The Corporate Counsel provides legal support for Vestas, the established global provider of wind power plant solutions, in the United States and Canada. The department is responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating wind power plant sales, operations and maintenance, and other related agreements; effectively coordinating external counsel; interacting with global legal and business colleagues on multi-jurisdictional transactions and initiatives; and advising clients on complex transactions and interesting legal issues. This position will support Vestas' sales, construction, and servicing of offshore wind power plants.
Draft, review and negotiate complex agreements that accurately reflect the commercial and legal decisions and comply with company guidelines and preferences.
Effectively coordinate external counsel on innovative and complex sales and service transactions.
Evaluate complex situations and provide practical, timely and accurate legal advice.
Work closely and effectively with General Counsel, senior management, other company lawyers and employees of all levels and cultures within a global organization.
Exhibit solid judgment and possess effective leadership, decision-making, critical reasoning, and communication skills.
Develop and implement programs to educate and train business teams on legal issues.
Develop and implement systems, processes, guidelines and forms to increase the efficiency of the delivery of legal services.
Assist in setting and implementing strategic goals and tactics.
Perform other tasks as required.
J.D from an accredited law school, admission to state bar, and ability to practice law.
At least seven years of experience practicing law.
Experience with complex transactions.
Client service orientation.
Solid negotiating, drafting, and communication skills.
Flexibility with travel based on company needs and goals.
Experience in the energy, capital equipment, construction, real estate, or technology industries. (Preference)
Ability to effectively influence and communicate within all levels of a global organization, as well as with external customers.
Ability to excel in an exciting and complex work environment.
Ability to prioritize among competing urgent matters and allocate resources for maximum impact.
Ability to examine complex problems and apply legal principles, facts and precedents to recommend adoption of an effective, practical and proper course of action.
Additional Salary Information: bonus offered
Wind. It means the world to us.™
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with +136 GW of wind turbines in 84 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.
Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and +117 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 29,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.