NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Assistant /Associate General Counsel - EPC

    Job Locations US-MA-Westborough
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/6/2019 12:34 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview


    Company Overview

    NEC Energy Solutions is a global leader in energy storage. Our staff is made up of dynamic engineers and energy industry professionals whose focus is to create, implement, and achieve a more renewable and sustainable future using energy storage. Our products and solutions enable the cutting edge of energy storage technology to be realized, from massive grid-scale energy storage projects for enabling a cleaner and more reliable electricity grid, to commercial and specialty battery solutions for tough critical power applications. Our GSS® grid energy storage platform has been deployed around the world in commercial revenue service since 2009, with over 400MW installed, under construction, or in late stages of development, while our ALM® 12V lithium-ion batteries serve the critical power needs of applications ranging from UPS to telecom.





    Position Overview

    The Assistant / Associate General Counsel will be a key member of the legal team, reporting to the General Counsel. The successful candidate will work closely with various business groups, most notably Sales Engineering and Grid Integration and will be directly involved in complex business transactions and in negotiating critical contracts. The Assistant / Associate GC role is a hands-on, roll up your sleeves position within a legal department comprised of four attorneys, and one paralegal. Position will be located in Westborough, MA.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Support procurement and contracting activities: review, draft and negotiate equipment supply contracts, EPC contracts, subcontract arrangements, O&M and performance guarantee agreements, and manage various related strategic operational issues: establish and monitor preferred legal terms and precedents for contracting activity; and review various agreements for potential impacts caused by new business activity.
    • While dealing with complex, significant matters that cut across legal, commercial and technical areas, evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of decisions or course of action on the business.
    • Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically.
    • Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks.
    • Negotiate agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights.
    • Deal with external parties (customers, supply chain, outside counsel, etc.).
    • Advise Management Team on legal risks and business terms of various deals.


    Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Attitudes


    The position requires:

    • Overall broad legal knowledge in the field of projects involving renewable energy (including EPC, Equipment Supply Contracts, subcontracts and the like);
    • Demonstrated ability to provide business-oriented legal advice and recommendations;
    • Excellent business judgment and appropriate decision-making ability;
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness;
    • Proven ability to “roll up” her/his sleeves and get involved at a detailed level;
    • Strong communication skills; ability to present clear and practical legal arguments;
    • Ability to influence others and to gain support for his/her ideas;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a capacity to build strong working relationships across the organization; and
    • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment and to adapt quickly to changing priorities.




      • Title, responsibilities and compensation commensurate with experience.
      • Experience working for a solar, wind, and or energy storage company would be an asset.
      • Substantial experience working on complex contracts, procurement and transactional issues, preferably including international experience.
      • Solid grounding and experience drafting and negotiating the FIDIC suite of contracts would be an asset.
      • Possession of a Juris Doctorate issued by a top law school accredited by the American Bar Association


    • International travel may be required







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