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National Grid Senior Counsel I, In House Counsel in Hicksville, New York

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

The Environmental Practice Group requires assistance to support legal work associated with remediating sediment and upland superfund sites, managing complex litigation proceedings, negotiating and drafting project related environmental agreements and providing advice and counsel concerning environmental regulatory compliance matters. This work is currently conducted by a team of 7 full-time employees. We are seeking an attorney admitted in the State of New York with 9+ years of experience.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support complex environmental litigation proceedings, including active participation in all aspects of litigation strategy execution, project management to ensure timely receipt of deliverables and coordination among members of large interdisciplinary team, and efficient control of outside counsel costs.

  • Manage daily legal requirements associated with complex environmental projects, including review of project documents and negotiation of related agreements and orders.

  • Provide advice and counsel to clients in various business units regarding regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Coordinate project issues to manage communications and build consensus among interdisciplinary internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited college or university

  • Member of the New York Bar with 9+ years of environmental legal experience, including detailed knowledge of federal and New York environmental laws, such as the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, federal Clean Water Act, New York Environmental Conservation Law and New York Navigation Law

  • Strong knowledge of contract and commercial law principles, including negotiation strategies and management of commercial contract disputes

  • Strong knowledge of complex environmental litigation, including project management skills associated with efficiently controlling outside counsel costs and fees and assuring timely receipt of deliverables and coordination among members of large interdisciplinary team

  • Strong knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements and experience providing advice and counsel to clients in various business units

  • Project management experience regarding daily assignments and deliverables in support of large environmental projects

  • Experience with alternative dispute resolution strategies, settlement negotiations and mediation

  • Solid written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work with all levels within the organization and to manage projects with interdisciplinary internal and external stakeholders

  • Member of the Massachusetts or Rhode Island Bar a plus

  • Knowledge of insurance coverage or real estate a plus

More Information

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that 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.

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