Senior Corporate Counsel

esVolta, LP

Job Title

Senior Corporate Counsel

Location

Newport Beach, CA

Employment Basis

Full Time

Start Date

Company Overview

esVolta, LP is a leading developer, owner, and operator of utility-scale energy storage projects across North America. We are at the forefront of the fast-growing battery energy storage market, and our projects are helping to transition the nation’s electric grid to a cleaner and more reliable future. Our storage projects provide major utilities with a multitude of important services including reliable fast-ramping capacity, energy and ancillary grid services including renewable energy integration support.
esVolta is independently owned, and we are among the largest players in the US energy storage sector with a 15+ GWh pipeline and about 1.7 GWh of projects already in operation, construction, or advanced development under contract with utilities and other power buyers.

We are headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with employees in multiple regions across the U.S. Our diverse management team has many decades of experience in the renewable energy, utility, and independent power sectors.

Culture

At esVolta, every employee makes an impact to the company’s growth and profitability, every day. We have a fast-paced, high-performance and team-oriented culture. We value quality of life and flexibility for our employees and strive to help our team members achieve their career goals.

Apply here today to start an extraordinary career.

Position Overview

esVolta is an innovative industry leader in development, design, construction, financing, and management of utility scale energy storage projects. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced, and commercially minded Senior Corporate Counsel with extensive experience in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) matters to partner with the EPC  and Finance teams during the pre-construction phase through to commercial operation to negotiate financeable agreements, support risk mitigation measures and ensure compliance with existing financing agreement and investment tax credit eligibility requirements.

This position reports to the Deputy General Counsel.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with the EPC Team on strategic procurement initiatives, including framework agreement negotiations.
  • Provide construction law guidance and support best practices.
  • Identify and advise of risks and support risk mitigation measures.
  • Support ITC compliance and ensure compliance with financial covenants and company policy.
  • Resolve or manage legal disputes arising out of the EPC function.
  • Provide quality, timely legal advice to management for day-to-day matters and major ongoing projects.
  • Lead legal trainings for the EPC team.
  • Oversee the drafting of legal documents.
  • Work to establish professional relationships with key stakeholders within and outside the Company related to areas of subject matter expertise.
  • Manage outside counsel to maximize efficiency, including managing litigation matters through external litigation counsel.
  • Lead and/or serve on committees, special projects or other assignments as directed to further departmental goals.
  • Assist in developing and implementing company legal policies, processes, and standards related to the EPC function.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) from an accredited law school.
  • 10+ years of experience practicing law.
  • Licensed to practice law in California, New York, Texas, or licensed to practice in any state in   the US.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong leadership skills with a keen ability to lead others, including other employees in legal department.
  • Solid understanding of renewable energy/battery storage project implementation and standards.
  • Seasoned legal and business judgment.
  • Promotes collaboration and builds consensus.
  • Outstanding people skills, including an ability to maintain calm and effective exchanges by all parties during stressful situations executive level reporting that ensure timely action and decision making in time-pressured scenarios.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex matters simultaneously.
  • Proven effective negotiation skills.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative, attention to detail and accountability, and an ability to multi-task and work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Benefits

Compensation

The anticipated annual salary plus bonus range for this position is listed below. The actual salary and bonus offered will depend on the specific skills and experience of the selected candidate.

Title: Sr. Corporate CounselSalary: $210,000 – $220,000Bonus: 30%
Location
  • Flexible, option to work-from-home with periodic office visits for in-person engagement or to work from company offices in Newport Beach. For work-from-home option, must have a dedicated workspace and strong internet connectivity.
  • Requires ability to travel to company offices, project sites and business meetings as needed.