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Legal Counsel

Remote (Walnut Creek, CA)

Job Description


LEGAL COUNSEL

e-STORAGE is a subsidiary of Canadian Solar and a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. The Company offers its own proprietary LFP battery solution, comprehensive EPC services, and innovative solutions aimed at improving grid operations, integrating clean energy, and contributing to a sustainable future. e-STORAGE has successfully implemented over 3.3 GWh DC of battery energy storage solutions in various locations, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China. This significant accomplishment solidifies e-STORAGE's position as a key player in the global energy storage integration industry. Currently, the Company operates two fully automated, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with an annual production capacity of approaching 20 GWh. e-STORAGE is fully equipped to continue providing high-quality, scalable energy storage solutions and contribute to the widespread adoption of clean energy.
For additional information about e-STORAGE, visit www.csestorage.com
Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and has been listed on NASDAQ since 2006. It is now one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies. Canadian Solar is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development. Over the past 22 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 102 GW of premium-quality, solar photovoltaic modules to customers across the world. Likewise, since entering the project development business in 2010, Canadian Solar has developed, built, and connected over 9 GWp of solar power projects and over 3 GWh of battery storage projects across the world. Currently, the Company has approximately 700 MWp of solar power projects in operation, 8 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 17 GWp of projects in advanced and early-stage pipeline. In addition, the Company has a total battery storage project development pipeline of 52 GWh, including approximately 2 GWh under construction or in backlog, and an additional 50 GWh at advanced and early-stage development. Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry.
For additional information about Canadian Solar, visit www.canadiansolar.com
Position Title:
Legal Counsel Department: Legal Entity: e-Storage, US, Canada Reports To: Director & Associate General Counsel, Energy Storage Location: North America (remote) or Kitchener (Hybrid), Toronto or Calgary (remote)
Position Summary:

e-Storage is seeking an experienced lawyer to join its legal team to support its rapidly growing utility-scale energy storage business unit. The Legal Counsel’s role will focus on project contracts – including EPC contracts, equipment supply contracts, BESS Integrator contracts, long-term service contracts, warranties, and performance guarantees – but will also include a variety of other matters. The ideal candidate will be a confident self-starter with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively provide sound legal advice, exercise good business judgment, and work with senior management, outside counsel, and customers.
Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice on construction, corporate and commercial law matters in support of the energy storage business unit in North America.
  • Negotiate and draft EPC agreements, equipment supply agreements, subcontractor agreements, long-term services agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, product warranties, performance guarantees and various other contracts.
  • Assist with all aspects of project management and project execution, including drafting legal notices, change orders, interpreting contract language and providing strategic and business-oriented advice.
  • Litigation and dispute resolution management.
  • Coordinate and supervise outside counsel with a view to balancing legal costs with business goals.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong academic credentials and licensed to practice law in the US or Canada
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating construction and infrastructure contracts at a top-tier law firm and/or in-house legal department.
  • Experience working in the energy industry (ideally in renewable energy and/or energy storage) is preferred.
  • Experience and willingness to lead negotiation of complex commercial contracts.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within a dynamic team of motivated individuals.
  • Strong project management, organizational, research and analytical skills.
  • Strong drafting and negotiating experience.
  • Estimated travel requirements: 5-15%

Compensation & Benefits
:
Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary plus fully comprehensive benefits and performance bonus package based on an annual objective achievement. Our generous benefits package includes a 401(k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental/life/disability program, vacation, and sick days.
Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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