Assistant Counsel

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: Melville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 76124

PSEG Company: PSEG Long Island    

Salary Range: $ 125,700 - $ 211,900 

Incentive: PIP 20%   

Work Location Category: Remote Local  


PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

The responsibilities of the Assistant Counsel-Environmental for PSEG Long Island include advising and representing PSEG Long Island, as agent for the Long Island Power Authority d/b/a LIPA on environmental compliance, due diligence, licensing, permitting, site remediation and cost recovery litigation issues.  Additionally, the Assistant Counsel-Environmental will provide legal advice on proposed legislation and regulations, and collaborate with stakeholders to develop and implement advocacy strategies.  This role also includes assessing legal and business risks and recommending solutions and alternatives.

While this position will not entail direct management responsibilities over other employees, it will involve leading teams on projects as needed, including supervising the work of outside counsel and experts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Advising and representing PSEG Long Island, as agent for LIPA, in regulatory proceedings before the NYS Department of Public Service, the New York State Independent System Operator, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Providing legal counsel to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations
  • Providing legal advice on emerging state policies and regulations to align the company’s strategies with state regulatory policies
  • Collaborating closely with PSEG Long Island business areas on state legislative and advocacy matters
  • Directly representing the company and managing outside counsel in regulatory proceedings

Job Specific Qualifications


Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in New York
  • 5 to 10 years of relevant legal experience with a focus on environmental law and regulatory compliance


Required Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Strong academic background
  • Integrity; Customer/Client focus
  • Ability to work independently and possess exceptional planning and organizational skills


  • Prior representation of clients in the energy or utility sectors, whether as in-house counsel or at a major law firm preferred
  • Experience with federal and state environmental regulatory authorities
  • Ten (10) years of experience in environmental law
  • Academic background in science or engineering


Minimum Years of Experience

5 years of experience


Juris Doctorate in Law



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