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Duke Energy Senior Counsel - State Regulatory, FL in Tallahassee, Florida

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

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Position Summary

This Senior Counsel position will have significant experience and maturity and work under the direction of a Deputy General Counsel on defined legal problems or legal problems lacking clear precedent which require the application of specialized expertise and business acumen in Florida. Primary duties include work on Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) matters, including support for a multitude of regulatory filings, and provision of legal advice regarding the day-to-day functions of the company. Works 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 FPSC 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

  • Oversee and manage routine regulatory reporting and compliance filings


  • 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 agreements, compliance matters, renewable energy, regulatory accounting, storm cost recovery, and other federal and state law compliance matters which require quick study and a willingness to learn 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, storm cost recovery proceedings, rulemakings, clause 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

  • It is expected and preferred that this position be based in Tallahassee, FL with occasional travel to St. Petersburg. However, there is an option for this position to be located in St. Petersburg, FL, for a candidate that possesses the ability to travel to and from Tallahassee, FL, frequently.

Required/Basic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) from an accredited law school

  • Licensed to practice law in Florida or eligible for comity

  • Five (5) years minimum experience practicing law

Desired Qualifications

  • Florida regulatory/agency experience

  • Litigation experience

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

  • Demonstrated 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

  • Proven 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

  • Proven effective legal research and writing skills

  • Ability to hit the ground running

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, January 16, 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.