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Counsel (Environmental)-Flexible Location

Company: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Location: Oakland
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID# 134302Job Category: LegalJob Level: AttorneyBusiness Unit: General Counsel and Ethics & ComplianceJob Location: OaklandDepartment OverviewThe Law Department provides timely, efficient and business-focused legal services to the company. The Law Department's substantive legal activities fall into the following categories: Litigation, Regulatory, Transactions and Corporate Services. The Land and Environmental team within our Regulatory category provides litigation and pre-litigation, regulatory, and transactional support to clients across a broad spectrum of matters. Position SummaryThe Counsel will work in the Law Department, reporting to the Managing Counsel for Regulatory, Land and Environment within the PG&E Law Department. The Counsel will have the opportunity to advise clients within PG&E's Environmental Management, Remediation, Corporate Real Estate, and Land Management organizations, as well as the Company's operational Lines of Business, on a broad range of environmental matters including:
* licensing and permitting of utility construction projects and operations and maintenance activities;
* CPUC vs. local jurisdiction over utility activities;
* compliance with federal and state environmental laws including those related to air quality, water quality, protected species, hazardous substances and hazardous waste, and climate change;
* investigation and remediation of contaminated sites; and enforcement defense, including citizen suit litigation under federal environmental laws such as the Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.Workload permitting, the Counsel will also be provided opportunities to develop expertise in other areas of law, including but not limited to land rights and regulatory proceedings
Job Responsibilities* Work with PG&E's Environmental organization and Lines of Business on interpretation of environmental regulations and permit requirements.
* Provide timely and business-focused advice and counsel to PG&E's Environmental organization and Lines of Business on licensing and permitting, compliance with environmental regulations, environmental remediation, enforcement defense, and related matters.
* Research, review, interpret, and provide advice and counsel on state and federal statutes, administrative regulations, decisional authority, tariffs, and any other relevant legal sources as they apply to specific utility situations.
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
* J.D. from an accredited law school.
* Registered In-House Counsel permit, California (if applicable).
* 6-year legal experience or other industry experience relevant to the position.
* 3-year experience as a practicing attorney.
* Active Bar Admission, California.Desired:* 6 or more years as a practicing attorney.

Keywords: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Oakland , Counsel (Environmental)-Flexible Location, Other , Oakland, California

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