Contracts Counsel

Number of employees

1010

Arlington, VA, USA, United States

Posted on: 2023-10-19

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
For more information, visit our website, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter. To stay up to date on the latest industry insights, sign up for Fluence's Full Potential Blog.
 
OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

The Contracts Counsel will have a front-line role in negotiating, drafting and administering Fluence’s contracts with customers and suppliers.  This position offers an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the complex commercial arrangements of a global organization and the Americas legal department. 

Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.

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Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

As Contracts Counsel at Fluence you will:

  • In collaboration with Sales and Commercial Project Management, you will help negotiate equipment sale agreements, EPC contracts, long-term services agreements, software agreements (SaaS), procurement agreements and a variety of other commercial arrangements.
  • You will have a lead role in drafting the aforementioned contracts, with assistance from the commercial, technical and other legal personnel involved in each project.
  • You will provide support for the documentation involved in making commercial offers and RFP responses.
  • You will help to create, manage and update the company’s contract templates and provide input to risk profiles.
  • You will assist in the handover of projects from the contracting team to the implementation team, by properly assembling, archiving and summarizing the documents.
  • Most Fluence people wear multiple hats.  On any given day you might provide overflow legal support on a variety of topics including claims and disputes.  Nobody at Fluence says “that’s not my job!” 
  • What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • You are responsible, agile, leading and fun. (Hint: these are Fluence’s core values, and we mean it. Seriously.)
  • You have a minimum of 3 years (preferably 5+ years) experience as a front-line negotiator of complex commercial transactions.  A meaningful of amount of that experience has involved sitting “first chair” in contract negotiations.  You enjoy boring your family and friends with your vast knowledge of payment terms, logistics, warranty clauses and liability limitations.
  • You have a minimum of 3 years (preferably 5+ years) experience drafting complex commercial contracts.  You eat contracts for breakfast and can write them in your sleep.
  • You preferably bring experience in industrial equipment, construction or utility projects.  If your experience comes from the renewable energy or energy storage sector including any experience with EPC contracts, we might think you are very fancy indeed. However, we care more about your ninja-like contracting skills than what industry or position you come from.
  • You have excellent judgment, both in business and interpersonal matters, except you like lawyers. People sometimes tell you “Wow, I didn’t know lawyers could be cool.”
  • You have impeccable ethics and a commitment to compliance and safety. (We don’t make jokes about compliance or safety.)
  • You exude strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and a highly self-motivated work style. In a room full of industrial-grade rock stars, you’ll blend in like a chameleon.
  • Are licensed to practice law and eligible to legally work in the location where you live.  
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