Sr. Legal Counsel (e-STORAGE)

Melbourne, Australia
12 days ago
Full time role

Company

Founded in 2001 in Ontario Canada, Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is as a global energy provider with successful business subsidiaries ...

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Job Description


 

About Us

Canadian Solar is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of solar cells, modules, custom-designed solar power applications and battery energy storage system products. Canadian Solar is also a developer, constructor and operator of utility scale solar powered electrical plants and battery energy storage systems. Canadian Solar’s world-class team of professionals works closely with our customers to provide them with solutions for all their solar and energy storage needs. Founded in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the world’s fastest-growing companies in the solar industry and has been listed on the NASDAQ since  November 2006.

 

Our culture and people are our most important assets and a key source of our competitive advantage. We strive to “Make the Difference” in our work by cultivating a corporate culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and creating a lasting positive impact on society and the communities where we operate. 

As a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, e-STORAGE is a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. At the core of the e-STORAGE platform is SolBank a self manufactured, lithium-iron phosphate chemistry-based battery engineered for utility-scale applications. Through our innovative solutions, we aim to optimize grid operations, promote clean energy integration, and foster a more resilient and sustainable energy landscape.

Job Title: Sr. Legal Counsel

Department: Legal

Location: Melbourne, Australia (Hybrid work model)

Entity: CSI Energy Storage

Reports To: Director & Associate General Counsel, Energy Storage

 

Position Summary

Canadian Solar is seeking an experienced lawyer to join its legal team to support its rapidly growing utility-scale energy storage business unit. The Sr. 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, regulatory, general corporate and commercial law matters in the Australia and other jurisdictions globally (through engagement with local legal counsel).
  • 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.

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Strong academic credentials and licensed to practice law in the Australia.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating EPC/Construction 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, but not required.
  • 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%

 

 

Founded in 2001 in Ontario Canada, Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is as a global energy provider with successful business subsidiaries ...

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