NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Associate General Counsel - EPC

    Job Locations US-MA-Westborough
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/14/2018 8:47 AM)
    # 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 250MW 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.





    The Associate General Counsel - EPC will be a key member of the legal team, reporting to the VP & General Counsel with dotted line reporting to the VP, Grid Integration & Service. The successful candidate will work closely with various business groups, primarily as a dedicated resource to the Grid Integration & Service Group and will be directly involved in complex business transactions and in negotiating critical contracts. The Associate GC - EPC 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: preparation of requests for information, requests for proposals and requests for quotation (RFIs, RFPs, RFQs), conduct bidder's conferences; reviewing, drafting and negotiating EPC and other project specific subcontracts, O&M and performance guarantee agreements, and managing various related strategic operational issues:
    • Manage the Company’s compliance with prime contract requirements – notice, design reviews, performance of subcontractors post award, as well as company and business policies and procedures,       and employ sound business practice as well as assesses supplier performance as part of subcontract management
    • Interface with various levels of management and functional departments including Program Management, Legal, Quality, Finance, Engineering and Manufacturing
    • Develop terms and conditions for the procurement of diverse high value items including but not limited to EPC subcontractor, systems and equipment, services and support and specialized materials
    • Review Statements of Work (SOWs) for adequacy and compliance with project requirements prior to sending to suppliers for quotations/proposals
    • 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.






    Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Attitudes


    The position requires:

    • Overall broad legal knowledge in the field of construction law and project finance (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;
    • Prior experience in the negotiation and management of key subcontractors on energy infrastructure projects
    • Demonstrated ability to act independently as may be required and demonstrated success in influencing or achieving critical requirements including those related to cost and schedule performance
    • Experience with various subcontract types including but not limited to EPC, O&M, T&M; and
    • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment and to adapt quickly to changing priorities.


    • Title and responsibilities commensurate with experience.
    • Substantial experience working on complex contracts, procurement and transactional issues, preferably including international experience.
    • Degree in Business Administration, engineering or law or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 10 years of applicable experience and required degree or additional required applicable experience.
    • Possession of a Juris Doctorate issued by a law school accredited by the American Bar Association


    • Significant international travel may be required


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