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Capital Power Corporation is currently seeking an innovative and results-oriented individual to join our Associate General Counsel team.
Reporting to the Senior Counsel, Project Development, the US Legal Counsel is responsible for performing legal work and providing legal advice in areas of corporate, commercial and regulatory law.
Prepares, reviews and negotiates the terms of moderate to highly complex general and diverse types of commercial agreements, often in collaboration with diverse cross-functional teams.
Project and task-specific response times typically vary from immediately to six months or longer.
Develops and maintains self-help tools for internal business partners pertaining to such matters as standard form contracts, contract playbooks, letters of intent and non-disclosure agreements.
Ensures the delivery of optimal results against appropriate performance metrics.
Where appropriate, engages external legal counsel and manages external legal to ensure work is completed on a cost-effective basis and delivers a high-quality work product.
Identifies budget requirements of legal counsel expertise and support (including all required internal and external subject matter expert resources) and monitors compliance with budgets.
Works closely with internal business partners to establish processes and tools to deliver targeted education with goal of limiting company risk.
Analyzes and identifies issues impacting operational performance and establishes initiatives for continuous improvement, to ensure legal services provided to internal business partners align with the needs and business plans of these groups.
Develops, implements, and reviews corporate and commercial operational processes to ensure compliance with company policies, standards, regulatory requirements and to ensure mitigation of risks.
Builds and maintains excellent working relationships across various departments/functions.
Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with external contacts; maintains memberships in professional and industry associations.
Coaches and provides input into performance of Manager, Documentation and Documents Analyst.
JD or LLB Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution and member in good standing of a state bar of the United States, preferably Massachusetts or Washington D.C.
5 to 7 years post-admission work experience practicing commercial transaction, regulatory, M&A, project finance and environmental law relating to the energy industry, ideally within the electricity generation industry. Candidates with an oil and gas industry background would also be considered.
Demonstrated experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts related to commercial services, such as consulting, engineering and professional services contracts.
Experience with energy related commercial transactions such as turbine procurement, EPC contracts, LTSA/Service & Maintenance Agreements, and interconnection agreements.
Experience with power purchase agreements, tolling, hedges, and other offtake agreements.
M&A, and project finance experience preferred.
Fundamental understanding of project financing critical.
Tax equity financing experience a plus.
Experience with real estate leaseholds, easements, and fee purchase agreements beneficial.
Experience with state and federal energy regulatory work relevant to operation of EWG/QF and merchant generation assets necessary.
Familiarity with the U.S. wholesale electricity and natural gas markets, including generally how those markets are organized and regulated.
Fluency in types of transactions in U.S. wholesale electricity markets.
Familiarity with regulatory proceedings for siting and development of electricity generation projects.
Familiarity with permitting and environmental (air, water, takings, land use) matters related to energy projects.
Energy Commodities & Derivatives:
Experience negotiating industry standard forms of agreements used for transacting energy derivatives, including the ISDA Master Agreement, the EEI Master Power Purchase and Sale Agreement, and the NAESB Base Contract.
Experience working closely with credit and trading business team members in completing energy derivative transactions.
Experience in purchase and sale transactions for environmental commodities (renewable energy certificates, carbon allowances, carbon credits and offsets).
Ideally, familiarity with California’s Cap & Trade Regulations and experience interacting with the California Air Resources Board.
Ideally, experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating transactions for the purchase and sale of California Carbon Instruments and/or instruments of Western Climate Initiative linked jurisdictions of California and Quebec.
Some travel required.
To apply on posting please go to www.capitalpowerjobs.com and look for posting IRC6134.
Internal Number: IRC6134
About Capital Power Corporation
Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is a growth-oriented North American power producer headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops, acquires, operates and optimizes power generation from a variety of energy sources.Capital Power owns approximately 4,500 megawatts of power generation capacity at 24 facilities and is pursuing contracted generation capacity throughout North America.