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Sr Attorney - State Regulatory

Requisition ID:  3643 

 

NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

 

Position Specific Description

JOB PURPOSE: 

 

During 2017, NextEra Energy was named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities on Fortune's 2017 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." This is the 10th time in 11 years that the company has received this honor.    

Our company’s values are:

  • We are committed to excellence
  • We do the right thing
  • We treat people with respect

NextEra Energy is seeking two exceptional attorneys to join NextEra’s state regulatory legal group, within the company’s 100 lawyer law department at the company’s headquarters in Juno Beach, located in beautiful and tropical northern Palm Beach County, Florida.   

The state regulatory legal group has a fast-paced, challenging and cutting-edge practice advising and representing NextEra Energy and its subsidiaries -- Florida Power & Light Company (the nation’s 3rd largest electric utility) and NextEra Energy Resources (North America’s largest producer of electricity from the wind and the sun) -- in major electric utility regulatory proceedings in Florida and across North America.    

Recent matters that team members litigated include:

  • An electric utility base rate case involving numerous parties and complex financial, technical and regulatory legal issues with hundreds of millions of dollars of annual revenue requirements at issue;   
  • Utility merger cases involving dozens of witnesses and many billions of dollars of business value;
  • Dozens of state regulatory proceedings around the U.S. and in Canada supporting growth of NextEra’s competitive solar, wind and electric transmission businesses; and
  • Winning regulatory approvals for innovative approaches to achieving customer savings, electric utility efficiency and environmental improvements, including tearing down and repowering old natural gas-fired plants, and acquiring and shutting down coal plants to save customers money and eliminate plant emissions. 

We are looking for versatile, problem-solving, top-of-the-industry state electric regulatory attorneys with more than ten years’ experience preferred, whose credentials should include: 

  • Training and experience from a top national utility-side state regulatory administrative litigation law firm or in-house practice;
  • A track record of successful hands-on representation of electric utilities in multi-hundred million dollar and larger state regulatory administrative litigation proceedings;
  • An outstanding academic background; and
  • A body of legal work demonstrating ethical, innovative, and disciplined approaches to winning regulatory legal proceedings and successfully addressing important and complex regulatory legal problems.

Bachelor's and J.D. degrees with excellent academic performance and ten (10) or more years of relevant legal experience is preferred. 

Candidates should be licensed to practice law in Florida or eligible to qualify for a Florida Authorized House Counsel certificate under Florida Supreme Court rules.

Job Overview

Employees in this job participate in complex legal matters and projects and deliver timely and quality legal services to clients with minimal supervision.

Job Duties & Responsibilities


•   Provides written and oral legal advice to clients
•   Anticipates and guards against legal risks involving the organization
•   Works to ensure budget compliance and avoids the need for outside counsel
•   Ensures disclosure of potentially material legal issues to senior leadership
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


•  Member in Good Standing of State Bar
•  High School Grad / GED
•  Juris Doctorate
•  Bachelor's Degree
•  Experience:5+ years

Preferred Qualifications


•  None

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
Organization:  NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (0010)
Location:  Juno Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

 

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to accommodate@fpl.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-888-845-9731 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

 

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

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