Senior Legal Counsel

Categories Natural Resources, Energy & Environment
Location Chicago, Illinois
Job Information

Our client, SunVest Solar LLC, is a leading solar developer, owner and operator of distributed and utility-scale solar energy projects. A privately-owned and rapidly rising star in the renewable energy market, the company has experienced significant growth and expansion over the last two years and now owns one of the most sizeable nationwide solar footprints, from Maine to Hawaii, with an industry-leading development pipeline. Given this explosive growth, the company and its General Counsel are seeking to add a motivated and knowledgeable Counsel/Senior Counsel to the small, but pivotal legal team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a transitional and impactful company at a crucial time in its development. The role will be essential to the company and involve substantive involvement with executives, including the General Counsel.

Based in a prime West Loop location in Chicago, SunVest offers a fantastic work environment, competitive compensation and benefits and an opportunity to work across multiple verticals within the company. Again, with the feel and culture of a fresh and exciting start-up, this company offers appropriate candidates the opportunity to get involved in meaningful legal and business strategy at an early stage of this company’s explosive growth.

Working side-by-side with the General Counsel, as well as other members of the executive team, the Counsel/Senior Counsel will assist SunVest in business decision-making, negotiations, drafting contracts, managing external counsel, as well as maintaining corporate governance oversight, among other duties.

Ideal candidates will bring:

  • solid academic credentials and 4 or more years of experience from a leading law firm or in-house at a comparable organization;
  • excellent client communication skills;
  • demonstrated experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements (EPC contracts, lease agreements, subcontractor agreements); and
  • specific experience in solar or renewable energy is a plus, but is not essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for a mid-level lawyer interested in the renewable energy sector and looking high quality transactional work in a tight-knit group, where their legal skills and business acumen will be appreciated.

If interested, please apply through this posting or by email to [email protected]. Applications sent directly to SunVest Solar LLC, will be redirected.