Assistant General Counsel, Project Finance


Chicago, IL, US, 60654 Austin, TX, US, 78701


RWE Clean Energy, LLC 



Reporting to the Head of M&A/Finance/Corporate Law, the Assistant General Counsel – Project Finance will focus on tax equity transactions and provide transactional legal support to utility-scale onshore and offshore wind energy, solar energy, and energy storage transactions in the U.S.  Depending on the individual’s background and interests, the role may also include a variety of other matters supporting renewable energy transactions in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Chile.



  • Providing transactional legal support for the company’s tax equity transactions including reviewing and/or negotiating membership interest purchase and sale  agreements, limited liability agreements for the partnership, and ancillary documents
  • Working with corporate and tax personnel to structure corporate ownership and draft related contributions, distributions and assignment agreements
  • Structuring, negotiating, drafting, and/or reviewing various inter-affiliate offtake, business services, O&M and energy services agreements
  • Assisting in prepathe ration of data rooms, preparing disclosure schedules and coordinating with other legal and senior management staff to prepare responses to investor questions
  • Collaborating and coordinating legal workload, including coordinating with real estate, project development, commercial/trading and other internal and external legal teams to ensure agreements are financeable
  • Supporting communications with outside counsel, tax equity investors and consultants
  • Identifying critical project risks and making recommendations
  • Managing outside legal counsel



  • A law degree is required (J.D. or equivalent) from an ABA-Accredited Law School and an active attorney license in at least one U.S. jurisdiction
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a transaction lawyer in the renewable space, including specific legal knowledge and experience in solar and/or wind matters - or - at least 10 years experience as a project finance or structured finance lawyer in the energy industry
  • Ability to identify risks and propose solutions to mitigate risks
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work successfully in a dynamic team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and writing skills
  • Proficient in Windows environment, MS Office, Outlook and Excel; technically savvy
  • This position does not require a tax or real estate background
  • Knowledge of renewable energy investment, energy tax credits and government incentive programs preferred
  • Familiarity with EPC, O&M, or energy offtake agreements, energy transmission, and/or energy regulation preferred
  • Combination of training with a top tier law firm and in-house counsel experience preferred
  • Experience in advising senior management preferred


Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

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

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

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