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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0017704
Date Posted: Jul 26, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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Your Responsibilities:

  • Provides legal advice and counsel to Hitachi Energy management across either a broad range of legal issues, or within one specialist area, and manages disputes as directed.
  • Contract negotiation: Assists with negotiation of frame agreements, contracts, partnerships and other contractual terms in collaboration with Region/Country Legal/Integrity Manager and relevant business managers.
  • Draft and negotiate complex commercial contracts.
  • Participate in Risk Reviews according to Company and Business directives and instructions.
  • Legal strategies: Anticipates and identifies legal issues of concern to management and proactively contributes to effective legal strategies and practical solutions.
  • Governance: Ensures good corporate governance in the area of accountability at country level, supports implementation of the Code of Conduct and on-going integrity training and assists in investigation and resolution of any integrity issues that arise as directed.
  • Company guidelines and instructions: Assists with the implementation of both local and Group legal and integrity directives and instructions and monitors on-going integrity.
  • Manage outside counsel.
  • Training: Provides legal training and awareness for employees in the business as directed.
  • Assist Business colleagues and Head of Legal in cost-effective and timely resolution of business disputes and lawsuits.
  • Coordinate, as needed, with Legal colleagues for other Businesses.
  • Act with a high degree of initiative and independence to identify and recommend appropriate courses of action.
  • Provides advice to meet strategic goals and to protect business reputation, interests and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Ongoing monitoring of applicable laws, regulations and policies.

Your Background

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school and bar admission in North Carolina or other State Bar; at least 8 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Need to be practical and business-minded with an ability to present a business partner with real-world, pragmatic advice. Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment is also needed.
  • Significant experience providing legal advice concerning product liability issues and commercial litigation.
  • Experience with global legal matters preferred.
  • Sound legal judgment in developing and implementing legal solutions.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Comprehensive understanding of business matters.
  • A results-oriented professional with strong common sense and superior business acumen.
  • Understanding of technical concepts and an interest in technology.
  • Experience interacting with regulators, clients and customers with respect to incidents, vulnerabilities, audits or other related inquiries.
  • The ability to be recognized as an independent and respected legal advisor, and ability to work in a complex, matrix structure where cooperation is often gained through influence rather than through direct command.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage a significant workload.
  • Strong leadership and independent decision-making ability.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to compile and analyze regulatory and business information, assess risk, and provide resolutions or recommendations for process improvement.
  • Highly collaborative individual with ability to influence others and build strong professional relationships.
  • Ability to use creativity and influence to meet and overcome resistance to change.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and analytical skills are required.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi Energy career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi Energy HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to: [email protected]. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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