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Senior Corporate Counsel

Date:  Jan 25, 2023
Job ID:  3495
Location: 

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

 

PSE's Environmental Services team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Senior Corporate Counsel position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy’s Legal Department is looking for Senior Corporate Counsel to join our team.

 

We are seeking an in-house attorney with extensive law firm experience in some or all of the following areas, or similar in-house experience:

•    Commercial contracts/transactions
•    IT licensing
•    Purchasing, supply chain
•    Commercial and regulatory issues related to utilities or other similarly regulated businesses
•    Privacy and cyber security
•    Litigation (with emphasis in tort, commercial and insurance)
•    OSHA/WISHA 
•    Records management and information security

 

In order to be successful, the chosen candidate must possess strong analytical, negotiation and interpersonal skills.  While not required, any experience in the utility, energy industry or similar regulatory experience is preferable, however, contractual background may be acceptable depending on experience.

 

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams.  Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1886.  Today we’re building the Northwest’s energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

 

At PSE all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to excel professionally. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assesses, mitigates, and advises management and other company personnel on legal and strategic matters.
  • Represents Company in a range of legal matters relating to utility business, including negotiations, complex projects, transactions, and commercial matters, including dealings with regulatory agencies, governmental entities, and commercial counterparties.
  • Participates in and influences the decision-making process with appropriate clients and stakeholders.
  • Independently handles, or supervises others who handle, complex legal matters or projects.
  • Recognized as a legal expert in a broadly-defined subject matter area. 
  • Monitors legal and related business trends, educates appropriate parties, and advocates adjustments in PSE’s policies and procedures.
  • Assesses legal risks and opportunities, establishes and advocates plans to minimize risks and capitalize on opportunities in a defined area.
  • Coordinates efforts with internal and/or external legal and business experts when appropriate.
  • Advocates PSE’s interests to internal and external audiences in a variety of legal and business matters.
  • Handles administrative matters efficiently and appropriately.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate degree and 3 years of legal experience in a law firm or corporate legal department.
  • Strong initiative plus excellent management, communication, teamwork, delegation, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build relationships internally and externally; ability to establish rapport with business clients across the organization.
  • Highly effective in written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent advocacy and organization skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Understanding of utility industry and applicable laws and regulations.

Additional Information

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer a competitive compensation and rewards package.

 

The pay range for this position is $148,700.00  - $247,500.00, and this position is eligible for annual goals based incentive bonuses. 

 

PSE offers a suite of benefits to our employees. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  There are additional voluntary options of supplemental life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent daycare, and an Employee assistance program (EAP).  For long term savings, PSE offers a 401(k) investment option and a cash balance retirement plan.  Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays throughout the calendar year. Detailed benefit overviews can be found on our Career page - Why Work For Us (pse.com). 

 

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy. 

 

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program. 

 

Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

 

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue