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Commercial Legal Counsel

Company: SunPower Corporation
Location: New York
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
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The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%. But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we're looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
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SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
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SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 2,000 in North America and the Phillipines. In an industry that is reshaping the world's energy future, there's no better place to be than SunPower.
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We believe that our employees create our brand - with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:
-- ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Support the legal needs of SunPower's Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Solutions business
  • Draft, review and negotiate affiliate/value-added reseller agreements, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, subcontracts, operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements, service agreements, consulting agreements, solar power purchase agreements (PPA), equipment sales agreements, government grant agreements, and other company contracts.
  • Assist with the negotiation of financing agreements with various investors.
  • Advise on and provide support for real estate, permitting, regulatory and other issues associated with the development phase of solar energy projects.
  • Maintain and implement company contracts and assist with licensing processes.
  • Supervise other legal matters associated with C&I solar installations. RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Currently licensed to practice law;
    • 4+ years of legal experience, preferably in the energy, construction and/or power project development industries;
    • Capable of identifying and resolving legal and business issues, appropriately balancing legal issues with business risk in support of SunPowe r's business;
    • Must be self-motivated and comfortable in a fast-paced, high growth-company environment;
    • Must be able to coordinate and communicate complex legal issues to multiple groups and business units within and outside SunPower.
      Preferred requirements
      • Familiarity with structured and project finance transactions.
      • Experience in the legal fields of construction, including construction-related claims, energy Preferred location in Austin, TX, with consideration for SunPower offices in San Jose or Richmond, CA, with remote options available. Equal Employment Opportunity
        The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual's qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

        SunPower Supports EEO

        Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
        SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: jobs@sunpower.com. Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response. NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company's obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants--and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

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