ALLETE Clean Energy is a fast growing independent power producer delivering sustainable
energy solutions to customers across the United States. Headquartered on the shores of Lake
Superior, with renewable operations across the United States, ALLETE Clean Energy is the
second largest business unit wholly owned by ALLETE. Our entrepreneurial spirit and talented
team demonstrate our passion for clean energy each day, and have built a strong reputation for
quality clean energy project development, construction, creative deal making, renewable industry
thought leadership, efficient operations and trusted partnerships with customers, communities and industry counterparties.
As General Counsel and Secretary of ALLETE Clean Energy, you will report to ALLETE’s Vice
President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary and ALLETE Clean Energy President as part
of the ALLETE Clean Energy leadership team, with responsibility for the legal function and all
legal aspects of ALLETE Clean Energy. This is a key, highly visible position in which you will
provide advice, implement policies and procedures, and ensure compliance for a fast growing,
innovative clean energy company. As a key member of ALLETE Clean Energy’s leadership team,
you will make decisions on strategy and day-to-day business matters. You will work in
conjunction with outside counsel to provide necessary legal services to all elements of the
Company, including large business deals, such as acquisitions and financings. You will serve as
Secretary, and arrange for meetings of the Board of Directors. This role is located in ALLETE
Clean Energy’s Duluth, MN office.
Provide strategic legal advice with respect to various securities, corporate governance and
general corporate law matters.
Draft and negotiate transaction documents (e.g., PSA, MIPSA, APA, etc.).
Lead the negotiation, drafting, and critical review of agreements involving the sale or
purchase of equipment used in renewable energy projects.
Lead the negotiation, drafting and critical review of financing and security agreements.
Support project development, operations and maintenance, and asset management
departments of the Company by providing legal counsel and advice in the normal course of
Lead the negotiation, drafting and critical review of services agreements, including
construction service and turbine supply agreements.
Manage outside legal counsel engaged to represent the Company.
Ensure compliance with applicable organizational documents (articles of
incorporation/organization, bylaws/operating agreements and charters).
Oversee maintenance of corporate record books.
Assist with entity management, subsidiary governance, Secretary’s certificates and other
corporate secretary functions.
Assist with general corporate matters, including governance issues and corporate policies
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills.
Strong project management and organizational skills.
Strong research, investigative, and interpretation skills.
Excellent verbal and written (drafting) communication, negotiation, presentation, analytical
and problem-solving skills.
Holds self and others accountable to meet and exceed expectations and to deliver business
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, colleagues,
as well as internal and external contacts.
Ability to work independently, make decisions quickly, and communicate effectively.
Ability to articulate important legal concerns/principles to non-legal colleagues.
Results-oriented with ability to deliver within a fast-paced, execution-oriented environment.
Excellent influencing, facilitation and relationship building/partnership skills.
Ability to review and interpret policy and regulatory requirements and proposals
Juris Doctorate from ABA accredited law school required, and eligible to become licensed
Member in good standing of a State Bar Association required.
10+ years of in-house or large law firm experience required.
Experience working with public company Boards of Directors and executive-level
Prior experience working with renewable energy through either a law firm, in house legal
department, or government agency strongly preferred.
This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude.
Employer will not sponsor Visas for position.
External applicants must apply online via www.allete.com/careers.
ALLETE is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Employment selection and related
decisions are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, veteran status, disability, age, marital status, membership or activity in a local human
rights commission, status with regard to public assistance or any other protected class.
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