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Southern California Edison Regulatory Attorney in Rosemead, California

Job Description

Are you looking for a diverse team of inventors, pioneers, and dreamers working together? Look no further.

We want team members who want to invest their skills and intellect into something that matters—like solving one of the most meaningful issues of our time. It's what we do. At Southern California Edison (SCE), you get to help power the planet while drastically reducing carbon emissions and creating cleaner air for everyone. You’re a critical piece of the solution. Are you ready to help build a better tomorrow?

The job...

Southern California Edison’s Law Department handles all legal issues affecting the utility. This position will handle a wide range of regulatory proceedings for the company in a lead counsel capacity and will report to a Director and Managing Attorney. The successful candidate will be part of a small team of attorneys and must be able to work closely and independently with a diverse range of internal clients on all aspects of regulatory law and policy. The successful candidate will advise and represent the Company on complex regulatory, litigation, compliance and enforcement matters, including those arising under federal, California, and/or other state laws and regulations. This position will also provide legal support to SCE Organizational Units and Senior Management, while collaborating with other Company representatives on decisions that impact utility operations.

Detailed work you will be doing...

  • Represent the Company primarily before the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco and the California Energy Commission in Sacramento in regulatory proceedings involving the development of rules and policies governing, among other things, the procurement of electricity, renewable power, greenhouse gas regulation, and other related energy issues.

  • Advise SCE Organizational Units and Senior Management in identifying and resolving legal, business, and strategic issues related to procuring and supplying electricity.

  • Advising internal client organizations regarding compliance with applicable federal, state, and local statutes, regulations and policies.

  • Interfacing with SCE personnel in other departments and external third parties to gather information pertaining to highly complex legal, technical, and/or sensitive issues.

  • Drafting and preparing regulatory filings, testimony, and reports.

  • Contributing to cross-functional or departmental projects and teams.

  • Partnering with Company transactional attorneys and diverse internal stakeholders to prepare and negotiate provisions of transactional documents.

  • Directing and managing outside counsel retained to support the company’s legal needs.

Qualifications

Qualifications you need...

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited nationally recognized law school.

  • Current member in good standing of the State Bar of California or ability to obtain such qualification.

  • Four to eight years of experience practicing regulatory or general business litigation or equivalent. Experience can be at law firm, corporate in-house setting, governmental authority, or a combination.

Other details that will set you up for success …

  • Top academic credentials.

  • Graduation in top 50% of law school class from a first-tier law school (i.e., top 20 law school) or in top 20% of law school class of a second-tier law school.

  • Strong interest in utility and energy law and policy.

  • Experience in the utility or energy industry or administrative agency practice is preferred, but not required.

  • Experience in working with client organizations to develop and carry-out strategic initiatives, e.g., identification of factual and legal issues, development of prepared testimony, legal pleadings, discovery, witness preparation, cross-examination, oral argument, and legal briefs.

  • Ability to independently handle proceedings as lead attorney in matters before regulatory agencies, such as the California Public Utilities Commission or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or first chair-level court experience.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong analytical ability.

  • Ability to simultaneously manage many assignments, work quickly and effectively under pressure, and prioritize activities and risk.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team including an ability to promote positive cooperation within the legal team, internal clients, and outside counsel.

You should know...

  • Relocation is available for this position, and who wouldn’t want to live in sunny Southern California?

  • You should be legally authorized to work directly as employee for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • We offer a competitive Total Rewards Package that includes things like a wide selection of health plans, preventative health reimbursement, 401(k) savings plan with company match and automatic company contributions, tuition reimbursement, professional development, volunteer programs, employee assistance program, electric service discount, and many more perks.

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Do you feel ready to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Join the Clean Energy Revolution at SCE.

The people at SCE, don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We are fueling the kind of innovation that is changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow your career and make a difference in the world.

SCE serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. As a company, we have big dreams and we know nothing big is ever accomplished alone. Join one of the nation’s leading electric utilities in making sure California, and all of us who live here.

At SCE we celebrate our differences. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status. *LI-HY1

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