Finance Counsel at The AES Corporation

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AES Clean Energy is a leader in clean energy development and one of the largest renewable energy IPPs in the country. Last year AES combined all of its clean energy business segments, including AES Distributed Energy and sPower, into a new division called AES Clean Energy. The newly-combined legal team consists of 21 attorneys and 3 paralegals. This position will play an important role within the legal group focusing primarily on tax equity and debt project financing transactions. This position requires a high level of expertise with the ability to clearly communicate, identify and mitigate risks and manage outside counsel.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Attend to all aspects and issues related to renewable project development and financing, with a special focus on financing of solar, solar plus storage, stand-alone storage and wind projects.
  • Structure, draft, review and effectively negotiate tax equity and debt financing documentation, including portfolio financing structures with multiple projects being funded under the same construction debt, back-leverage debt, and tax equity partnership documents.
  • Support senior members of the legal team and members of the finance team on corporate and project finance transactions.
  • Structure, draft, review and effectively negotiate power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement and construction contracts and other project-related documents.
  • Effectively and efficiently engage and manage outside counsel.

Desired Experience and Skills:
  • 2 - 5 years of renewable energy experience, preferably at a major law firm or sophisticated in-house legal group.
  • Experience in finance and project-related documentation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of duties and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Smart, decisive, organized, methodical, biased toward action.

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • J.D. from an accredited law school

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.
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The AES Corporation operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Arlington, VA and Indianapolis, IN. The AES Corporation was founded in 1981. It has 10000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Performance Bonus, Remote Work Program. To see all 3 open jobs at The AES Corporation, click here.
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