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Energy, General Commercial/Contracts, Transactions
Primary Purpose: The Senior Counsel will develop, coordinate, supervise and administer the provision of complex legal services for the Sempra LNG & Midstream business unit under the direction of the Assistant General Counsel and in conjunction with managers of various commercial areas. Work includes: LNG sales and purchases, LNG ship procurement, as well as the development, acquisition, financing, and execution of large-scale LNG and natural gas projects.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Provide legal support for the structuring, negotiation and documentation of LNG sale and purchase transactions, including shipping arrangements. • Provide legal support for the structuring, negotiation and documentation of a variety of complex and ordinary course transactions for the Sempra LNG & Midstream business unit, including greenfield project development, project acquisitions, recourse and non-recourse financings, joint ventures, commercial contracts, and other business arrangements. • Coordinate, implement and monitor legal services in connection with specific projects that are undertaken by Sempra LNG & Midstream and to otherwise facilitate and achieve the business units’ objectives, including working closely with internal and external counsel, along with the senior managers within Sempra LNG & Midstream and Sempra Energy. • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Education: • Bachelor's degree and J.D. (or international equivalent) from an accredited law school
Experience: • 7+ years of post-qualification experience, with demonstrated experience in either (i) LNG and natural gas sales and purchases or (ii) complex, large-scale project development and finance in the energy industry. • 7+ years experience in a well-established law firm or corporate legal department with an LNG and natural gas sales and marketing or a project development and finance practice.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: • 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, including periods in which travel may be 40% of time • Ability to relocate to San Diego and practice law in a California corporate legal department
Licenses: • Member in good standing of a U.S State Bar (with a preference for CA, NY or TX). International qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 18-2251
About Sempra LNG&M
Sempra LNG&M (www.SempraLNGM.com) leads Sempra Energy’s efforts to develop and build liquefied natural gas (LNG) receipt terminals, liquefaction facilities and midstream natural gas infrastructure in North America and is active in the sale of LNG worldwide.
To learn more about Sempra LNG & Midstream, our projects in development and exciting career opportunities, visit: www.SempraLNGM.com