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Senior Counsel

Company:  CENTRAL MAINE POWER CO
Location: 

Portland, ME, US

Company

Company

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 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 more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com

 

 

Long Description

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 (www.avangrid.com). 

The successful candidate will be an integral member of a team providing legal counsel and support to Avangrid Networks and Central Maine Power Company utilizing global best practices.  This position will provide legal support and represent Central Maine Power Company on electric utility regulatory matters, including before the Maine State regulatory commission, as well as supporting other areas of the Company’s businesses. 

This position reports to the General Counsel for Central Maine Power Company and is located in Augusta or Portland, Maine.  There are no direct reports to this position.

Responsibilities

•    Provide legal leadership and counsel on State regulatory proceedings, including drafting or review of filings and representing Central Maine Power Company in proceedings before State regulatory agencies in Maine
•    Advise senior managers within the Company on topics of concern to the electric utility business
•    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 Central Maine Power Company General Counsel and the Avangrid Networks, Inc. General Counsel

Skills and Requirements

Skills/Abilities:
1.    Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively orally or in writing to all levels of the organization
2.    Strong negotiating skills with both legal and commercial issues
3.    Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization's legal department and across all businesses and with regulatory agencies
4.    Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
5.    Ability to mentor other attorneys in the department and develop best practices for the utility regulatory work

Experience/Training:
Experience as an attorney with a law firm, regulatory agency or in-house position preferred with seven to ten (7-10) years of practical legal experience as electric and/or gas regulatory counsel, preferably with experience in Maine state regulatory matters.

Bar Admission/Certifications: Admitted to practice in Maine or able to waive in, or otherwise gain admission to the Maine Bar.

Required Education:  J.D. degree

Competencies

  • Be a role model
  • Be agile
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Develop Self & Others
  • Empower to grow
  • Focus to achieve results
  • Technical Skills

Our Selection Process

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

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

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com


Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine

Job Segment: Sustainability, Energy

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