at ReVision Energy in South Portland, Maine, United States
ReVision Energy is seeking an Associate Counsel to join the Legal & Finance Team. This is a full time, M-F role. The ideal candidate will be located near, or able to commute, to the South Portland ME branch.ReVision Energy was founded in 2003 by two solar geeks in a garage and has grown to nearly 400 employee-owners spread across our physical locations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Our range of products has grown to include solar arrays, battery backup systems, electric vehicle infrastructure, heat pumps, and water heating equipment. As a 100% employee-owned company and a Certified B Corp, ReVision Energy is on a mission to lead our community in solving the environmental problems caused by fossil fuels while alleviating economic and social injustice. ReVision Energy is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating an inclusive culture where employees from diverse backgrounds can thrive and support our mission. Our recruitment team looks at the whole picture; personal, professional, and non-traditional experience, as well as community involvement. The safety, health, and well-being of our co-owners and our communities is of primary importance. We have implemented additional measures to assure that those we work and share spaces with adhere to COVID and general safety best practices. ReVision Energy is not a fully remote employer. ABOUT THE POSITION: The Associate Counsel role is a full-time position in the Legal and Finance team. This position supports internal stakeholders in the Development, Operations, and Sales Teams by providing project-level legal support. The position’s primary responsibility is to negotiate, review, or draft agreements relating to solar energy and electrification projects, such as but not limited to, Power Purchase Agreements, turnkey installation contracts, subcontracts, vendor agreements, partnership agreements, leases, loans, and letters of intent. The position will also be responsible for advising on other commercial and legal matters. The Associate Counsel will lead contract negotiations with counterparties and their counsel and oversee project contract execution, compliance, dispute resolution, and financial closing tasks. The Associate Counsel will also coordinate the legal review of tax and other issues that might impact project financing and provide guidance to the Legal and Finance Division in making project offers to clients. The Associate Counsel will report to the Director of Project Finance and collaborate closely with other experienced members of the legal team and will have access to staff assistance. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Negotiate business and legal structures in contracts regarding cost and risk allocation, limits of liability, indemnification, contract time extensions, warranties, guarantees, payment timing, and other standard contract provisions.
+ Answer team member questions regarding contractual obligations or other questions of a legal nature.
+ Research new or upcoming legislation and local, state, and federal regulations, as warranted, and prepare memos for internal consumption.
+ Provide recommendations on resolutions for any contract disputes.
+ Manage financial closings with counterparties and coordinate ReVision Energy’s compliance with the process.QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
+ J.D. and admission to the bar in Maine, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts.
+ 1-3 years of experience with background in transactional law, finance, or related fields preferred.
+ Strong understanding of contract law, and real estate law.
+ Experience negotiating contracts or experience in the construction or energy field preferred.
+ Ability to set own priorities and stay organized;
+ Ability to work remotely and coordinate with stakeholders in multiple states.
+ Effectively coordinate and communicate with customers and co-workers.
+ Thrives in a fast-paced, community environment; adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions.
+ Self-motivated and intellectually-curious – asks questions, takes responsibility for building own base of knowledge, knows when to seek guidance, proactively brings new ideas to the process and procedures.
+ Strong work ethic, collaborative style, and strong sense of mission.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account