Alliant Energy Attorney (may be filled up to Senior Attorney level) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

3882BRJob Responsibilities:

  • As part of a team, develops and implements strategies to enable successful filings before state and federal regulatory agencies, such as rate reviews and construction dockets.

  • Applies a broad knowledge of policy and legal principles and practices to lead the successful completion of regulatory projects.

  • Represents the company before regulatory agencies. Drafts applications, briefs, and other regulatory filings. Monitors developments that may affect a project and recommends the appropriate course of action.

  • Works with business units to facilitate compliance with federal and state regulations.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in at least one area of law. Continues to expand fundamental knowledge in own discipline and broaden skills and knowledge about industry and Company.

  • Provides analysis of legislative, regulatory and judicial developments within area of responsibility, which might affect the organization.

  • Provides legal support to business units on various matters, including reviewing and drafting contracts and other legal documents, and carries out assignments with moderate independence.

  • Oversees the functional work assigned to paralegals and/or legal interns.

  • Actively participates in the legal team, including assisting other attorneys on a wide variety of legal projects. Identifies own information that may be useful to others and shares it promptly. Questions the way things are done currently, and looks for ways to improve own efficiency. Gives feedback to encourage and support others.

Requisition ID:3882BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Cedar Rapids, IA Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:Looking to power up your career? If you enjoy challenges, have the drive to learn, and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy!

What sets us apart?

  • Excellent pay and benefits

  • A commitment to career growth and development

  • A culture that embraces our core values of live safety, do the right thing, care for others, make things better, act for tomorrow, and think beyond – be bold.

  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on our local communities

Alliant Energy has an exciting opportunity for an attorney for our Legal Department. This position will focus on regulatory activities both in Iowa and Wisconsin, including advocacy before the Iowa Utilities Board and other regulatory agencies. The role requires direct engagement with business units and project teams to develop and implement successful regulatory strategies. This challenging role provides opportunities to enhance your legal experience and gain an understanding of Alliant Energy’s operations, while providing legal support for initiatives throughout the company.

This position will be located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and filled at the Attorney or Senior Attorney level dependent upon candidate qualifications. Travel will be required and the amount of travel will be impacted by the location of the regulatory work.

As a member of the Legal team, you will partner with various internal business departments across the organization. You will be part of a dynamic team that includes professional growth opportunities and a dedicated leadership team to support your development

Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position.Job Category:Legal/Regulatory/Environmental Job Qualifications:Education and Experience Requirements

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school, college, or university and two years of related experience after receiving degree

  • Licensed attorney

  • Attorney position requires two years of experience following obtaining the JD degree

  • Senior Attorney position requires five years of related experience in a wide range of legal issues.

Preferred candidates will have:

  • Knowledge of the utility industry, including renewables

  • Knowledge of regulatory oversight, including practice before utility regulatory agencies

  • Experience with commercial negotiations and contract drafting

Required Skills:

  • Ability to solve problems of moderate scope and complexity usually involving limited responsibility.

  • Demonstrates excellent legal research skills.

  • Proven ability to plan and carry out responsibility with minimum direction.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).

  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment.

*NOTE: All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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Posting Title:Attorney (may be filled up to Senior Attorney level)Talent Gateway Posting Details:Exciting opportunity to provide legal support for initiatives throughout the company! Applications will be accepted until September 27, 2018.