GENERAL COUNSEL

LOCATION: Powerhouse Energy Campus, 430 North College Ave. Suite 440 Fort Collins, CO
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
WORK HOURS: Part-time, flexible hours, ability to mostly work remotely 
REPORTS TO: CEO

SUMMARY

Solaris Energy’s team of professionals has been offering project financing, turn-key development, and asset management services for clients nationwide since 2008.  We are a team that cares about each other, our families, communities, and the environment. Our values make us work extra hard to create a collaborative, honest, and communicative culture that produces professional results every day.

 

Solaris Energy is seeking an in-house attorney to join our growing businesses developing, acquiring, constructing, owning, operating, and selling distributed solar and solar plus storage projects throughout the United States.

 

General council will support the Solaris Energy team to structure, draft and negotiate documents required to develop and close solar and solar + storage projects and advise on general corporate matters including corporate entity structure and management, compliance, and corporate policies.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Structure, draft, review, and assist team in negotiating power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, and membership interest purchase and sale agreements.

  • Perform diligence and provide diligence guidance to development team regarding project development, acquisition and sales.

  • Provide general legal support to finance, business development, construction, and operations teams in the deployment of solar and solar plus storage projects.

  • Structure, draft, review, and assist team in negotiating various real estate agreements including estoppels, notices, amendments, SNDAs, regulatory filings, and title curative documentation.

  • Effectively and efficiently organize project documentation, maintain virtual data room and manage project closings.

  • Work closely with team to develop and implement improvements to contracting processes and tools, including a suite of regularly updated template documents.

  • Provide general legal counsel and strategic guidance to senior and executive level management.

  • Effectively and efficiently engage and manage outside counsel.

  • Knowledge of debt and equity financing structures, including portfolio financing structures, back-leverage debt, and tax equity partnership documents preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

We are seeking an attorney with at least three to four years of renewable energy development experience. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with solar and solar plus storage project development and transactions involving financing, acquisitions, and sale of solar and solar plus storage projects. Candidates should have superior drafting and negotiation skills, the ability to take on significant responsibility and manage a challenging workload within a collaborative and fast-paced environment. Candidates should also be diligent, detail- oriented, proactive, supportive, and team-oriented. 

  • 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 Solaris Energy team and external partners, 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 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 believe that there is always room for improvement.

 

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

One day per week in the office may be required. May occasionally be requested to travel nationally    

 

WORKING CONDITIONS
This position consists of primarily computer and administrative work, however, may occasionally require site visits at commercial properties.

  • Ability to use computers and look at monitors for up to 8 hours per day

EEO STATEMENT
Solaris Energy provides equal opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, status as an officer or enlisted members of the military forces, veteran status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, marriage to a co-worker, or any other protected characteristic applicable under federal, state, and local laws.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT
All employment with Solaris Energy is voluntary and is subject to termination by you or Solaris Energy at-will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. There is no guarantee, in any manner, Solaris Energy will continue your employment for any set period.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES
Please note that this job description is not a comprehensive list of activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice with direction from Solaris Energy.

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter to info@solarisenergy.com.