Associate General Counsel - SC Regulatory
Duke Energy Corporation
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Legal
More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives. Build an exciting, rewarding career with us - help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits. Position Summary Skilled attorney responsible for providing legal guidance in an assigned area requiring independent judgment and frequent client contact. Utility commission experience preferred; renewables experience preferred. Provide high quality and timely legal advice and counsel in support of the business unit or legal practice for all utility matters with a special emphasis on issues associated with renewable energy. Attorney also assigned responsibility for routine legal matters including, but not limited to rate issues, litigation matters, affiliate issues, and other issues germane to an investor owned regulated utility. The role requires the candidate possess proficient oral and written communication skills and litigation experience is desired. Develop relationships with clients to ensure client communication and responsiveness. Demonstrate responsiveness and teamwork within the legal department. Develop knowledge of company and industry. The Associate General Counsel - SC Regulatory works under the direction of a Deputy General on defined legal problems or legal problems lacking clear precedent which require the application of specialized expertise and business acumen, particularly in South Carolina but the position may support matters arising in other states on occasion. The incumbent's primary duties will be to work on administrative litigation matters in South Carolina concerning renewable energy issues and to otherwise addresses legal and regulatory problems and concerns arising out of the day-to-day functions of the company. Works on non-routine matters which require a broad and thorough understanding of the Company's business and industry. * Perform complex assignments, using legal research, analytical and writing skills, involving both state and federal law * Provide legal advice to management regarding matters of some complexity which may have a material dollar impact on business operations * Research legal principles and precedents, consult with outside counsel, draft and execute legal documents, and gather relevant case information using multiple sources and methods * Handles administrative litigation matters and conducts hearings including presentation of witnesses and cross examination * Coordinates and collaborates on regulatory matters that have various areas of overlap within the business * Advice and counsel on compliance matters relevant to regulatory matters * Oversee and manage routine regulatory reporting and compliance filings Responsibilities * Provides counsel to electric management and represents the company in administrative litigation in regulatory proceedings involving renewable energy matters as well as pricing, rates, customers service matters, transmission, distribution and generation planning, fuel procurement and system operations, tariffs, territorial assignment, compliance matters, regulatory accounting and other federal and state law compliance matters which require quick study and a desire to expand existing knowledge in regulated energy industry. * Responsible for regulatory proceedings, the defense or prosecution of Appellate Cases as assigned and numerous rulemakings, interventions in other related matters. * Responsible for supporting key stakeholder engagement initiatives for the betterment of Duke Energy and its customers * Represents the company in regulatory matters requiring specialized expertise in state regulatory proceedings and a thorough understanding of the regulatory concerns facing the company in order to negotiate the best possible outcomes for the company's business and its customers Working Conditions * Must live in South Carolina; Columbia, SC or Greenville SC preferred but also willing to consider in-state remote work with the ability to travel as needed to and from Charlotte, NC, Columbia or Greenville, SC * Ability to travel interstate to key conferences to various locations in the US 2 to 3 times per year Required/Basic Qualifications * Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) from an accredited law school * Minimum of seven (7) or more years of experience practicing law * Licensed to practice law in South Carolina or Licensed to practice in any state in the US and eligible for in house admission under SC bar rules Desired Qualifications * South Carolina regulatory/agency experience * Barred in South Carolina * Litigation experience * Experience in interacting with multiple stakeholders/collaborative groups in reaching multi-party resolutions * Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a group of people for long hours under deadline pressures * Broad, in-depth knowledge and experience in the energy industry * Knowledge of Duke Energy and its various business operations * Proven communication and interpersonal skills * Sound judgment and decision-making skills * Ability to collaborate as an effective member of the team * Excellent work product and attention to detail * Proven effective legal research and writing skills * Ability to hit the ground running Travel Requirements 5-15% Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No Represented/Union Position No Visa Sponsored Position No Posting Expiration Date Saturday, June 19, 2021 All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date. Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.