Environmental Attorney
Tucson Electric Power     Tucson, AZ 85701
 Posted about 11 hours    

About Us
UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Our public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., power our economy by providing electric and gas service to nearly 700,000 customers in Arizona.

We embrace a spirit of giving, dedicated to improving quality of life in the communities we have served for generations, and in TEP’s case, since the 1890s. We’re building a cleaner, greener grid, with more wind and solar power than ever before, while maintaining safe, reliable, and affordable service.

Your Employer of Choice
Our culture is rooted in shared core values that define how we work and who we are. Our team of innovative professionals bring their authentic selves to work each day to power our vision and make a difference. Be Part of Our Story.

We create opportunities for employees to thrive through:

Continual growth: In an industry changing faster than ever before, our commitment to professional growth and leadership development means we never stop challenging ourselves to explore new possibilities.
Active Engagement: We support a collaborative environment, with peer-to-peer learning and employee-driven groups that foster an inclusive culture.
Total compensation: UNS Energy Corporation also offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, affordable individual and family health insurance plans, tuition assistance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

Job Description - Environmental Attorney
Environmental Attorney

UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. UNS Energy Corporation’s public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company (“TEP”), UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., provide electric and gas service to customers in southern and northern Arizona. For more information about UNS Energy Corporation, visit http://www.uns.com.

TEP provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 445,000 customers in Southern Arizona. We provide the energy behind Tucson’s economy. We also embrace a spirit of giving, dedicated to improving quality of life in the community we have served since the 1890s. We’re building a cleaner, greener grid, with more wind and solar power than ever before, while maintaining safe, reliable and affordable service. Our culture is rooted in shared core values and shaped by a team of innovative, dedicated and engaged professionals who power our vision and make a difference every day.

TEP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

We are currently seeking a talented, motivated and solution-focused individual for a mid-level to senior federal regulatory attorney position. The successful candidate will perform legal services required by TEP and its affiliated companies (collectively “Company”). The Company’s service territory is in Arizona and the successful candidate must be a Tucson, Arizona resident or willing to move to Tucson.
Hybrid work in Tucson available.

Position Description and Related Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Serves as federal regulatory counsel, providing advice and counsel to all levels of management and multiple corporate client groups primarily on matters subject to utility regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), state environmental agencies and other federal regulators.
Monitors new rulemaking and policies and performs research and analysis of the Company’s factual and legal position regarding various regulatory and related matters.
Analyzes applicable law and supports the development of strategies to mitigate risk and comply with existing and potential environmental and other federal regulation, including supporting the Company’s participation in regulatory and legal proceedings.
Advises and provides counsel on environmental legal matters such as air quality, water quality, wastes and byproducts (including coal combustion residuals and hazardous wastes), remediation, and spill or release response, with the assistance of outside counsel as needed.
Advises on discrete areas of utility-specific federal regulation (such as FCC licensing, pole attachments, and federal contracting).
Advises on and assists in the development, implementation and oversight of Company policies, procedures, and controls for compliance.
Provides necessary training to Company personnel to ensure overall corporate compliance.
Represents the Company in regulatory proceedings before the EPA and other state environmental and federal regulatory agencies that potentially may include motion practice, discovery, oral arguments, examining witnesses, preparing briefs, audit data requests and interviews of Company personnel, with support of outside counsel as determined appropriate.
Provides counsel on permitting and compliance matters, supporting the preparation and filing of various compliance documents.
Communicates and collaborates with personnel throughout the Company and external industry peers, trade organizations and regulators, as appropriate, representing the Company’s interest in industry initiatives, policies, regulatory filings, and compliance best practices, as well as fostering positive relationships across such organizations.
Contract review and negotiation related to assigned regulatory areas of responsibility.
Works with and manages outside legal counsel and consultants and budgets for the same.
May perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.)

Minimum Qualifications
Degree from ABA-accredited law school.
Admitted or ability to become admitted to practice law in the State of Arizona.
At least five (5) years of legal experience providing counsel on permitting, compliance and/or litigation matters arising under one or more major federal environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation & Recovery Act, and/or the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act, and related state programs.
Electric and gas utility experience preferred.
Experience counseling clients on compliance measures and advocacy strategy related to the Clean Air Act, including National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Regional Haze Program, Good Neighbor Program, New Source Review and Prevention of Significant Deterioration permitting and related implementing regulations preferred.
Experience with the regulation of Coal Combustion Residuals under subtitle D of the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act, climate disclosure regulation, and/or Arizona water rights law a plus.
Energy and natural resource law experience preferred.
Ability to travel on occasion as determined necessary for the relevant matter(s).
Superior written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking and organizational skills required; proven self-starter.
Please submit a cover letter with your application.

Pay Rate: Competitive pay based on qualifications and experience.

All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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Job Details


Field of Interest

Energy & Utilities

Employment Type

Full Time

Number of openings

1


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