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2 Mar 2014

Senior Counsel (Revenue) at SolarCity in Silicon Valley

Job Description

Job Description

The Senior Counsel-Revenue will report to SolarCity’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. This is a newly-created position due to the company’s strong growth and expansion.

The successful candidate has a minimum of seven to ten years of legal experience. A background that incorporates a mixture of law firm and in house experience is ideal. A strong background in power purchase agreements and/or alternative and renewable energy contracting is required. Experience in drafting partner, channel and procurement agreements would be looked upon favorably. Solar power industry experience, as well as experience with real property issues related to solar power development, would be looked upon very favorably.


  • Provide legal assistance to the Deputy General Counsel and SolarCity executives
  • Create and negotiate new contracts and products for both residential and commercial customers
  • Negotiate PPA’s (Power Purchase Agreements) and related agreements, including renewable energy credit purchase and sale contracts, site leases and other real estate issues relating to solar development
  • Liaise with outside counsel and respond to information requests as necessary
  • Support the legal needs of the marketing department. Handle disclosures and advise on various aspects of advertising and consumer law
  • Support the legal needs of the supply chain group, including procurement
  • Support the legal needs of the business development and sales groups including the creation and review of partner agreements and referral agreements
  • Create and implement SolarCity’s contracts and licensing processes to scale the contract/licensing process to help facilitate the company’s rapid growth
  • Ensure internal and external client deliverables are timely and accurate
  • Interact comfortably with SolarCity’s various departments and employees, ensuring that their legal needs are met and their questions answered
  • Assist in preparation of legal presentations
  • Assist in training other departments on legal issues


  • Results-driven, has a strong sense of urgency and is able to drive results
  • Fast-paced, yet detail oriented
  • Business-minded and comfortable in an environment where ROI matters
  • Intelligent and wise
  • Comfortable rolling up his/her sleeves and being hands-on
  • Proactive and comfortable both reporting to a manager, as well as working independently to achieve results
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with others
  • Comfort in an entrepreneurial environment where demands and priorities change rapidly
  • Robust organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to effectively interact with, influence and collaborate with other members of the SolarCity organization
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, high growth environment
  • Comfortable in an egalitarian, collaborative environment where the executives sit in cubes
  • A great sense of humor
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and a Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Admission to a U.S. State or the District of Columbia bar
  • A minimum of seven to ten years of work experience including several years as an Associate at a law firm, and four to five years of experience as in-house counsel
  • Experience in power, energy or cleantech sectors is a plus
  • Experience utilizing contract management systems and software is preferred


  • Paid training with the nation’s leader in solar power and energy efficiency
  • Great people committed to making the world a better place
  • Full benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401k plan and stock options
  • Career path opportunities for top performers
  • Holiday Parties, Earth Team community group, discount gym membership, and more!

How to Apply

The SolarCity team is smart, dedicated to our clients, open minded, fun, and composed of the solar and renewable energy industry’s best talent. If you want to join a rapidly growing, award-winning company with plenty of opportunities for upward mobility, we invite you to apply to SolarCity by using the link below.

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