Assistant General Counsel - Government Contracts & Compliance

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Location: HOUSTON, TX, United States
Organization: Constellation Energy Generation, LLC
Job ID: 247339
Date Posted: Oct 27, 2023

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As the nation's largest producer of clean, carbon-free energy, Constellation is a company purpose-built to meet the challenges of the climate crisis. Constellation has been the leader in clean energy production for more than a decade. Now, we're accelerating, speeding our low-carbon or no-carbon power to more people in more places, day and night, providing our customers and communities with options to buy, manage and use energy as part of their decarbonization mission. The race is on to confront the climate crisis and Constellation is ready to meet the challenge.

Constellation has been the leader in carbon-free energy production for more than a decade, and generates 50% more clean, carbon-free electricity than any other company in America. We're generating power 24/7 with the nation's largest emission-free nuclear energy fleet, providing enough clean energy to power 15 million homes. Constellation offers customers a range of clean, zero-carbon energy solutions to help reduce their carbon footprint and achieve their sustainability goals.

We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and believe in attracting, retaining and advancing employees who will best serve and represent our customers, partners and communities. We provide a workplace that ensures mutual respect, where each individual has the opportunity to grow and contribute at their greatest potential. Constellation will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and power a successful career.

Constellation offers a wide range of benefits, designed to help our employees thrive professionally and personally. In addition to highly competitive salaries, we offer a bonus program, 401(k) with company match, employee stock purchase program; comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, including a robust wellness program; paid time off for vacation, holidays and sick days; and much more.

Expected salary range of $180,000 to $200,000, varies based on experience, along with comprehensive benefits package that includes bonus and 401(k).


A senior lawyer who is a highly qualified attorney handling complex legal matters and projects on behalf of the Company.



•    Experience with reviewing Federal Grants, Uniform Grant Guidance
•    Compliance with Federal Grant post-award requirements/reporting/audits
•    Federal procurement and negotiation experience, including FAR, DFAR, and Commercial Item Contracting
•    Experience with CMMC compliance
•    Direct experience with GSA and other Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicles 
•    Ability to develop successful relationships with contracting officers and their deputies 
•    Subcontractor negotiation and contract management lifecycle including flow-downs, contract modifications, and ongoing deal oversight
•    Regulatory tracking and preparing in-house team for rule implementation readiness
•    Counseling experience with issues such as the False Claims Act, Procurement Integrity Act, and other applicable government contracting ethics and compliance issues
•    Experience counseling business teams related to Revolving Door screening, business courtesies, OCI and COI, and related government contracting fundamentals


In this role, you will primarily support Constellation’s bidding, negotiation, and management of pre- and post-award requirements for our Public Sector business, including U.S. Federal and State & Local customers. 

•    Assist the sales and services organization with legal, compliance, regulatory, and other issues related to the Government’s procurement and purchase of Constellation’s products and services and provide CMMC compliance advice. 
•    Support and advise business on Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Quote (RFQ), and Request for Information (RFI) evaluation and proposal responses.
•    Monitor proposed legislation and policy changes at Federal and State level, determine the potential impact to the organization, and organize appropriate company response.
•    Provide legal guidance, collaboration, and support to business and compliance team on various related matters such as bid protests, Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDAs), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), ethics and compliance, Pay to Play statutes, and other general legal matters involving procurement, sales, and services with the U.S. and State and Local Governments.
•    Provide advice related to applicants with potential post-employment restrictions, business courtesies (including events, donations, and sponsorships), lobbying, Small Business Subcontracting, and SAM data.
•    Design practical, risk-appropriate, and cost-effective policies, training, and process controls that drive compliance with U.S. Public Sector regulations.
•    Support Internal Audit, Investigations, and others to understand how to spot red flags and escalate issues related to government nuances such as price reductions/most favored customer, Mandatory Disclosure triggers, mitigations related to post-government employment, Country of Origin, and similar obligations.
•    Establish strategies, policies, and processes to ensure compliance with all contract requirements, laws/regulations, solicitation standards, and evolving risks.
•    Provide cross-functional coordination and support within Legal and across business functions as needed for government contracts compliance.





•    An LLB or JD from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in the relevant jurisdictions. 
•    At least 5 to 8 years of professional experience in a specialized area of law. 
•    Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of the legal field to the completion of complex assignments. 
•    Requires excellent legal research, analytical abilities and on ongoing knowledge of federal or state law. 
•    Must have the ability to communicate clearly – both orally and in writing; to read and analyze legal materials and other data; work independently to achieve results; to work across teams within the company using a collaborative approach model; to work in stressful conditions under time deadlines. 

Constellation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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