South Jersey Industries Attorney in United States

Basic Function: Handles legal, regulatory and corporate compliance matters for the non-utility subsidiaries of South Jersey Industries, Inc., including but not limited to those regulatory and other compliance matters regarding the retail supply of electricity and natural gas, the ownership and operation of renewable and other energy facilities, the wholesale trading of natural gas, trading environmental attributes, and financial derivative transactions, and assists with other various corporate legal matters as needed..


  • Juris Doctorate and strong academic record from a leading law school

  • Admitted to the State Bar of at least one of the following: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or New York

  • A minimum of 4-8 years of professional legal experience at a major law firm, in government practice and/or in a corporate environment with experience advising clients on regulatory compliance

  • Experience advising clients in the energy industry highly preferred

  • Practice before public utility commissions, ISO/RTOs and/or FERC preferred

  • Business acumen and excellent commercial judgment required

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills required

  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment required

Essential Functions:

  • Create and update regulatory compliance manuals.

  • Oversee the administration of relevant compliance software.

  • Address and resolve administrative and other regulatory matters that arise with state and federal governmental authorities, utilities and ISOs/RTOs.

  • Monitor changes and additions to regulatory requirements and inform business units of the same.

  • Prepare and/or oversee required reports and other required filings with state and federal governmental authorities.

  • Prepare comments and testimony in connection with regulatory and legislative proceedings.

  • Represent the non-utility businesses in external stakeholder meetings.

  • Provide legal services to non-utility companies, including, but not limited to:

  • interpretation, drafting and negotiation of general business contracts relating to the non-utility business.

  • Support for litigation matters including, but not limited to: interaction with outside counsel, preparing pleadings, attending depositions and trials, conducting investigations, reviewing, evaluating and resolving such litigation while minimizing adverse publicity and monetary exposure, maximizing recovery and preserving or encouraging harmony in ongoing business relationships with third parties.

  • Assists with internal training on legal issues in the form of written summaries or oral presentations.

  • Assists in providing legal services in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, drafting of definitive documents, organizing closings, and post-closing tasks.

  • Performs duties inherent in all supervisory, professional and administrative positions. Consistent with all positions in this classification, additional projects, tasks and/or duties beyond what is outlined here may be assigned, as required.

Explore the Possibilities

If you're looking to make an impact, South Jersey Industries is the perfect place. For interns, college graduates, or experienced professionals, at South Jersey Industries we look for enthusiastic, talented professionals at every level of our enterprise. From call center representatives with excellent people skills to engineers with the vision and expertise to design tomorrow’s energy infrastructure, we know that our people fuel our success. We take pride in recruiting the best talent available for every facet of our business. Explore the possibilities. You'll be sure to find an opportunity that piques your interest.

  • We are committed to developing and implementing innovative projects that increase energy efficiency and save clients money

  • We provide an opportunity to build a successful and rewarding career in a variety of functional business areas

  • We foster individual talents and abilities while promoting the value of teamwork

  • Our culture prepares you for a lifetime of learning and professional development

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, NJ, operates its business through two primary subsidiaries. South Jersey Gas, one of the nation's fastest growing natural gas utilities, delivers clean, efficient natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to over 365,000 customers in southern New Jersey. SJI's non-regulated businesses, under South Jersey Energy Solutions, promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by developing, owning and operating on-site energy production facilities ' including Combined Heat and Power, Solar, and District Heating and Cooling projects; acquiring and marketing natural gas and electricity for retail customers; providing wholesale commodity marketing and risk management services; and offering HVAC and other energy-efficiency related services. For more information about SJI and its subsidiaries, click here.