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Senior Counsel (BHE GT&S)

Date: Apr 15, 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


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


Job Summary

BHE GT&S seeks 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 is located in Richmond, Virginia or – subject to mutual agreement with key clients – at one of BHE GT&S’ existing offices located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, or Bridgeport, West Virginia.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Senior Counsel provides legal advice to BHE GT&S companies. Typical responsibilities include:

• Drafts, reviews and negotiates legal documents such as
        o energy commodity purchase and sale contracts,
        o transportation service agreements,
        o guaranty agreements and letters of credit, and
        o other types of documents with legal implications. 
• Counsels and advises clients on legal matters such as
       o preparation of strategies to advance the companies’ business plan,
       o legal and risk analyses and recommended courses of action, and
       o advice in risk management/credit matters.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The Senior Counsel level is typically demonstrated by 7 or more years of related experience.  The preferred candidate will possess the following strengths: 

  • Clear analyst, advocate and presenter of legal points
  • Independent judgment and initiative
  • Ability to work directly with clients


Preferred Experience, Skills & Abilities

  • Direct experience in the LNG and natural gas industries. 
  • 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. 
  • Experience 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


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.


Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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