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Senior Legal Counsel

General Information:

Hitachi Energy USA has an opening for a Legal Counsel.  Hitachi Energy North America is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. and this position can be either located in Raleigh or fully remote.  This is an excellent opportunity for a legal professional who will have responsibility for supporting the growing business needs for Hitachi Energy.  You will be responsible for providing sound legal advice and counsel while implementing global strategy within the area of legal affairs.  You will assist in the development and implementation of business-focused legal strategies that drive increased order volume for the Company while simultaneously protecting against significant risks to the Business. You will guide and counsel stakeholders to ensure comprehension and coordination of the necessary legal measures to ensure the successful operation of the various Company Businesses. You will report directly to the Head of Legal, North America.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and counsel to Hitachi Energy management and manages disputes as needed.
  • Draft and negotiate various types of commercial and complex agreements and contracts in collaboration with Region/Country Legal/Integrity Manager and relevant business managers.
  • Participate in Risk Reviews according to Company and Business directives and instructions.
  • Anticipate and identify legal issues of concern to management and proactively contribute to effective legal strategies and practical solutions.
  • Ensure good corporate governance in the area of accountability at country level, support implementation of the Code of Conduct and on-going integrity training and assist in investigation and resolution of any integrity issues that arise as directed.
  • Assist with implementation of both local and Group legal and integrity directives and instructions and monitor on-going integrity.
  • Manage outside counsel.
  • Provide legal training and awareness for employees in the business as directed.
  • Assist Business colleagues and Head of Legal in cost-effective and timely resolution of business disputes and lawsuits.
  • Coordinate, as needed, with Legal colleagues for other Businesses.
  • Act with a high degree of initiative and independence to identify and recommend appropriate courses of action.
  • Provide advice to meet strategic goals and to protect business reputation, interests and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Ongoing monitoring of applicable laws, regulations and policies.
  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your Background:

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school and bar admission in North Carolina or other State Bar; at least 8 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
  • Need to be practical and business-minded with an ability to present a business partner with real-world, pragmatic advice. Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment is also needed.
  • Significant experience providing legal advice concerning product liability issues and commercial litigation.
  • Experience with global legal matters preferred.
  • Sound legal judgment in developing and implementing legal solutions.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Comprehensive understanding of business matters.
  • A results-oriented professional with strong common sense and superior business acumen.
  • Understanding of technical concepts and an interest in technology.
  • Experience interacting with regulators, clients and customers with respect to incidents, vulnerabilities, audits or other related inquiries.
  • The ability to be recognized as an independent and respected legal advisor, and ability to work in a complex, matrix structure where cooperation is often gained through influence rather than through direct command.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage a significant workload.
  • Strong leadership and independent decision-making ability.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to compile and analyze regulatory and business information, assess risk, and provide resolutions or recommendations for process improvement.
  • Highly collaborative individual with ability to influence others and build strong professional relationships.
  • Ability to use creativity and influence to meet and overcome resistance to change.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and analytical skills are required.
Sede Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Tipo di lavoro Full time
Esperienza Experienced
Funzione lavorativa Legal, Compliance & Audit
Contratto Regular
Data di pubblicazione 2024-04-24
Numero di riferimento R0047812

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

Hitachi Energy is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome you to apply and want you to know that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, protected veterans' status or any other legally protected characteristic. For more information regarding your EEO rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites here and here. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi Energy career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi Energy HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to: [email protected]. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.