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Duke Energy Counsel - State Regulatory, NC in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Position Summary

An attorney with meaningful experience and maturity who works under the direction of a Deputy General Counsel and/or an Associate General Counsel on defined legal problems or legal problems lacking clear precedent which require the application of specialized expertise and business acumen, particularly in North Carolina but the position may support matters arising in other states on occasion. The incumbent’s primary duties will be to work on administrative litigation matters in North Carolina and addresses legal and regulatory problems and concerns arising out of the day-to-day functions of the company. And, will work on non-routine matters which require a broad and thorough understanding of the Company’s business and industry.


  • Perform complex assignments, using legal research, analytical and writing skills

  • Provide legal advice to management regarding matters of some complexity which may have a material dollar impact on business operations

  • Research legal principles and precedents, consult with outside counsel, draft and execute legal documents, and gather relevant case information using multiple sources and methods

  • Handles administrative litigation matters and conducts hearings including presentation of witnesses and cross examination

  • Coordinates and collaborates on regulatory matters that have various areas of overlap within the business

  • Advice and counsel on compliance matters relevant to regulatory matters

Regulatory Department Accountabilities include:

  • Provides counsel to electric management and represents the company in administrative litigation in regulatory proceedings involving services, pricing, rates, customers service matters, transmission, distribution and generation planning, fuel procurement and system operations, tariffs, territorial assignment, compliance matters, renewable energy, regulatory accounting and other federal and state law compliance matters which require a broad thorough understanding of the regulated energy industry.

  • Responsible for regulatory proceedings, the defense or prosecution of Appellate Cases as assigned and numerous rulemakings, interventions in other related matters.

  • Represents the company in regulatory matters such as rate cases, certificates, support applications, rulemakings, rider proceedings, electric supply matters and appellate cases requiring specialized expertise in state regulatory proceedings and a thorough understanding of the regulatory concerns facing the company in order to negotiate the best possible terms for the company’s business and its customers.

Working Conditions

  • Local and overnight travel 10-15% of the time

  • Position is located in Raleigh, NC

Required/Basic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the United States

  • Three (3) years minimum experience in a government, law firm or corporate law department

  • Barred in North Carolina or eligible for comity

Desired Qualifications

  • Utility regulatory/agency experience

  • Effective legal research and writing skills

  • Experience in rate making proceedings

  • Experience in interacting with multiple stakeholders/collaborative groups in reaching multi-party resolutions

  • Ability to work independently and with a group of people for long hours under deadline pressures

  • Broad, in-depth knowledge and experience in the energy industry

  • Knowledge of Duke Energy and its various business operations

  • Strong, effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills

  • Ability to collaborate as an effective member of the team

  • Excellent work product and attention to detail

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, January 23, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.