Construction/Developer-Agreements & Transactions Attorney / Corporate - General Attorney / Energy and Oil & Gas - General Attorney / Finance - General Attorney in Houston, TX - #1687059

Houston, TX


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Houston, TX
Contract type: Full time

Job Title: Senior Counsel - Construction and Development
Salary: Competitive, based on experience and qualifications
Experience: Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in commercial law, preferably with experience in energy, project finance, tax equity, or real estate
Location: Houston, TX

Department: Legal

H1: Join Calpine as a Senior Counsel for Construction and Development
H2: Support the Development and Construction of Sustainable Power Projects

Key Responsibilities:

- Negotiate, draft, and analyze various agreements related to project development and construction, including EPC agreements, major equipment procurement agreements, power purchase agreements, and more.
- Assist with real estate matters, permitting, environmental issues, and other commercial arrangements necessary for project development.
- Provide support for financing transactions, including due diligence, documentation, and regulatory approvals.
- Manage outside counsel to ensure cost-effective legal services.
- Develop and maintain familiarity with regulatory and environmental matters related to commercial and finance agreements.

Qualifications:

- Law degree from an accredited university with strong academic credentials.
- Membership in the Texas, New York, or California Bar.
- Minimum of 8-10 years of experience practicing commercial law, with experience in development and construction, finance, corporate, or energy law preferred.
- Strong analytical skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.
- Flexibility and adaptability to quickly learn new subject matter.

About Calpine:

- America's largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources.
- Operates a fleet of 76 power plants with nearly 26,000 megawatts of generation capacity.
- Committed to environmental stewardship and using advanced technologies to generate power in a low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner.
- Equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Benefits:

- Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
- Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k).
- Opportunities for professional development and growth within the company.

Join Calpine as a Senior Counsel for Construction and Development and play a crucial role in supporting the development and construction of sustainable power projects across the United States. This is a unique opportunity to join a diverse, fast-paced, and challenging in-house legal department located in Houston, Texas.

As a Senior Counsel, you will use your broad commercial and construction legal experience to negotiate and draft various agreements related to project development and construction, including EPC agreements, major equipment procurement agreements, power purchase agreements, and more. You will also assist with real estate matters, permitting, environmental issues, and other commercial arrangements necessary for project development. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to support financing transactions and manage outside counsel to ensure cost-effective legal services.

To be successful in this role, you should have a law degree from an accredited university with strong academic credentials and membership in the Texas, New York, or California Bar. You should also have a minimum of 8-10 years of experience practicing commercial law, with experience in development and construction, finance, corporate, or energy law preferred. Strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently are also necessary for this role.

Calpine Corporation is America's largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with operations in competitive power markets. As America’s Premier competitive power company, Calpine is committed to environmental stewardship and using advanced technologies to generate power in a low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner. The company operates a fleet of 76 power plants with nearly 26,000 megawatts of generation capacity and is creating power for a sustainable future through its development projects in batteries, solar, and carbon capture and sequestration.

In addition to a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications, Calpine offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k). The company also provides opportunities for professional development and growth within the organization. Join Calpine as a Senior Counsel for Construction and Development and be a part of a dynamic and innovative team working towards a sustainable future.

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