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Senior Counsel

Date: Nov 28, 2018

Location: Newark, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  52288 

Job Function/Category:  Legal 

Employment Type:  Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.


Advise and represent PSEG Companies in all matters regulated by federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations. Provide advice with respect to environmental compliance, licensing, permitting, site remediation and environmental cleanup cost recovery litigation issues, and due diligence. Assess risks and recommend solutions and alternatives.
The position will not have direct management responsibilities over any other employees, but will be expected to be able to lead teams on projects as needed, including supervising the work of outside counsel and experts and internal paralegals. 


•Monitor and advise with respect to proposed law and regulations impacting operations
•Advise with respect to regulatory compliance
•Represent the PSEG entities before courts and regulatory/administrative bodies 
•Provide transactional support/drafting/editing contracts
•Address site remediation issues
•Provide subject matter expertise and recommendations on public relations and local political issues

• Undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate. 
• Must be licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey. 
• Minimum of 5 years experience in environmental law. 
• Knowledge of environmental legal practice area. 
• Knowledge of energy industry, business, compliance, and regulatory matters.
• Must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity.

Required Skills, Competencies, Education or Experience:

• Excellent oral and written communication skills; 
• Strong negotiation and advocacy skills 
• Integrity; Customer/Client focus 
• Strong academic background. 

• Ability to work independently and possess exceptional planning and organizational skills


Desired Skills, Competencies, Education or Experience:


• Prior representation of clients in the energy production or utility sectors.
• Experience with matters arising under the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts and with site remediation and environmental cost recovery issues.
• Knowledge of energy industry, business, compliance and regulatory matters.
• Strong academic background. Experience with federal and state environmental regulatory authorities. Ability to foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Customer/client focused.
• 5 years of experience in environmental law. Knowledge of environmental legal practice area. Strong negotiation and advocacy skills. Ability to work independently and possess exceptional planning and organizational skills




As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

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Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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