Company: National Grid

Job description:

Job Title: Senior Counsel I

About us
National Grid is hiring a Senior Counsel I, MA Regulatory & Clean Energy. This position is located in Waltham, MA. At this time, National Grid is taking a hybrid approach to work, meaning that the Company is not fully remote and expects employees to work in the office for some portion of the work week. In addition, the nature of this MA Regulatory & Clean Energy position also will require internal and external in-person meetings and appearances, including, for instance, representing the Company before a governmental agency or body.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose
National Grid is seeking an in-house regulatory attorney to work in the Massachusetts Regulatory & Clean Energy practice area in the General Counsel function. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of experience as a practicing lawyer, demonstrating strong analytical, research, and interpersonal skills, as well as persuasive oral and written communication skills. Responsibilities include practicing before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and advising clients regarding all aspects of state utility regulation in Massachusetts, including matters related to rate cases, energy efficiency programs, grid modernization, capital investment plans, gas pipeline safety, distributed generation, emission reduction goals, renewable incentive programs, basic service and/or long-term contracting. Candidates with experience in Massachusetts regulatory and/or clean energy matters are preferred. This position is a full-time, hybrid position with a reporting location in Waltham, MA.

Key Accountabilities
• Provide expert legal advice and strategic guidance with respect to all aspects of energy regulation to support the business client in achieving its objectives
• Offer creative and innovative legal approaches for the benefit of the business client
• Exercise independent judgment on complex legal matters
• Continuously seek ways to do things better to drive greater efficiencies for the business client
• Demonstrate the ability to anticipate obstacles and think ahead about next steps
• Demonstrate the ability to understand the connection between the business and relevant research or information
• Manage numerous legal matters efficiently and effectively, including those with significant strategic, financial, precedential, or reputational impact
• Establish a high level of confidence with management, business clients, and external stakeholders
• Demonstrate the ability to apply and distill complex theories and learned concepts appropriately, and explain the same to the business client
• Identify significant corporate risks in business matters; provide legal guidance to the business and constructively challenge risk issues; work with the business to develop appropriate mitigation measures.
• Effectively lobby external stakeholders to support the business client’s objectives
• Express commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and support events and/or initiatives of interest throughout the organization
• Recognize and actively seek to join and attend external forums/practice groups
• Keep current with industry laws, regulations, and trends

• Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school
• Admission in good standing to the Massachusetts bar
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Exhibits high personal standards of commitment, integrity, and ethics.
• Strong sense of teamwork; ability to work effectively on multidisciplinary teams.
• Demonstrates a strong commitment to the Company’s corporate values including the advancement of inclusion and diversity principles.
• Demonstrate highly proficient legal research and analytic skills; flexible decision making; the ability to work independently.
• Demonstrate ability to effectively identify complex legal problems and risks and advance commercially reasonable business solutions.
• Demonstrate ability to effectively engage senior management on increasingly complex legal decisions and outcomes and work collaboratively with the business.
• Efficiently manage budget and spend on a particular matter or project as appropriate.


$180k – $195k a year

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

Job type: Full Time

Fully remote: Hybrid

Salary range:

Location: Waltham Massachusetts


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