This is a unique opportunity to work in the Legal Department of a publicly-traded diversified energy company. AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $32 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates 7.1 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, with a presence in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,500 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, received a Climate Development Project climate score of “A-,” the top score received in the utilities sector, and has been recognized for two consecutive years by Ethical Boardroom as the North American utility with the “best corporate governance practices.” AVANGRID is headquartered in Orange, CT. We welcome you to visit our website for more information about our company ([ Link removed ] ). The successful candidate will be an integral member of a team providing legal counsel and support to Avangrid Networks utilizing global best practices. This position will provide legal support and represent the Company principally on electric and gas utility regulatory matters, including before the CT and MA State regulatory commissions, and the Connecticut Siting Council, as well as supporting other areas of the Company’s businesses, including its claims group. This position reports to the Deputy General Counsel for Avangrid Networks and is located in Orange, Connecticut. There are no direct reports to this position.
MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide legal leadership and counsel on State regulatory proceedings, including drafting or review of filings and representing Avangrid’s electric and gas utility companies in proceedings before State regulatory agencies (CT and MA). Advise senior managers within the Company on topics of concern to the electric and gas utility businesses. Work alongside and become a trusted advisor to the business areas within the Company. Assist outside counsel in the Company’s defense of suits or claims and the preparation of the prosecution of the corporation’s claims against others. Prepare or review, as directed, contracts, purchase agreements, leases and other legal instruments to safeguard the corporation’s interests. Perform research and prepare and draft necessary legal documents and correspondence; monitor relevant regulatory proceedings. Analyze and organize documentary evidence and develop conclusions and make recommendations to business areas. Support the Deputy General Counsel
Skills and Requirements
- Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively orally or in writing to all levels of the organization
- Strong negotiating skills with both legal and commercial issues
- Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization's legal department and across all businesses and with regulatory agencies
- Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
Five (5) or more years of experience as an attorney with a law firm or in-house position preferred with at least three (3) years of practical legal experience as gas and/or electric regulatory counsel, preferably with experience in CT and/or MA state regulatory matters.
Bar Admission/Certifications: Admitted to practice in Connecticut or Massachusetts or able to waive in, or otherwise gin admission to the Bars of Connecticut and/or Massachusetts.
Required Education: J.D. degree
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Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables
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