This is an attorney position with the Federal Energy Regulatory Affairs section of the Legal Department of Entergy Services, Inc. Federal Energy Regulatory Affairs is responsible for providing legal and regulatory services to the electric utility, generation, and power marketing affiliates of Entergy Corporation. The practice of this attorney will concentrate on compliance with NERC reliability standards and representing Entergy and its affiliates in audits and investigations conducted by SERC, NERC, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Among other duties, the attorney will provide day-to-day regulatory and legal advice on compliance with NERC reliability standards, participate in rulemaking proceedings related to the reliability standards, and provide strategic and legal advice regarding key business initiatives designed to minimize the risks of noncompliance. In addition to NERC compliance responsibilities, the attorney will also participate in regulatory, litigation, and policy matters before the FERC, such as transactions subject to Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, rate filings under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act, wholesale power markets and regional transmission organizations, and regulatory litigation. Depending on level of experience, the attorney will assume lead responsibility for various matters and/or assist other in-house regulatory attorneys on various matters. This position may be filled as a Counsel or Senior Counsel position depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.
A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school is required.
A minimum of three (3) years of legal experience involving NERC reliability standards and enforcement matters before NERC and/or FERC is mandatory.
Preferred-Experience: Three (3) to eight (8) years of legal experience involving NERC reliability standards and enforcement matters before NERC and/or FERC is preferred. Experience with other compliance and enforcement matters is highly desired.
License in good standing in a state with a mandatory license requirement
Strong academic record or equivalent practice record
In-depth knowledge of, and experience with, the electric utility industry
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to quickly learn applicable law in a broad range of areas
Strong negotiating skills and the ability to think creatively, strategically, and tactically
Good computer research skills
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power.
Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.