Intern, Legal

Date: Feb 16, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

Summary

  • This is a 10-week paid learning experience with our team of legal and regulatory experts who support our business clients across the enterprise, providing legal advice and assessing risks to support various business goals.  As the Spire commercial team drives the business, the legal, compliance and regulatory team is there to ensure we’re on the right path.
  • Working as an Intern on our Legal team means everything from legal and regulatory complexities, legal document preparation, compliance and risk management, and working with legal counsel on topics such as energy project development, commodity transactions agreements, and government relations.  Along the way, you will learn the fundamental business components of Spire’s three gas-related midstream businesses – including the commodity marketing and trading business (Spire Marketing), the interstate gas storage business (Spire Storage West), and the interstate gas pipeline business (Spire STL Pipeline).  
  • As an intern, you’ll contribute your creativity and great ideas, working alongside innovative colleagues and mentors who will push you to be your very best.  We’ll give you responsibility to complete projects that make an immediate impact, opportunities to engage with senior leadership and activities to network with your peers across the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Review gas purchase and sale contract terms to be consistent with Spire’s requirements
  • Collaborate with colleagues to assist with the contract negotiation and administration processes for Spire Marketing
  • Monitor developments in relevant dockets at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • Collaborate to prepare submissions to the FERC, as necessary
  • Collaborate to assist the company in standing up an effective compliance program
  • Prepare reports and presentations to management and other key stakeholders concerning pending legal and compliance matters, projects and litigation
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • B.A./B.S. Preferred; successful completion of at least first-year of law school at an ABA-accredited law school
  • Preference given to students with strong academic history
  • Rising junior or senior with 3.0 GPA

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
  • Must possess deductive reasoning skills, be able to analyze and synthesize information for problem solving
  • Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email software, internet searching, and other programs

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Majority of work sitting/standing at a desk in an open concept work environment
  • Intern may be required to travel to St. Louis Office for initial orientation, certain group projects, and to participate in the final intern presentation program

Competencies

We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.


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