal department and across all AVANGRID businesses and with regulatory agencies, An ability to work collaboratively and be a participating member of a team.
Experience/Training : Two to seven years of experience as an attorney with a law firm or in-house position, practicing in utility law or related energy work. Familiarity with development of energy infrastructure and interconnection standards is additionally would be nice to have. Bar Admission/Certifications: Admitted to practice in Maine, or able to waive in. Required Education: J.D. degree. The position is located in Maine with offices in Portland or Augusta. It offers options to work remotely or hybrid. Relocation support is offered.
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Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables
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