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The Counsel will be responsible for providing legal support on a wide variety of transactional matters for Sempra Energy’s LNG and U.S. natural gas and renewables businesses. The transactional matters include the acquisition, development, construction and financing of major LNG, natural gas and renewables infrastructure projects, and the drafting and negotiating of documents with respect to such transactions, focusing on project acquisition, development and financing.
Accountabilities (The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all expectations.):
Assist in structuring, negotiating and documenting a variety of complex and ordinary course energy infrastructure transactions, including recourse and non-recourse financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, project development agreements, commercial contracts and other business arrangements.
Coordinate, implement and monitor legal services to the Business Units to facilitate and achieve Business Unit objectives, including working closely with internal and external counsel, along with the senior managers of the Business Units.
Assist in reporting internally to the Law Department management and/or Business Unit General/Chief Counsel.
Requires a Bachelor's degree and J.D. or L.L.B. from an accredited law school.
Member in good standing of a US State Bar, with a preference for CA, NY or TX.
At least 4 years of post-qualification experience, with the demonstrated experience in project development and finance and project acquisitions.
Project development experience in the energy industry is preferred.
Experience with a well-established law firm with an international project development and finance practice.
Able to analyze complex business situations and develop recommendations which meet the company’s legal and business needs.
Ability to prioritize conflicting demands from multiple business clients in a fast paced environment while paying attention to detail.
Proven communication, and interpersonal skills, ability to work well independently and in a team setting.
Ability to interface effectively with all levels of a complex organization; ability to build excellent working relationships within multiple working groups.
Ability to travel.
Ability to relocate to San Diego.
Spanish language skills are not required but are desirable.
The energy industry continues to evolve and at Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, we prepare for tomorrow’s challenges by collaborating with our partners and the communities in which we operate to develop innovative clean energy solutions.Our experienced team has proven capabilities in the development, design, construction, and operation of renewable energy and natural gas infrastructure. We bring that expe...rtise to all of our projects and collaborate closely with our partners. Our commitment to listening and finding the right solution coupled with our values-based dedication to local communities, the environment, and safety ensures that we responsibly deliver clean energy solutions every time.