Assistant General Counsel

Assistant General Counsel

Wall Corporate Office, 1415 Wyckoff Rd, Wall, New Jersey, United States of America Req #1291

Energize your future at New Jersey Resources (NJR). We are a Fortune 1000 employer located at the Jersey Shore in Monmouth County, and named a Most Trusted Brand among the country's natural gas and electric utilities. Join our diversified energy company as we pursue a reliable, sustainable, cleaner energy future. You'll find a friendly, community-minded work environment, where recognition for your work and opportunities for growth and development are complemented with competitive pay and benefits. That's NJR Life.

NJR is seeking an Assistant General Counsel to provide legal services to the corporation and oversee outside legal counsel.

Major Responsibilities:

• Work with Company business units to negotiate and provide counseling in conjunction with various agreements including service, consulting, real estate, complex easements that require negotiation, software development/implementation, construction and engineering contracts and financial instruments

• Support Treasury and Finance functions with negotiation and counseling for financing arrangements with lenders and investors and debt compliance matters; provide ongoing advice for existing debt and financial commitments

• Draft and update various company policies and procedures

• Provide legal advice to business units on a variety of matters

• Review and comment on employee and investor relations communications

• Support the General Counsel with compliance matters

• Support the General Counsel and the Corporate Secretary and provide counseling in conjunction with SEC and NYSE filings and guidance

• Support the preparation of and provide counseling in conjunction with 10Ks, 10Qs, 8Ks, proxy statements, registration statements, financial statements, and earnings releases

• Support the General Counsel and the Corporate Secretary with governance matters, including entity management and licensing matters

• Support and implement insider trading policy and procedures

• Support and provide counseling in conjunction with non-litigation contractual/commercial disputes, as requested

• Assist the General Counsel and Human Resources with executive compensation issues

• Support NJR Clean Energy Ventures, NJR Midstream and NJR Energy Services businesses, as requested

• Handle regulatory matters/filings, as requested

• Complete other projects as assigned by the General Counsel

Position Specifications:

• Juris Doctor Degree with a license to practice law in New Jersey is required

• At least five years' experience practicing law required

• Experience required in negotiating, preparing and reviewing complex agreements and financial instruments and with SEC or NYSE regulatory issues

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word required

* The above job description is reflective of the primary duties of this position and in no way limits the supervisor from assigning any other duties, responsibilities or initiatives as deemed necessary.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status.