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Summer / Fall Law Clerk – Renewable Energy

The Company

Scout Clean Energy is a leading US renewable energy developer, owner and operator headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Scout is developing a MW portfolio of over 5,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 11 US states.  Scout is an owner-operator with expertise in all aspects of renewable power project development, permitting, power marketing, finance, construction and asset management. Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners.

Scout is made up of wind energy industry veterans who are making a difference in our world. Our team’s work ethic is second to none. We identify problems, create solutions, and deliver them professionally to our customers, stakeholders, partners and one another. We do the right thing when no one is looking because we are committed to our collective success and because we believe that our uncompromising integrity is key to the collaborative relationships that drive our business.

 

Position Summary Description

As the Law Clerk, you will develop a basic understanding of the legal foundations of a renewable energy project developer and owner. You will deploy your outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail to create a more efficient method for accessing information about Scout’s legal agreements. The Law Clerk will report directly to the General Counsel.

 

You will be responsible for developing a database of executed contracts and providing support on a range of other legal tasks. The organization resulting from your work will help Scout’s Legal team build a strong foundation for the firm’s future growth. Key tasks will include the following:

 

  • Reviewing existing non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), master service agreement (MSAs), and master consulting service agreements (MCSAs), among other contracts.
  • Identifying key terms and conditions, major deviations from standard agreements, and any other issues of concern.
  • Where appropriate, make strategic recommendations to manage risk.

Beyond these contract duties, additional tasks may include the following:

  • Completing policy and legal research projects for Director-Level team members.
  • Reviewing and redlining NDAs and other standard contracts.
  • Observing relevant discussions with the development, construction, and financing teams as possible.

Furthermore, you will be exposed to the energy industry and the complicated regulatory ecosystem within which it resides, as well as the role of in-house counsel.

 

The time commitment for this internship is fairly flexible. We anticipate that the Law Clerk will work approximately 20 hours per week during the summer and 10 hours per week while classes are in session. The Law Clerk will earn $20 per hour.

 

Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing a law degree
  • Interest in business law or the energy industry.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Detail-oriented with superior organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a flat organization, successfully leveraging the expertise of multiple colleagues in different lines of reporting.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

 

Characteristics of Successful Scout Team Members

  • Ethical professional who does the right thing even when it is difficult.
  • Resourceful self-motivator with exceptional leadership and organizational skills.
  • Perpetual learner with the ability to solve problems and make informed decisions quickly.
  • Work Ethic. Productive team member who desires to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment to meet deadlines and get things done.
  • Team Focus. Purpose-driven colleague with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working across organizational boundaries to deliver on shared team goals.

 

Job Type: Part-Time
Job Location: Boulder, Colorado (This internship will initially take place partially remotely and partially in office.)

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@scoutcleanenergy.com.

For more information:  www.scoutcleanenergy.com

 

LOCATION Boulder, CO TYPE Part-time REQUIREMENTS Currently pursuing a law degree.

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4865 Sterling Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301, USA