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Job ID 20203
Offshore Wind

Legal Manager responsible for a flagship offshore wind project for a global offshore wind developer.

This is a full-time, permanent staff position based in Boston (hybrid).


The Legal Manager works across all aspects of offshore wind renewable energy project development, construction, and operations. You will provide support to project financing activities and the preparation and negotiation of, construction agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, engineering service agreements, consulting service agreements, purchase agreements, development agreements and other relevant documentation, all in accordance with company objectives and policies. The Legal Manager will also handle day to day project-related legal issues and provide legal expertise to project companies, and analyze exposure to risk factors while complying with departmental guidelines and all applicable laws in order to ensure that project documents and activities meet all applicable requirements.

  • Provide legal expertise and support to all staff in the development, execution, administration, and operations of offshore wind renewable energy projects.
  • Support and participate in the development of comprehensive ethics and compliance functions.
  • Ensure all issues brought to the attention of ethics and compliance functions are appropriately addressed.
  • Support the project teams of project companies throughout the development process by providing legal advice on issues as they arise and providing solutions that meet project objectives while complying with departmental guidelines.
  • Support project teams in establishing and supporting joint ventures.
  • Develop, review, and recommend changes to legal aspects of project documents to improve efficiency and risk mitigation.
  • Timely prepare, negotiate, and finalize various project agreements including construction agreements, interconnection agreements, engineering and consulting service agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, confidentiality agreements, filings and applications to various local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Manage external legal resources to ensure efficient and effective completion of tasks.
  • Coordinate efforts with other legal and management staff regarding corporate and project requirements to ensure maximum value and appropriate risk management.
  • Identify critical project risk issues and make recommendations to senior management regarding resolution/management.
  • Support project financing and sale processes, including assisting in due diligence efforts.
  • Additional duties as required.


  • Juris Doctorate.
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in at least one state.
  • Demonstrable in-house counsel or comparable law firm experience with emphasis on document drafting and negotiation.
  • Experience in the renewable energy industry, both solar and wind acceptable, offshore wind a preferred plus.
  • Capable of working independently and efficiently to meet the demands of the team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in project development handling development, construction, and operations of large projects.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of project development contracts including construction agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, engineering and consulting services agreements, confidentiality agreements, purchase agreements, and other relevant documentation along with the manner in which corporate entities operate and are organized within the power industry.
  • Project finance and/or tax equity financing experience preferred.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (Preferred).
  • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise. (Preferred).
  • Behaviors:
  • Ability to identify risks and propose alternative strategies in order to mitigate risks while accomplishing the preferred path forward for the project if possible.
  • Ability to multi-task and oversee multiple projects simultaneously with possible conflicting schedules.
  • Ability to work successfully in a dynamic team environment.
  • Ability and willingness to timely meet fluid and changing priorities.
  • Ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong planning, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills.
  • Strong ethical values and willingness to raise concerns to internal team members.

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