Pattern Energy Group

Manager, Paralegals

Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/27/2021 9:40 PM)
# of Openings
1
Category
Legal
Job ID
2021-1840

Overview

Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission.

 

The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

 

Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Tokyo, and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.

Responsibilities

Job Purpose

The Paralegal Manager is responsible for supporting the legal department of a fast paced, rapidly growing company with respect to a broad range of legal, transactional, compliance and administrative matters both in the United States and abroad.  The ideal candidate will have a proven track record working directly with in-house attorneys as an in-house corporate paralegal and will have demonstrated experience in entity management tasks including corporate governance, maintenance of corporate books and records, corporate policy implementation, supporting complex transactions as well as ongoing commercial contracts, and corporate secretary matters.  Must possess good judgment, good verbal skills, strong organizational abilities and a strong ability to prioritize a rapidly changing workload and operate independently with minimal supervision.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage one or more corporate paralegals to ensure consistency and accuracy of work product, timely responsiveness to requests, efficient allocation of work. This role also requires day to day supervision, mentoring and training of paralegal team members, including setting of annual goals and conducting performance reviews.
  • Managing the formation, maintenance, dissolution, acquisition and disposition of companies, including drafting documents based on existing templates, preparing and maintaining charter documents and foreign qualifications, business registrations and powers of attorney, timely filing statutory reports in all necessary jurisdictions and coordinating with local counsel for non-US companies.
  • Act as corporate secretary for various Pattern Energy Group subsidiaries, including preparing and maintaining minute books and other corporate records, coordinating matters relating to board and shareholder meetings, preparing minutes and written consents in a variety of US and non-US jurisdictions, gathering approvals and signatures, ensuring that all Pattern Energy Group companies maintain good standing status in various jurisdictions, responding to requests from internal personnel for corporate records and information.
  • Support legal team in handling transactional matters including preparing officer’s certificates and resolutions, providing structure charts using Microsoft PowerPoint, obtaining good standing certificates, coordinating with outside counsel to ensure smooth transaction closings, responding to extensive know-your-customer and other regulatory requests of financing counterparties.
  • Participate in strategic initiatives as needed including preparing and organizing documents, providing due diligence support, data room management, and liaising with third parties.
  • Coordinate responses to requests by internal and external auditors and maintain records in data room used by external auditors to track corporate minutes and consents.
  • Maintain global organization chart using PowerPoint and authorized signatories list for all Pattern Energy Group companies.
  • Project-specific work as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Provide high level paralegal and administrative support with minimal supervision; demonstrate exceptional organizational skills and handle various legal tasks with strong attention to detail. Must have strong written and oral communication skills, ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously within a fast paced environment. 

Qualifications

Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Paralegal certificate or equivalent experience required.  Notary certification a plus.

Required Work Experience

  • Minimum of 7-10 years in-house corporate paralegal experience required.  Experience supporting international operations is desirable.

Additional Requirements

Must possess strengths in the following areas:

  • Experience managing other employees and fostering a team environment.
  • Exceptional organization skills, strong self-motivator with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent time and deadline management skills in fast paced environment, able to juggle multiple projects and reprioritize quickly and efficiently.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization in a positive, collaborative manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including familiarity with common legal terminology.
  • Must be able to uphold highest standards of discretion and confidentiality and exercise good judgment on day-to-day decisions.
  • Flexibility in work hours and responsibilities, willingness to work evenings or weekends to assist with closings and during high activity periods.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat required, experience with SharePoint and Workshare Compare a plus.

Pattern Energy Group is an equal opportunity employer

 

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