Senior Counsel

Cleveland, OH
Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corp – Legal /
Full-time (Hybrid) /
Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corp (“HQC US”) develops, invests, and delivers solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) projects through Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) services in North America.

The company brings a decade of global leadership in solar PV to deliver utility-scale power generation plants customized for local and regional energy markets. HQC US offers the full spectrum of PV solutions – from the core technology of cells and modules to large-scale project development and investment. With proven capabilities across the solar and battery storage value chain, HQC US minimizes uncertainty and risk and helps customers achieve a higher return on their investment in renewable energy.

The Senior Counsel’s primary focus will be supporting Flexrack by Qcells with legal needs arising in connection with the Flexrack by Qcells team’s sale of trackers, the buildout of its manufacturing operation and introduction of new products under the Flexrack by Qcells umbrella. These needs include reviewing, drafting, and effectively negotiating equipment supply agreements, material sourcing and construction contracts related to the manufacturing of the trackers, and such other agreements are occasioned by the operation of Flexrack by Qcells. This position reports to the Managing Counsel, or another management personnel that the President of the Company may designate. This position reports to the Cleveland, OH office but will maintain a hybrid schedule of working out of their home office and the Cleveland, OH office. Working hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm or 9:00am to 6:00pm local time. Overtime and weekend working hours may be required as needed. This position is expected to travel up to 15%. 


    • Regular attendance, in accordance with company's attendance policy and supervisory assignment, is an essential job duty requirement for this position 
    • Assist the Flexrack by Qcells team in handling all issues arising during the process of manufacturing and selling solar trackers; 
    • Structure, draft, review and effectively negotiate supply Agreements and service and vendor contracts; 
    • Provide general legal support to finance, development, sales and operations teams regarding issues in the manufacture and sale of solar trackers; 
    • Advise business teams regarding issues that arise during the sale process, including change orders, waivers and force majeure notices, warranty claims, and payment enforcement actions, as necessary; 
    • Provide general legal counsel and strategic guidance to senior management; 
    • Effectively and efficiently engage and manage outside counsel; and 
    • All other duties as assigned by General Counsel or other senior management personnel. 


    • 3-6 years of relevant experience   
    • Strong background in commercial construction and/or supply contracts  
    • Active membership in at least one state bar 
    • Top law firm training preferred 
    • In-house experience preferred 
    • Renewable energy experience required with a focus on construction and procurement agreements 
$220,000 - $240,000 a year
The above-listed salary range is required by the California Pay Transparency Act and may differ depending on the location of those candidates hired nationwide. The salary range shared in the job description is for the listed position and only pertains to the candidate if they work in Irvine, CA. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, skill set, education, licenses and certifications, geographic location, essential job duties and requirements, and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications. An additional discretionary bonus structure or incentives may be offered as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, dental, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

·  Stationary Position: frequently remains stationary up to 90% of the time and sitting up to 8 hours in a day
·  Move/Traverse: infrequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk
·  Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 10 pounds
·  Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
·  Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far
·  Climb: occasionally ascends/descends on stairway to get to office upper and lower floors
·  Travel: review above travel requirement for this position

·  Regular professional, office business setting
·  Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office setting)
·  Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)

Hanwha Q Cells is proud to be an at-will Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination against race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status and any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  
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