Georgia Power, a leading company in the energy industry, is offering an attractive opportunity for an environmental attorney in our Atlanta office. This position will provide legal support and direction for the Company on an array of environmental matters. This includes partnering with the company’s legal, environmental, natural resources, transmission, distribution, generation and other business units to develop the company’s legal strategy and response. The successful candidate will work with outside counsel and employees at all levels within the company to provide advice and guidance. Candidate must have a comprehensive background in environmental law and possess exceptional judgment. The Georgia Power legal team consists of a strong team of legal professionals who serve to advance the company’s strategy while addressing legal risks to protect the integrity and reputation of the company.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide day-to-day advice and strategic planning on environmental legal matters.
Assist with management of the legal budget and coordinate delivery of legal services from outside counsel.
Strong focus on inclusion, innovative thinking, and providing excellent customer service.
Identify opportunities to improve legal processes and operations.
Provide oversight of federal and state litigation on environmental matters.
Assist in handling regulatory and compliance matters.
Participate on committees developing environmental legal policy and strategy.
Effectively establish and maintain relationships with internal business partners and outside legal counsel.
Job Experience and Education:
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in environmental law in a large, nationally recognized law firm, corporate legal department, or governmental agency.
Experience dealing with regulatory agencies is required.
Experience in litigation is required.
JD from an accredited law school is required.
Experience dealing with energy industry issues is strongly preferred.
Experience leading cross-functional teams is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Attributes:
Known for having high ethical standards and behaviors.
Strong initiative, self-motivated and track record of using sound judgment to deliver quality business results.
Proven ability to foster business process improvements.
Excellent written and verbal communication, negotiation and presentation skills.
Strong legal research, writing and analytical skills required.
A team leader and team player with proven leadership competencies.
Ability to establish and build relationships with internal and external partners to maximize effectiveness.
Ability to quickly assess risks and communicate complex information in a simple and timely manner.
Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.
Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average. With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).