Transactions Counsel

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

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 everything we do. We are committed to understanding the needs of the homes and businesses we serve. 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.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance
  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger
  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs
  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.


Spire is seeking a Counsel, Transactions. This position will be responsible for providing legal counsel and advice to Spire and its subsidiaries in transactional matters, specifically, Spire’s shared services functions in procurement related matters.  These functions include: information technology, corporate communications, facilities, fleet, accounting, human resources, environment, health and safety (EH&S), security, and customer experience.  The ideal candidate will have significant experience with technology contracting.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as lead internal counsel to Spire’s Information Technology, Accounting, Corporate Communications, Corporate Security and Customer Experience.
  • Provide procurement contracting support to Human Resources, EH&S, other shared service functions, and potentially certain business units. 
  • Counsel corporate decision-makers regarding business and legal issues – identifying and working to mitigate risks and exercising sound judgment to assist the business in its stated objectives.
  • Negotiate, review and prepare a wide variety of agreements, including services agreements, supply agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, and various other commercial agreements. 

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • 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.
  • Ability to spot issues, recognize and allocate risks and effectively negotiate and prepare contracts and other agreements.
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and coherently in a manner that can be understood by business partners with varying levels of legal sophistication. 
  • Ability to quickly assimilate facts and circumstances and determine how to best respond.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None at this time; however, the applicant must possess the leadership and management skills necessary to assume supervisory responsibilities in the future.

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Juris Doctorate3 to 7 years of experience practicing law at a medium to large private law firm or in-house or both.
  • License (or ability to readily obtain license) to practice law in Missouri, full admission or limited admission as an in-house counsel.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Substantial experience in commercial contracting, experience in real estate preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard and nonstandard contract terms and conditions.
  • Experience in regulated energy businesses ideal, but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and across departments in a collaborative and cooperative manner

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Typically, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • An additional 10 to 15 hours per week may be required to complete projects
  • Occasional travel
  • The work is performed in a sometimes moderately noisy business office.

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at


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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