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Counsel - FERC and Federal Regulatory

National Grid

Waltham, MA
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Description: Description About the Position: National Grid is seeking a mid-level, in-house regulatory attorney to work in the FERC and Federal Regulatory area of the Company’s Legal Department. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience as a practicing lawyer in the FERC and Federal Regulatory arena, demonstrating excellent analytical, research, and interpersonal skills, as well as strong oral and written communication skills.

Responsibilities include practicing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and advising clients regarding all aspects of federal energy regulation for National Grid’s federally-regulated businesses, including matters related to transmission interconnections and related disputes, wholesale market policy issues, transmission formula rates and FERC audit defense, among other things. Admission in good standing to the Massachusetts bar is required. This position is located in Waltham, MA.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
Provide expert legal advice and guidance with respect to all aspects of energy regulation in order to support the business client in achieving its objectives

Deliver subject matter expertise and guidance on multiple areas of ongoing concern to the business to enable the business client to find effective resolutions
Exhibit detailed knowledge and understanding of legal precedent, statutory, legislative and regulatory issues affecting the energy industry

Exercise independent judgment on complex legal matters

Continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies for the business client

Develop and utilize peer group network in order to learn and apply legal, market and regulatory best practice within energy practice area

Demonstrate the ability to apply and modify complex theories and learned concepts appropriately

Demonstrate the ability to anticipate obstacles and think ahead about next steps

Recognize and actively seek to join and attend external forums/practice groups

Demonstrate the ability to understand the connection between the business and relevant research or information

Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills

Exhibit high personal standards, commitment and integrity

Offer creative and innovative legal approaches for the benefit of the business client

Establish a high level of confidence with middle management, business clients and external stakeholders

Manage numerous, intermediate legal matters efficiently and effectively

Exhibit the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team

Effectively oversee matters with significant strategic, financial, precedential or reputational impact

Effectively lobby external stakeholders to support the business client’s objectives

Keep current with industry laws, regulations and trends

Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required:
Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school

Admission to, and in good standing with, the Massachusetts bar

Minimum of 5 years experience practicing law in a FERC and Federal Regulatory environment

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Job : US Legal Primary Location : MA-Waltham Organisation : US Legal Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : May 12, 2017, 4:31:41 PM Unposting Date : Jul 11, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

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