Corporate Counsel

February 20th, 2024

Location: San Francisco/Hybrid/Remote | Role: Corporate Counsel | Department: Legal | Reports to: Assistant General Counsel / Head of RNG Legal

Company Overview:

Brightmark tackles the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges with imagination, optimism, and activity that is making real progress toward a cleaner future. We do this by taking a holistic, closed loop, circular economy approach that has actual results. Driven by equal parts urgency and optimism, we Reimagine Waste. We deploy circular waste solutions, focused on plastics renewal (circular plastics) and anaerobic digestion (renewable natural gas), that disrupt the status quo and make actual change happen. Our programs are tailored as scalable project solutions that meet specific environmental needs around the world and in communities where people live and work. 


Join us as we build toward a more livable future without waste!

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Corporate Counsel to join the Brightmark Legal team. Under direction of the AssistantGeneral Counsel / Head of RNG Legal, the Corporate 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, M&A, and compliance matters. S/he 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. The position can be located at Brightmark’s headquarters in San Francisco, with hybrid and remote candidates  considered.


  • Provide written and oral legal advice, oversight, and judgment regarding legal issues facing the Company
  • Anticipate and guard against legal and regulatory risks involving the organization
  • Draft and negotiate simple and complex commercial contracts, including NDAs, LOIs, term sheets, master service agreements, EPC agreements, feedstock supply agreements, site leases, interconnection agreements, procurement and sale contracts
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Project Development, Procurement & Construction, and Operations, and provide advice on legal compliance and risk management
  • 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 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
  • Stay updated on industry trends and regulations and work with legal department to develop and monitor internal compliance programs
  • Draft standard form contract clauses and agreements
  • Facilitate and support Brightmark’s growth and expansion as needed

Success Criteria/Knowledge & Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge/familiarity of the following substantive areas: M&A; complex commercial contracts; project development and construction; renewable energy, natural gas and/or utilities; real estate; joint ventures and partnerships; project finance; familiarity with feedstock supply agreements and/or ITC/PTC a plus
  • Risk assessment and due diligence skills
  • Proven track record of strong negotiation and contract drafting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced, high growth environment
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Curious, creative, flexible and open-minded
  • Quick thinker who is mission driven and responsive
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills
  • Unquestioned ethics and integrity
  • Comfortable rolling up his/her sleeves in an egalitarian, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work well with others with a personable, approachable and courteous demeanor
  • Sense of humor

Experience & Professional Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of related legal experience, law firm experience is preferred
  • J.D. from a U.S. ABA accredited law school with an active license to practice law
  • Member in Good Standing of at least one State Bar and ability to become registered as CA In-house counsel
  • Experience negotiating commercial transactions in the power, renewable energy, natural gas or utility space
  • Knowledge of project finance transactions
  • Experience with LLC and other corporate law documents and governance
  • Fast-paced growth, emerging company experience



  • $210,000-$220,000 per year


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Disability Assistance
  • Paid Vacation
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