Counsel - Project Development & Acquisition

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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 4/20/2017

Sempra Infrastructure, LLC San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


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External Description:

Primary Purpose:

The Counsel will be responsible for providing legal support on a wide variety of transactional matters for Sempra Energy s LNG and U.S. natural gas and renewables businesses. The transactional matters include the acquisition, development, construction and financing of major LNG, natural gas and renewables infrastructure projects, and the drafting and negotiating of documents with respect to such transactions, focusing on project acquisition, development and financing.


* Assist in structuring, negotiating and documenting a variety of complex and ordinary course energy infrastructure transactions, including recourse and non-recourse financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, project development agreements, commercial contracts and other business arrangements.

* Coordinate, implement and monitor legal services to the Business Units to facilitate and achieve Business Unit objectives, including working closely with internal and external counsel, along with the senior managers of the Business Units.

* Assist in reporting internally to the Law Department management and/or Business Unit General/Chief Counsel.

External Qualifications:



* Requires a Bachelor's degree and J.D. or L.L.B. from an accredited law school.

* Member in good standing of a US State Bar, with a preference for CA, NY or TX.

* At least 4 years of post-qualification experience, with the demonstrated experience in project development and finance and project acquisitions.

* Project development experience in the energy industry is preferred.

* Experience with a well-established law firm with an international project development and finance practice.


* Able to analyze complex business situations and develop recommendations which meet the company s legal and business needs.

* Ability to prioritize conflicting demands from multiple business clients in a fast paced environment while paying attention to detail.
Proven communication, and interpersonal skills, ability to work well independently and in a team setting. * Ability to interface effectively with all levels of a complex organization; ability to build excellent working relationships within multiple working groups.

* Ability to travel.

* Ability to relocate to San Diego.

* Spanish language skills are not required but are desirable.

United States

Work Location:
488 8th Ave

San Diego

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


Sempra Energy was founded to capitalize on new opportunities in competitive energy markets. The company’s ongoing focus is to enhance shareholder value and meet customer needs by sustaining the financial strength, operational flexibility and skilled workforce needed to succeed in rapidly changing market conditions. Sempra Energy is a Fortune 500 energy services company, based in San Diego, Calif., that combines deep industry expertise with rigorous risk management to deliver superior shareholder returns. In 2013, Sempra Energy produced revenues of approximately $10.5 billion.

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5,001-10,000 Employees
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101 Ash St
San Diego, CA 92101

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