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Senior Counsel (BHE GT&S)

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219

Company: Dominion Energy

Berkshire Hathaway’s commitment to building a stronger energy future is matched by our commitment to our employees who will make it a reality. Our employees are integral to our success and work hard to exceed customer expectations. We provide fulfilling employment opportunities, are committed to attracting and retaining the best employees, and support an environment that reflects the diversity of our communities.

 

On November 1, 2020, Dominion Energy sold its gas transmission and storage business to Berkshire Hathaway Energy. In light of this transaction, the application process and benefits package are temporarily shared by Dominion Energy and BHE Pipeline Group while the full integration of the gas transmission and storage business into BHE Pipeline Group is ongoing. Please note: when applying to a BHE GT&S position, some correspondence and documentation throughout the application and selection process will come from, or reference, Dominion Energy.  If you have any questions or concerns through the BHE GT&S application process, please reach out to BHEPGStaffing@dominionenergy.com.

 

At this time, BHE GT&S cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position. 


Job Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company has recently acquired the natural gas transmission and storage businesses of Dominion Energy.  This new Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company platform, BHE GT&S, LLC, is seeking an experienced energy transactional attorney to provide legal support for a variety of energy related matters including support for its LNG business unit and its natural gas producer services group.  This position will be located in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The senior counsel provides legal advice to the BHE GT&S companies. 
  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates legal documents such as contracts, service agreements and other types of documents with legal implications.  
  • Counsels and advises clients on legal matters, and participates in the preparation of strategies to support the respective companies’ business plan. 
  • Provides clients with legal and risk analyses, and recommended course of action. 
  • Responsibilities will include the review, preparation and negotiation of energy commodity purchase and sale agreements, transportation agreements and related ancillary agreements. 
  • Additional duties will be providing counsel in regard to risk management/credit matters including the review, preparation and negotiation of guaranty agreements and letters of credit. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

This position will be filled at the Senior Counsel level which is typically demonstrated by 7 or more years of related experience.  In addition, the preferred candidate should process the following: 

  • Good analyst, advocate, and presenter of legal points
  • Require little supervision
  • Independent judgment, and initiative, and ability to work directly with clients

 

Preferred Experience, Skills & Abilities

  • Direct experience in the LNG and natural gas industries is preferred. 
  • The ideal candidate will have an extensive background and experience in energy marketing and trading contracts including NAESB and ISDA form agreements, natural gas transportation agreements, and LNG purchase and sale agreements. 
  • The preferred candidate would also have experience providing counsel in regard to risk management/credit matters including the review, preparation and negotiation of guaranty agreements and letters of credit.

Education Requirements

Education Level: Required: Juris Doctor , Disciplines: Required: Law

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

State law license required.

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

Export Control


Certain positions at BHE GT&S may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in BHE GT&S limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

 

Other Information


We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here dombenefits.com.

 

BHE GT&S is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.  We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran, or disability status.  Our values guide us in accordance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities.


 


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