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Energy and Oil & Gas Attorney in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Natural Resources Defense Council

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Energy and Oil & Gas

Years of Experience

7-10 yrs required


USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Jul 06,2018

Posted on

Mar 28,2018

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Senior Attorney / Renewable Energy Advocate The candidate will provide written and oral advocacy with a focus on firm’s renewable energy and climate priorities in the Midwest before utility regulatory commissions, state legislatures, state agencies, and the executive branch. Will serve in a leadership role in developing and nurturing strong relationships with state-level decision makers, elected officials, coalition allies, and local partners, to advance and defend strategic clean energy and climate priorities, policies and laws, on state, regional and local levels. Conduct policy research and analysis to develop and support positions. Coordinate and represent firm in coalitions on renewable energy and climate issue-areas. Provide strong expertise and experience to inform strategy, campaign activities, and stakeholder engagement. Represent firm’s regional and state clean energy vision in the media through press interviews, op-ed pieces, and blog postings. Develop advocacy materials to amplify firm’s message in coordination with firm’s Communications department. Work with the Climate and Clean Energy Program’s Midwest Region Director and other members of the team, as appropriate, to set priorities, budgets and timelines and effectively deploy consultants and partners to meet project timelines and objectives. As appropriate, manage state and regional budgets. Coordinate with firm colleagues to strengthen effective relationships with key federal officials as needed. Be a central part of a strong and collegial team that is both focused on meeting project expectations and using the full range of expertise at firm and among its partners to effect change at the regional, state and federal levels. Juris Doctor or Master’s Degree in relevant field required. Should have 7-10 years of experience in renewable energy and climate policy, and/or relevant governmental, regulatory or legislative experience. Should have the ability to represent firm with maturity, judgment and professionalism. Strong quantitative and analytical skillsa are required. Significant project management experience is needed.

Additional info

Job ID: 2018-3861

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Natural Resources Defense Council
101 N. Wacker Drive,
Suite 609
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 800-889-4422