Senior Legal Counsel

July 15, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type


As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices.  Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge.  Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!


  • Structures, drafts, negotiates and facilitates commercial and industrial customer gas and electricity supply contracts, NASEBs, and other legal documents related to our downstream (retail) commercial and industrial business.
  • Negotiate EEIs, NAESBs and ISDAs.
  • Provide support and counsel to all functional teams within the C&I business.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the Company’s North American operations.
  • Advise internal clients on complex business issues, compliance or risk assessment and work to develop business solutions to eliminate corporate risks.
  • Supervise outside counsel as necessary.

Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of working in a fast-paced environment with a high-volume workload.
  • Experience in the energy supply industry or other highly regulated industries.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly to assist a non-legal audience in understanding complex legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent risk assessment and problem-solving skills.
  • Clear understanding and adherence to ethical principles, company values, code of conduct and policies.
  • Ability to manage a high-volume workload


  • JD degree from ABA accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in PA, NJ, TX or another state

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 7+ years of legal experience in a corporation or law firm
  • Proven track record of working in a fast paced/high stress environment
  • Certifications:
  • JD degree from ABA accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in PA, NJ, TX or another state

Work Environment:

  • Open office environment.
  • Travel Requirements:
  • Approximately 10% travel

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability  Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.  

Official description on file with Human Resources.

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