SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.
The successful candidate will provide legal guidance and advice that shapes strategic decision-making in the ever-changing electric industry. The candidate’s knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations will be key in shaping the company’s policies in light of evolving business needs and industry trends.
Seeking an individual with a demonstrated interest and experience in environmental law, with additional experience in drafting and negotiating commercial/contracts a plus. Ability to prioritize and efficiently handle multiple matters and issues simultaneously while keeping management informed is required. Excellent research and verbal and written communication skills also are required. The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of increasing responsibility in environmental compliance and permitting across all areas of environmental practice. Experience in negotiating and drafting agreements and in the energy industry a plus.
Provide legal advice to internal clients and executive management on environmental compliance, permitting and enforcement under federal, state and local environmental laws relating to air, waste, water quality, and natural resources.
Proactively identify regulations and other legal developments affecting SRP operations, identify risks to the company, and advise management on an appropriate response.
Review proposed rules and, with internal technical team, draft comments for submittal to regulatory agencies on behalf of SRP.
Interact professionally with and effectively represent SRP before regulatory agencies, administrative bodies, internal and external customers, legal counsel, and other stakeholders.
Working with internal clients and outside counsel as appropriate, manage environmental litigation and enforcement proceedings.
Draft, review and negotiate consent decrees or other agreements with regulatory agencies.
The duties listed above provide an overview of potential responsibilities and do not reflect an exhaustive list of potential activities.
Attorney III requires a minimum of 5 years of experience
Attorney IV requires a minimum of 8 years of experience
Attorney Sr. requires a minimum of 12 years of experience
Corporate Attorney or experience related to the assignment.
This practice requires:
Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate, current law license (admitted to practice in Arizona helpful but not required initially), and at least 5 years of experience focused on general environmental legal issues in a law firm, corporate, or governmental setting. Candidates should have general knowledge of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, and analogous state and local laws and regulations. Knowledge of CERCLA, NEPA and ESA also helpful.
Although admission to Arizona bar is not required for hiring, candidate will be required to attain Arizona State Bar admission within one year. Bar membership in good standing is required.
Completion of a Juris Doctor (JD ) from an accredited institution.
Requisition ID: 7727
All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.
Why Work at SRP
SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:
• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance