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Sunnova Energy
Houston, TX, United States
30+ days ago
Sunnova Energy
Houston, Texas, United States
30+ days ago


Sunnova is a different kind of Power Company, offering solar and storage services to homeowners within the United States and its territories through our network of local solar dealers and solar standard community homebuilders. Our mission is powering energy independenceTM and changing the energy industry. At Sunnova, we believe in achieving more by working together; our diverse workforce allows an inclusive and innovative culture to power our long-term growth. Our people focus on thinking beyond traditional limits – and to do that, we need the creativity and energy of every person. 

Come be a part of the fastest growing segment of the energy industry!


The Associate General Counsel, Commercial and Industrial Products Position 

Sunnova is currently searching for a highly motivated and experienced Associate General Counsel to advise the business with respect to the creation, negotiation, and documentation of commercial distributed generation products. The person in this position will support and report to the VP, Associate General Counsel for Consumer Products, who serves as chief counsel for Sunnova’s new products and market entries. The successful candidate will assist in the development and expansion of Sunnova’s solar, storage, and energy management products with commercial counterparties. The person in this position will collaborate closely and build strong relationships with individuals in the Marketing, Business Development and Finance departments in the role of advising them with respect to Sunnova’s distributed generation services and energy storage and management product development in the commercial space. 

Associate General Counsel, Commercial and Industrial Products Responsibilities 

  • Provides support to the VP, Associate General Counsel, and SVP, Commercial and other team members with respect to requirements for the expansion of solar, storage and energy management products into the commercial space
  • Assists in the management of commercial solar and distributed generation contract production and review
  • Conducts legal research to ensure product compliance with applicable regulations around solar, storage, distributed generation, and microgrids  
  • Commercially minded, flexible and pragmatic
  • Negotiates solar and distributed generation contracts with commercial customers
  • Creatively solves problems and thinks outside the box
  • Works in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Provides advice in other specialized practice areas
  • Partners with other members of the Sunnova legal team and outside counsel to resolve issues that may require additional or alternative expertise
  • Responds promptly to business and legal requests
  • Handles special projects as requested

Minimum Requirements

  • J. D. degree from accredited law school
  • 7-10 years of legal experience as a commercial and/or transactional attorney
  • Expertise – Familiarity with laws and regulations concerning commercial construction, power, solar, distributed generation, and/or commercial real estate, and strong track record of professional accomplishments

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Interest – Interest in distributed generation and solar storage technology
  • Attention to Detail – extremely detailed-oriented and thorough, with a strong focus on accuracy and promoting efficient practices
  • Dynamic – keen ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing quality or client service; thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while managing shifting priorities
  • Oral Communication – strong negotiation skills; listen well and seek clarification; anticipate and respond well to questions; and communicate thoughts clearly and concisely
  • Written Communication – write clearly, informatively, and concisely; vary writing style to meet the needs of the audience
  • Dependability/Commitment – respond to management direction; commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals
  • Initiative – self-motivated; ask for and offer help when needed
  • Professionalism – accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments
  • Teamwork – work well in a collaborative, cross-functional environment; balance team and individual responsibilities; contribute to building team morale
  • Positive – flexible and exhibit a positive attitude even during particularly busy or stressful periods

Working Conditions

  • Open-office environment

Physical Requirements

  • Extended periods of time working at computer workstation


  • Houston, TX, potential for remote


Sunnova offers a generous employee reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending account, and 401(k) with employer match.
  • Competitive compensation & annual bonus
  • Paid time off, including 10 holidays and Paid Parental Leave
  • Cell phone allowance for many roles
  • Free access to onsite fitness center in Houston and/or discounted fitness memberships through health provider
  • Complimentary garage parking in Houston

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63914431
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Associate General Counsel, Commercial and Industrial Products
  • Company Name For Job: Sunnova Energy
  • Job Function: Legal/Attorneys
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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