Location: San Francisco 

Under direction of the General Counsel, the Senior Legal Counsel will be responsible for a broad spectrum of internal and external legal issues and initiatives including, but not limited to, legal aspects of project development, financings, construction and operations of large renewable energy facilities, debt and equity financings, M&A, strategic alliances and joint ventures and compliance matters. They will also work to ensure that Brightmark is in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, while ensuring that all transactions and processes are effectively administered throughout the Company and represent “best practices” within the industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic counsel, oversight and sophisticated judgment with regard to legal issues facing the Company, advising Brightmark on the legal and regulatory risks of possible business decisions
  • Draft and negotiate both simple and complex commercial contracts, including, but not limited to, NDAs, LOIs, consulting agreements, PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements), EPC agreements, site leases, procurement and sale contracts
  • Responsible for working on legal aspects of the Company’s transactional matters with its business partners, including areas of development, real estate, title work, supply agreements, procurement, construction, and operations
  • Work with finance team to structure, negotiate and execute equity and project finance transactions
  • Assist E&O team on the negotiation of equipment procurement contracts to ensure the execution of the project is in line with other major project contracts and constraints
  • Serve as both legal counsel and business partner to the project development teams, providing highly commercial and creative solutions on business matters and project development
  • Work with legal department to build Brightmark’s emerging company environment, helping shape the Company’s policies and best practices
  • Work with legal department to coordinate the legal services provided by the Company; ensure internal and external client deliverables are timely and accurate
  • Assist with special projects as requested and adapt to new tasks and responsibilities as the business grows and changes
  • Assist with Procurement & Construction Department day-to-day requests
  • Protect Brightmark’s intellectual property as needed
  • Facilitate and support Brightmark’s growth and expansion as needed

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge/familiarity of the following substantive areas: project finance, complex agreements related to the general development and EPC matters of large renewable energy facilities; real estate; joint ventures; commercial agreements, NDAs and other IP matters
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with meticulous attention to detail and quality of work product
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced, high growth environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Experience with cross-functional leadership and management
  • Risk assessment and due diligence skills
  • Proven track record of strong negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills

Abilities:

  • Curious, creative, flexible and open-minded
  • Quick thinker who is mission driven and responsive
  • Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Professional, personable, approachable and courteous demeanor
  • Creative and flexible team player willing to work with constantly shifting departmental needs with enthusiasm
  • Unquestioned ethics and integrity
  • Mature individual with good judgment and ability to work well with others
  • Comfortable rolling up his/her sleeves in an egalitarian, entrepreneurial environment
  • Sense of humor

Experience and Education:

  • 4+ years of related legal experience
  • Experience negotiating commercial transactions in the power or renewable energy space
  • Strong knowledge of project finance transactions
  • Experience with LLC and other corporate law documents and governance
  • Fast-paced growth, emerging company experience
  • J.D. from a U.S. ABA accredited law school with an active license to practice law
  • CA Bar Qualified or ability to become registered as CA in-house counsel

How to Apply:

Please email your resume to LegalCounselJobs@brightmark.com

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