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Associate General Counsel

Company: AES Corporation
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.

Associate General Counsel for US Renewables has primary responsibility for leading a team of legal professionals that supports dynamic and growing businesses in developing, acquiring, constructing, owning and operating distributed solar, solar plus storage and other renewable energy projects throughout the United States. The position works closely with senior management.

Primary Job Responsibilities:


  • Attend to all aspects and issues related to renewable project development and financing, with a special focus on solar/solar plus storage.
  • Structure, draft review and effectively negotiate debt and equity financing structures, including portfolio financing structures, back-leverage debt, tax equity partnership documents.
  • Structure, draft, review and effectively negotiate membership interest purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement and construction contracts.
  • Perform diligence and provide diligence guidance to development teams and external counsel regarding project acquisition and greenfield development.
  • Provide general legal support to finance, business development, construction and operations teams in the deployment of renewables projects.
  • Provide general legal counsel and strategic guidance to senior and executive level management.
  • Lead a growing team of lawyers and paralegals to support the business' goals, providing guidance on career development, and effectively supervising a team charged with providing comprehensive legal services.
  • Manage paralegals with day-to-day responsibilities for transaction (debt, tax equity, project acquisition) management, entity management and corporate responsibility for a growing and dynamic business with over 120 subsidiaries.
  • Actively manage the legal budget to drive superior results for the business, including working with law firms to drive creative pricing models and exploring ways that technology could improve the delivery of legal services.
  • Effectively and efficiently engage and manage outside counsel.

    Education, Qualifications and Expertise:

    • J.D. from an accredited law school required, with excellent academic credentials.
    • Active bar membership in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
    • 12+ years of experience at a large law firm or comparable in-house corporate environment with a sophisticated corporate practice.
    • Strong experience in project finance and project development, experience with renewables or distributed energy resources strongly preferred.

      Personal Attributes and Traits:

      • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
      • Well-organized and hardworking, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
      • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously under tight timelines.
      • A high level of intellectual, professional and interpersonal agility and flexibility, combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
      • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with multiple internal groups members, with the ability to grasp and develop creative legal solutions responsive to the applicable business objective and explain those legal solutions to non-lawyers.
      • Team oriented.
      • Unquestionable ethics and integrity, sound judgment.
      • Strong organizational and project management skills.
      • Excitement to wear many different hats and ability to re-prioritize in to meet business goals.
      • Willingness to work on a broad variety of subject matters. Self-starter that likes to take on responsibility.
      • Strong interest and curiosity with respect to the global energy industry and the Company's business and operations.
      • Ability to embrace innovation and change, and belief that there is always room for improvement.

Keywords: AES Corporation, Denver , Associate General Counsel, Legal , Boulder, Colorado

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