Legal - Senior Corporate Counsel

Clean Energy Fuels   Newport Beach, CA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on October 1, 2021

Summary
The Senior Corporate Counsel, Corporate Transactions will draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts for renewable natural gas, compressed natural gas and liquified natural gas projects and other agreements for multiple departments within the company, including the company’s domestic and foreign affiliates and subsidiaries.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Draft, review, and negotiate commercial contracts and other documents, such as compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas station and sales agreements, construction contracts, natural gas purchase and sales contracts, renewable energy credit sales agreements, contracts with federal, state and local governmental entities and agencies, requests for proposal, consulting agreements, employment agreements, settlement agreements, loan and security agreements, confidentiality agreements, real estate leases, software licenses, press releases and marketing materials. Draft and update template agreements.

Manage and oversee legal work performed by internal Corporate Counsel and external counsel.

Assist with all aspects of the company’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, lobbying and campaign finance rules.

Keep abreast of legal developments affecting the company and inform other company attorneys and affected personnel of such developments.

Provide general legal support and consultation to individuals at all levels of the company in legal, human resources, sales, finance and accounting, marketing, information technology, operations, construction and engineering.

Formulate, draft, and implement corporate policies, monitor compliance with company policies and conduct training for employees regarding such policies.

Formulate and implement “best practices” for the company’s legal department and assist with other aspects of managing the corporate legal function.

Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

This position has supervisory responsibilities. Manages and supervises Corporate Counsel and external counsel. Works with a secretary and paralegal.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school plus a minimum of 8 years of experience working in-house and/or at a law firm.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret laws and regulations. Ability to draft commercial contracts and other legal documents and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from executives, managers, clients and customers.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills
Knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Licensed attorney in the state of California.

Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behaviors:

Quality:  Consistently produces high quality work (accurate, neat, and thorough). Strives to improve productivity, processes and quality. Demonstrates strong knowledge and skills related to the job. Presents a professional image with dress, demeanor, and manners. Maintains clean work space, company equipment and company vehicles. Safety is a high priority; performs job safely.

Communication: Communicates clearly, concisely, effectively, professionally and timely. 
Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills. Keeps others appropriately informed and shares ideas even when unpopular.  Listens to what others have to say.  Maintains open and active communication with colleagues. Effectively uses knowledge and experience in asking, probing, and anticipating issues to ensure quality is provided.

Teamwork:  Fosters the spirit of working with each other.  Displays respect, courtesy, politeness, tact, and openness. Handles conflict in an appropriate and professional manner. Builds relationships, promotes cohesiveness, models collaboration with others.  Considers impact and issues for our customer and other departments.  Engages other impacted departments early for solutions.

Persistence:  Develops workable alternatives and solutions. Exhibits persistence in following assignments through to completion. Promotes process improvements.

Reliable:  Responds in a timely manner.  Is honest, ethical, value-driven and trustworthy. Keeps commitments made, completes assignments and meets deadlines. Accountable--Takes responsibility for own actions and performance. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Available and accessible.

Entrepreneurial:  Takes initiative and appropriate action.  Is engaged and committed to achieving the company’s mission. Pursues better ways to get things done and takes appropriate risks. Keeps up to date with competitor information and market trends. Controls costs and thinks in terms of profit, loss and added value. Is committed to the satisfaction of customers.

Leadership:  Provides clear direction around a vision.  Creates actionable plans and is proactive & anticipatory.  Demonstrates innovative approaches and solutions.  Is an example for employees and others.  Accepts responsibility for individual and team performance.  Makes appropriate and timely decisions and takes action on decisions.   Sets clear and reasonable performance expectations. Motivates and empowers others.  Delegates tasks appropriately.  Recruits staff of a high caliber.  Provides feedback to subordinates that is timely and direct.  Recognizes subordinates for their contributions and effort. Encourages continuous growth and learning in others.  Shows respect for others and their ideas.  Helps others manage through change.

Passion:  Is excited and creates enthusiasm about the company’s future.  Promotes a sense of company pride.  Displays sense of pride in the department and its contributions.  Displays passion for the job.

Physical Demands
Physical demands are customary for this type of position. Always practice good judgment and refer to the safety guidelines. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Always practice good judgment and refer to the safety guidelines.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Email resume to: Patty.Roberts@cleanenergyfuels.com