Corporate Counsel (Commercial Contracts)

San Leandro, CA /
/ Hybrid
Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) creates technologies that solve complex challenges for industrial fluid-flow markets worldwide. Building on our pressure exchanger technology platform, we design and manufacture solutions that make industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. What began as a game-changing invention for desalination has grown into a global business advancing the environmental sustainability of customers’ operations in multiple industries. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has manufacturing, research and development facilities across California and Texas with sales and on-site technical support available globally. For more information, please visit

Job Summary:

The Corporate Counsel, Commercial Contracts role will be responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts, primarily on the revenue side of the business for the Company’s various business units. This role will report to the Chief Legal Officer. 

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Review, markup/draft (from forms and from scratch), negotiate and close commercial contracts, including master services agreements, statements of work, licenses, RFP responses and supporting documents across the Business Services business unit.
    • Provide rapid, practical, business-oriented legal/commercial contract advice directly to business clients.
    • Support business clients in negotiating price, deliverables, services scope, warranty and other commercial terms.
    • Apply innovative problem-solving skills and practical business judgment to maximize revenues, minimize risk and foster long-term client relationships.
    • Collaborate with and facilitate cross-team decision-making among the Legal team, Finance team, business teams and other internal teams.
    • Manage assigned projects to completion.
    • Perform other duties & projects as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

    • J.D. degree from top law school required.
    • Licensed to practice law in the State of California.
    • 7+ years of relevant experience in a law firm and corporate legal department; in-house corporate legal department experience preferred.
    • Experience negotiating commercial contracts and other experience demonstrating ability to handle and close commercial and legal negotiations.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Analytical and research skills required.
    • Business-oriented.
    • Experience working in a fast-paced, fluid and collegial corporate culture.
    • Ability to draft and close commercial agreements with minimal support from senior staff.
    • Demonstrated ability to think and decide quickly, and to communicate legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely.
The below range is the range that we reasonably believe to be the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in California. This range may be modified in the future. The salary range for this role is $165,000 to $200,000.

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