Managing Counsel, Energy Products


Job Title

Managing Counsel, Energy Products


Fremont, CA; Austin, TX; or Washington, D.C.

Employment Basis

Full Time

Start Date

Tesla is looking for a Managing Counsel, Energy Products, based in our CA, TX or DC offices to support the growth of our global energy business.  Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, Energy, you will focus on our residential, commercial & industrial and utility-scale solar and energy storage business in the US.  You will also assist the business with international transactions in our core EMEA and APAC markets, our expansion into emerging markets, and the sale of our residential products (Solar, Powerwall and Solar Roof).

Our ideal candidate would have a big-firm background in (energy-focused) project finance or construction and be passionate about accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy.  This is a great opportunity for a pro-active and entrepreneurial lawyer to work at a fast growing and dynamic company.

Position Overview


  • Provide advice on a wide variety of strategic, regulatory and transactional matters for the Energy business in the US, including commercial and consumer matters.
  • Structure and negotiate equipment supply, EPC, O&M, lease, power purchase, performance guarantee and warranty agreements for solar, energy storage and solar + storage projects (both utility scale and behind-the-meter), support mergers & acquisitions transactions and have a good familiarity with financing-related matters.
  • Review and help prepare responses to requests for proposals and other competitive tenders.
  • Advise on the sale, installation and maintenance of Powerwall, Powerpack, Megapack, Solar and Solar Roof, both direct to consumers and through channel partnerships.
  • Support solar and energy storage transactions in our core APAC and EMEA markets and advise on new market entry and new product launches for the Energy Products business around the world.
  • Prepare and maintain Energy contract forms.
  • Liaise with colleagues in APAC and EMEA to ensure consistency of contracts and risk allocation across the global Energy business.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Excellent academic credentials, preferably with a J.D. from a top-ranked law school.
  • A current licence to practice in one or more US jurisdictions.
  • A minimum of 12 years’ practice experience at a well-regarded law firm, with in-house experience at a company in the energy industry strongly preferred.
  • Experience structuring and leading negotiation of large transactions in energy, construction, project finance or a related practice area, with a preference for renewable energy experience.
  • A team player with the ability to proactively identify problems, drive projects, make complex cost/benefit assessments, and identify pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively and to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
  • A quick and flexible learner, intellectually curious, open-minded, adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity and risk, and excited by dynamic change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to quickly earn the confidence of your colleagues and effectively communicate with people at all levels of the organization.
  • High standards, impeccable integrity and ethics, unquestionable good judgment, well-honed analytical skills, superior oral and written communications skills.


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.