Director, Associate General Counsel - Regulatory

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 1241 
Location: 700 Market St, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63101
Position Type: Non Union 
Number Open: 1 

At Spire, energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but it’s one that’s at the heart of our business.

Across the regions and companies within our portfolio, we dedicate ourselves to helping over 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across Alabama, Missouri and Mississippi reach their personal and professional goals, every day. To help address those needs, we provide both regulated and non-regulated natural gas services.

Since 1857, our teams have lived by a different definition of service. One that empowers our employees and the people we serve. Maybe that’s why we’re the eighth longest listed stock on the NYSE. And why we plan to continue to move our communities forward.

Spire is seeking a Director, Associate General Counsel to work in the St. Louis, MO operation. This position will be responsible for providing and managing the legal representation of Spire- Missouri East, Spire Missouri- West, Spire- Alabama, Spire Gulf and Spire-Mississippi. appeals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing or providing direct legal representation of Spire entities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including providing legal advice and counsel to the management of Spire’s gas utilities regarding FERC matters. preparing/supervising preparation of appellate briefs and oral arguments on appeal.
  • Providing legal advice and counsel, as needed, to the management of Spire’s gas utilities regarding state regulatory matters, including legal representation of Spire’s gas utilities before the Missouri Public Service Commission, the Alabama Public Service Commission, and the Mississippi Public Service Commission; Keeping Legal Department management, the Leadership Council and, as requested, the Board of Directors, advised on all material activities.
  • Develop, supervise, consult, direct and/or perform legal services in other aspects of the corporation’s legal needs. This shall include development and training of subordinate legal professionals.  
  • Regulatory policies governing the energy industry.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for project management of other employees in the context of regulatory and court proceedings.
  • Ability to supervise more junior attorneys and non-attorney staff

Required Education: (may include certifications, licenses and registrations)

  • A law degree from an American Bar Association-accredited law school
  • Experience working in the regulated energy business, and in particular working with regulated public utilities, is preferred
  • At least eight years’ experience practicing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • At least five years’ experience practicing before a state public service commission
  • Experience supervising employees, particularly more junior attorneys, preferred
  • License to practice law in the State of Missouri or an ability and willingness to become a member (or limited member) of the Missouri Bar.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities:

  • Knowledge of public utility law
  • Knowledge of energy law
  • Knowledge of administrative law
  • Ability to establish effective interpersonal business relationships with business partners, counter-parties, commission staff personnel and co-workers
  • Strong project management skills would be a plus

Physical demands, work environment and work schedule:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to speak and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long periods, use hands, use close vision, and use a telephone. At times, the employee is required to stand for long periods, use a keyboard, and use a computer. At times, the work is performed in a moderately noisy business office.

  • Typically, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Some work on evenings, weekends and holidays required
  • Occasional travel required

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at www.spireenergy.careers.com. 

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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