Associate General Counsel, Business Operations

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Berkeley, CA or Pittsburgh, PA or Somerville, MA, USA

Posted on: 2023-08-01

Category: renewables

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About the company:

Form Energy is developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric grid year-round. Our pioneering battery technology will entirely reshape the global electric system and give it new form.

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We’re always looking for outstanding people to join our team. If you’re interested, please visit

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.

Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow? 

Role Description
As Form Energy transforms the grid, we are seeking a talented and experienced hands-on in house attorney to join our growing legal team. This role reports directly to the Deputy General Counsel. You will be responsible for handling a variety of legal transactions with a focus on our business and commercial operations. 

You will play a central role in scaling legal support at Form Energy to the next level as we expand and grow. The ideal candidate is a skilled communicator possessing strong attention to detail, energized by a wide array of day-to-day legal issues in a fast-paced environment.


The Pennsylvania salary range for this role is $222,170-$281,395. The Massachusetts salary range for this role is $244,385-$309,535. The California salary range for this role is $255,495-$323,605. The range listed is what we reasonably expect to pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and may be modified in the future. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.

Besides joining a community of people working to make the world better, Form Energy commits to you equitable compensation, stock options, and offers a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need to thrive.

We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page

At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

What You'll Do:

  • Serve as a key legal point of contact to our Business Operations teams and work closely with business partners to draft, review and negotiate a broad range of contracts, including NDAs, supply chain agreements, commercial transactions, strategic partnership, and vendor and professional services agreements
  • Drive agreements to completion while working cross-functionally and soliciting input, feedback and approvals from business stakeholders as appropriate
  • Support an extremely fast-moving business with tight deadlines while providing diligent and exemplary work product
  • Own, improve and/or develop contract processes, policies, procedures and templates to allow our team to scale
  • Support the development of policies, procedures, and training to support a global business.
  • Perform special projects and other legal responsibilities as assigned by the General Counsel and your manager to meet the company’s business needs.
  • What You'll Bring:

  • At least six years of relevant experience as a transactional lawyer, which can consist of a combination of work at a law firm or in-house legal department, preferably in the energy industry
  • JD from an accredited law school and membership in at least one state Bar in good standing
  • Can-do attitude, sense of ownership, and dedication to excellent client service
  • High emotional intelligence and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sound practical and business judgment with a focus on effectively minimizing risks while achieving business objectives
  • Proven track record of learning quickly, taking initiative, working proactively and collaboratively, being resourceful and taking on additional responsibility as the need arises
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and develop creative and pragmatic solutions for complex and evolving issues in a rapidly changing environment
  • A willingness to provide and receive feedback
  • Demonstrates consistently good judgment and impeccable integrity 
  • Consistently good judgment, an unmatched work ethic, impeccable integrity, and a team-first attitude.
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