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Senior Attorney

Houston TX

This Senior Attorney position will be primarily responsible for providing legal support to ENGIE North America’s (ENA) Renewables organization (ENA-Renewables) in connection with the development, operation, maintenance and optimization of wind, solar, energy storage and other renewable assets in the United States. Responsibilities will also include related financing and partnership management matters; assistance in overall compliance with federal, state and/or local laws and regulations; occasional assistance with dispute or litigation management; and such other transactional and contractual matters for ENA and its subsidiaries as may be required from time to time. By necessity, this is a “generalist” position.


What you’ll do:

Develops and executes comprehensive legal strategies and solutions to lawfully facilitate ENA’s and its affiliates’ commercial objectives while mitigating any associated legal risks.

Provides legal support and advice to the ENA-Renewables team in connection with complex energy services and energy infrastructure projects.

Drafts and negotiates various project-related contracts, including, by way of example:

operations and maintenance agreements

administrative services agreements

power purchase agreements

energy services agreements

commodity management agreements

joint venture, acquisition, or divestiture agreements

turbine services agreements

unanimous shareholders agreements / partnership agreements

real estate agreements, i.e., real property leases

financing agreements

Works to establish trust and cooperation with all members of ENA-Renewables organization. Adopts and promotes a “team” approach.

Manages a substantial and varied caseload of projects

Prepares and obtains internal and partner approvals and authorizations, including by preparation of legal risk memos and participation in project or investment review meetings.

Attend board and partner meetings.

Performs and coordinates legal due diligence, evaluation and risk analysis of transactions.

Provides legal support to ENA-Renewables in all aspects of corporate governance and entity formation and dissolution activities.

On occasion, supports ENA and its affiliates on matters not involving ENA-Renewables, as required to support the ENA legal function generally.

Works with and oversees outside counsel as necessary, working to ensure efficient and cost-effective use of such resources.

Complies with and supports the ethics, compliance and other applicable policies and procedures of ENGIE S.A. and its subsidiaries and works cooperatively with the personnel charged with implementing and monitoring same.

Carries out other duties as assigned.



What you bring:

JD from an ABA accredited law school required

Must be licensed to practice law in one of the fifty (50) United States.

Must have at least 10+ years energy transactional experience, preferably with substantive experience in the electric power and utility services area, involving a variety of

Superior written and verbal communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Strong commitment to professional/ethical standards

Ability to support multiple complex assignments and adapt to changing priorities and demanding deadlines

Confident, and able to quickly absorb and learn new topics

Ability to take initiative and function independently

Superior decision-making skills

Ability to work effectively as part of a team generation technologies.



ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon transition, we’re leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient and more accessible to everyone.

Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy! ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future. Are you up for the challenge?



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We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.


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Posted December 29, 2020

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