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Senior Legal Counsel

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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OUR CULTURE AND VALUES
We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.
We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.
We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.
We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.
We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
ABOUT THE POSITION
As the Senior Legal Counsel, India, your role will not be limited to the operations of Fluence in India. Of course, providing excellent legal advice to the colleagues in our India office will be a part of the job. But as an integral part of the APAC legal team, you will also be asked to work on the Fluence business in the wider APAC region. Fluence has projects in India, Taiwan, Philippines and Australia and you may be involved in the sales, delivery and maintenance of energy storage systems in one or more of these countries. Additionally, you may be asked to advise on procurement contracts, and all sorts of corporate issues in India and within the APAC region, as well as employment law and compliance. As the Senior Legal Counsel in India, you will be the first person the management of our India business turns to when in need of legal advice.
This position offers an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the effective, accurate and profitable operations of a global organization with the mission to change the way we power our world.
We’ll tell you more about Fluence below, but first let’s talk about you.
Required skills:
· You are responsible, agile, leading and fun. (Hint: these are Fluence’s core values, and we mean it. Seriously.)
· You have a solid legal background with a minimum of 6-8 years of experience in drafting, reviewing, interpreting, and negotiating supply, services, and construction contracts. You have also seen and worked on a wide variety of other matters that come across the table of an in-house lawyer.
· Ideally, you have some experience in industrial equipment, construction or p projects. If your experience comes from the renewable energy or energy storage sector, we might think you are very fancy indeed.
· You have a good grasp of commercial contracting law, corporate compliance and employment law.
· You are interested in IT, Legal Tech, and improving the processes of a legal department.
· You read legalese fluently, but you never, ever speak legalese. You enjoy boring your family and friends with your vast knowledge of legal matters that come up in the life of an international group of companies.
· You probably began your career by laboring happily in a swanky law firm or have been exposed to the joy of an in-house legal department.
· You have excellent judgment, both in business and interpersonal matters, except you like lawyers. You can win the day for your client, and the other side thinks you’re awesome. People sometimes tell you “Wow, I didn’t know lawyers could be cool.”
· You have good working knowledge of applicable local standards, codes and regulations.
· You have impeccable ethics and a commitment to compliance and safety. (We don’t make jokes about compliance or safety.)
· You exude strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and a highly self-motivated work style. In a room full of industrial-grade rock stars, you’ll blend in like a chameleon.
· You are based in Bengaluru. We have a fancy office here that we’d love you to help fill.
What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?
Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible:
Fluence is defined by our unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity. We take personal ownership in what we do, developing trust in our relationships with internal and external stakeholders. We firmly believe in having honest, forthcoming, and fair communications.
· This role will support the India Management, APAC Legal and all Fluence functions in managing and mastering their legal challenges. The office is not located in a legal ivory tower – you are expected to be a part of the team and add value in close interactions with your peers.
Agile:
Here at Fluence, we strive to continuously improve, to be intellectually curious and be adaptive to our customers’ and employees’ needs. Collaboration is key, both in our partnerships with our customers, and with each other. Fluence prioritizes the most critical efforts that allow for the greatest impact.
· This role will support not just India, but to some extent the whole APAC region. The subject matter, technical details and personalities will be numerous and varied.
· Most Fluence people wear multiple hats. On any given day you might provide overflow legal support on any topic, from contracting to employment law, privacy, intellectual property, real estate, or simply corporate governance. Nobody at Fluence says “that’s not my job!”
· Strong English oral and written skills is a “must”.
Leading:
Fluence works closely with customers as their trusted advisor throughout their journey and provides advisory, financing, and project lifecycle services.
· You aren’t expected to arrive at Fluence being an expert in energy storage. You’ll climb the learning curve quickly.
· Our customers value us for our expertise, and this role will be on the front lines, interacting with customers frequently. Soon you’ll know more about energy storage than most other lawyers in the world.
Fun:
We are always looking for employees who are excited by challenges and the opportunity to be problem-solvers. Our entrepreneurial mindset allows for creativity, sense of urgency and fulfillment. Our employees love what we do and are passionate about the way we power our world.
· Granted, this is an intangible – how do you measure fun? Suffice it to say, we work very hard to maintain a vibrant company culture. We value diversity, inclusiveness and respect. Even toward our lawyers! People at Fluence don’t take themselves too seriously – we take our products and our customers seriously. (And ethics, safety and compliance.)
· As some of us like to say, “Winning is fun!”. At Fluence, you’ll be doing a lot of winning and we don’t settle for anything less.
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.