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Senior Legal Counsel, US

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JR03313 - JOB_POSTING-3-2167

Posted on 15 June, 2023

Austin, TX, Texas (United States of America)

Full time


About us:

Energy Infrastructure and Mobility was created with the objective of promoting the transition to a sustainable, clean and state-of-the-art  economy. We provide innovative solutions for the promotion, construction and operation of renewable energy generation and transmission infrastructure, sustainable mobility and circular economy.

In the area of energy infrastructure, we promote and build projects focused on the development of renewable electricity generation, storage and transmission infrastructures.

In the area of mobility, we are committed to the development of electric, shared, connected and autonomous urban mobility projects.

Job Description:


Your mission will be to lead and manage the legal function in the US for the energy infrastructure business unit.


  • Lead the legal function in new energy infrastructure projects (onshore generation, transmission and offshore wind) to grow in the US market mainly through M&A transactions, bidding processes, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), project finance, Joint Ventures with third parties, etc. either directly or leading and interacting with local law firms.
  • Provide legal guidance, advice and support for existing energy projects and related operations; as well as drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements to facilitate the growth of the business unit and the successful implementation of energy projects.
  • Carry out a deep legal analysis of investments, acquisitions or bid proposals so that they are presented in accordance to internal regulations, and make recommendations for a sustained decision making, resolving doubts and detecting and dealing with risks, with the aim of ensuring that the interests of the shareholder are optimally defended.
  • Close interaction and communication with the Legal department at its headquarters in Spain; as well as with other departments such as finance, business development and technical teams; not only regarding matters strictly related to energy projects but also in other aspects such as corporate topics, financing, compliance, insurance, etc.


  • Law Degree (J.D.) required
  • Valuable Post-Degree in Law, Finance or Energy fields.
  • Bar license in US
  • 10+ years of substantive experience, out of which, at least 4 years of experience should be within the energy sector in the above described responsibilities.
  • Familiar with applicable energy regulations
  • Native or very high level of legal English is required. Valuable to have some level of Spanish.
  • Availability to travel.


  • Analytical capacity to base decision making and detail oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills for a smooth communication with in-house teams, clients and stakeholders.
  • High level of autonomy and proactivity in the continuous search for improvements and proposal of solutions.
  • Ability to make decisions with great agility and in a context of limited information
  • Ability to work in teams and react under pressure.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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