Renewable Energy Project Development & Finance Associate
Holland & Hart LLP
Location: Denver, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Join Holland & Hart’s Renewable Energy team and be part of the clean energy transition!
We work on cutting-edge wind, solar, geothermal, hydrogen, and battery storage projects across the country. Watch this video to see the kind of work you would get to do.
Our clients have been involved with renewable energy development and finance for nearly two decades, and they continue to push the boundaries of renewable, sustainable and green projects, technologies and services. We also work with conventional energy producers as they shift from fossil fuels to clean energy sources.
Developers, investors, borrowers, corporate buyers, and utilities involved in developing, financing, buying, selling, and managing renewable energy projects trust us to handle their sophisticated projects and value our experience and expertise as we deliver creative yet practical solutions.
Here’s What You Can Expect
• Work with clients at the forefront of the clean energy industry on first-rate projects from Alaska to New York. • A young, dynamic team of lawyers who have worked for more than a decade building an impressive and loyal client base. • Well-being and flexibility are important to us. Choose where you work (remote, hybrid, in-office) and hours that allow you to take care of yourself, your family, and your clients. Live your full life. • Diversity also matters to us. 83% of our partners and 66% of our team members are women. • Hands-on experience and ownership of work from day one—yes, you’ll work directly with clients. • Real mentorship and training from experienced partners who are truly invested in you and your professional growth. • A three-tiered career progression approach designed to prepare you to become a business owner/partner if that’s your goal. Our levels approach allows you progress through levels at your own individual pace rather than a “lock-step system,” and we do not have an “up or out” policy. If you’re not interested in partnership, there are also career pathways for attorneys to become strong, technical lawyers. • Frequent feedback, including clearly defined core competencies and benchmarks so you know what is expected of you.
Position requirements Ideal candidates will have 2 to 7 years of law firm experience in project development, finance, mergers & acquisitions, and commercial contracts. Experience working in the renewable energy industry and experience with power purchase agreements, company or asset purchase and sale agreements, hedge contacts, equipment supply contracts, construction contracts or similar agreements is preferred but not required.
You are team-oriented, enjoy collaborating, and have strong written and oral communication skills.
Compensation and Expectations Holland & Hart’s compensation is merit-based—you’ll be evaluated on your individual performance and achievements. As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act, Holland & Hart is providing a good faith salary range for this position (if based in Colorado): $185,000 - $262,500.
Our generous bonus program rewards financial contributions and hard work and associates are also eligible for fee splits.
Holland & Hart expects associates to invest 1800 hours on billable matters, 75 hours of pro bono/public service work (or 50 hours of pro bono legal work), including at least 25 hours dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Contributions to the life of the firm is vital to the collective success of the firm, and we encourage our lawyers to engage in ways each person finds meaningful through various committees and firm activities.
DEI Matters Here Holland & Hart was an early trailblazer in DEI initiatives. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than core values—they are critical to our business success. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the firm’s strategic initiatives of building dynamic teams to serve clients more effectively and with greater creativity and innovation. Through our Diversity Plan and initiatives inside and outside the firm, we continually strive to create a culture of inclusion and acceptance. For more information about recent initiatives, please visit: https://www.hollandhart.com/diversity. Holland & Hart is an equal opportunity employer.
Professional Development Our mission is to inspire our associates to achieve their growth potential across three core areas: Revenue Experience, Client Experience, and Talent Experience. We offer robust professional and business development training to help you identify short- and long-term goals so you can shape your own career. Through mentoring, training, and the flexibility of our levels system, we meet you where you are in your legal experience, career stage, market, and personal interests.
Benefits Summary Holland & Hart promotes work/life balance with a robust wellness program, unlimited PTO, a reduced time program, and a sabbatical program for eligible employees and partners. Full-time employees become eligible for benefits on the date of hire, with a benefits offering that includes medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, EAP, STD, and LTD. Additionally the firm provides enhanced parental leave for both primary and non-primary caregivers as well as an automatic Off Ramp/On Ramp program before and after parental leave. Also available are voluntary income protection benefits such as supplemental life, accident, critical illness, and long-term care insurances, as well as a 401(k)-retirement plan with a company match. In addition, the firm has programs that may provide for educational assistance, a subscription service for continuing legal education programs, free or discounted legal services, and opportunities through the Holland & Hart Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating volunteer opportunities for lawyers, staff, families, and friends of Holland & Hart LLP. Part-time employees may have access to some of these benefits, which may be on a pro-rated basis.
Application Process Please apply online to submit a resume, cover letter, and law school transcript to the attention of Leslie Beard, Recruiting & Onboarding Coordinator, email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Search firm inquiries may be directed to Lisa Liss firstname.lastname@example.org
About Holland & Hart Holland & Hart is known for fostering an intentional culture that prioritizes integrity and a passion for ongoing learning and collaboration. We offer sophisticated, challenging projects and diverse, innovating clients. Our low ratio of partners to associates means in-depth, hands-on experience starts from day one.
Holland & Hart is ranked as one of Vault’s “Best Law Firms in the Mountain States.” Holland & Hart is also recognized as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation” scoring 100 on the annual Corporate Equality Index since 2020. For twelve consecutive years, Holland & Hart has been awarded U.S. Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), and the firm has been Mansfield Rule Certified Plus certified since the program’s inception in 2018.
Our core values—integrity, excellence, innovation, teamwork, our commitment to one another, our diverse workforce, our communities, and living full lives—influence all aspects of Holland & Hart’s culture. Holland & Hart attracts those who love what they do at work as much as they love what they do on the weekend. We intentionally create opportunities for attorneys to seek balance in work and in life through longstanding programs including sabbaticals, service opportunities through the Holland & Hart Foundation, team retreats, and flexible-hour, remote, and hybrid work arrangements so they can be in the moment at their job, with their families, or when pursuing personal interests.
Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm with more than 500 lawyers in 13 offices. Throughout the Mountain West, from coast to coast and beyond, Holland & Hart provides clients with astute legal counsel from a vantage like no other. For more information, visit hollandhart.com.
Holland & Hart is an equal opportunity employer.
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