Senior Attorney - Regulatory

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 6 days ago

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state's largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.

Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country's fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.

Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.


The Senior Attorney - Regulatory is responsible for developing solutions to a wide variety of complex regulatory, energy policy, and litigation matters that involve collaboration across all levels of the Company. Legal advice given often has significant potential impact to the Company. Requires the regular use of ingenuity and innovation, applying complete understanding and application of relevant legal and regulatory principles to drive positive results consistent with business goals, including the Company's Clean Energy Commitment. Works in close collaboration with cross-functional teams. Must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the Company at regulatory proceedings and administrative hearings before the Arizona Corporation Commission. Ability to handle complex matters involving energy policy and rate-making is encouraged. Exercises considerable latitude and judgment in determining approaches to assignments and accomplishing objectives. Must be able to function in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and matters. Interacts frequently with one or more senior management representatives on significant legal matters.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree from an accredited law school

  • Licensed state bar member in good standing may be required to become a member of the State Bar of Arizona

  • Plus 5 years of experience with significant exposure to corporate clients and the types of legal issues regularly faced by large public companies

Major Accountabilities

  1. Independently perform a variety of legal services, which involve a high level of complex and difficult legal and/or factual issues in connection with every phase of the Company's operations.

  2. Counsel officers and senior management in the development of strategy regarding negotiations, disputes, claims, litigation/administrative proceedings, etc., by recommending specific courses of action based on extensive research, investigation, analysis, and experience.

  3. Provide preliminary instruction, monitor performance of assignments, review soundness of approach/arguments and application of legal principles of outside counsel retained by the company.

  4. Direct and coordinate the workflow of project teams, while maintaining positive working relationships with internal and external customers

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

Flex Role:

This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work. Employees will have two options to choose from:

  • APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.

  • Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.

  • Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need.

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