Senior Contract Analyst

Durham, NC


PowerSecure is currently seeking a Senior Contract Analyst to join our team. This position will be responsible for supporting organizational compliance with processes and procedures associated with contract administration for distributed energy solutions, energy efficiency, and power control monitoring sales and development projects. This includes developing and implementing a contract centralization, administration, and obligation extraction process.

Minimum Qualifications: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, and Skills):

Education: Bachelor’s degree required - JD/ paralegal experience preferred

Experience: Familiarity with various types of transactional documents required (e.g., Purchase and Sale Agreement, LLC Operating Agreement, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of relevant experience in contract administration and identification of contract obligations.

  • Ability to analyze legal contract terms and identify risks

  • Experience in implementation of legal requirements desired

  • Highly skilled at managing multiple assignments with minimal direction in time-sensitive environment

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team/project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with peers, management, executives, legal, counterparts within Southern Company

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including influencing skills - Experience interfacing with/knowledge of the corporate compliance structure

  • Experience using and working with Salesforce

  • Handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately

  • Strong computer skills; particularly excel - Familiarity with Industrial and Financial Systems (IFS), Salesforce, SharePoint and desired

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities will include working with PowerSecure employees to identify, track and validate/interpret performance management of contract obligations of material contracts associated with a project.

  • Issuing communications regarding complying with contract administration processes and procedures; Accountable for managing compliance with policies and procedures throughout the project lifecycle

  • Identify and analyze legal obligations in material contracts and agreements per project - Build obligation matrices for each material contract per project

  • Perform contract validation with document owners through independent reviews and reconciliation of obligations

  • Manage inputs, administration, and monitoring

  • Provide risk management and monitoring of obligations under project contracts

  • Monitor compliance with process and procedures and perform self-assessments to ensure the organization complies with new contract governance program and can demonstrate ‘evidence of compliance’ of obligations

  • Actively manages corrective actions and preventive actions

  • Conduct periodic reviews of program elements for effectiveness and improvements

  • Prepare management reports and dashboards using and Excel DocuSign Envelope ID: 08BB78EE-5436-412E-BB6F-1963E15E72BE

  • Assist in the preparation and reporting for governance committee meetings

  • Assist with organizing, storing and maintaining project contracts in IFS as well as Salesforce Liaises with internal auditing

  • Provide training on overall process, use of technology, policies and procedures to functional groups and governance committee

  • Participate in the ongoing development of the contract governance program to ensure contract transition processes fully mitigates risks through clarity, accountability, and Governance

  • Serve as source of expertise in contract areas to address questions from functional teams

    Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Candidate must demonstrate behaviors consistent with Our Values - Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, Superior Performance

  • Ability to travel when necessary at a very minimal level for meetings/trainings.

  • Office work environment with some travel required to meet with local agencies in respective offices, for Southern Company meetings, or for training.

  • Self-starter and results oriented

  • Exhibits initiative and takes personal responsibility and ownership of assignments

  • Comfortable in a team-oriented environment

  • Support the department’s commitment to fostering an inclusive environment

  • Ability to learn and share knowledge

  • Ability to show leadership in the support role

  • Must demonstrate a compliance mindset and serve as a role model for ethical and compliant behavior

  • Demonstrated leadership, project coordination/management skills, and strong organizational skills

  • Demonstrates initiative to proactively solve problems and persistently manage the process toward successful outcomes

About Us:PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.

We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:

• Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage• Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan• Vacation, Company Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO- personal and sick days)• Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account• Wellness Incentive Programs• Employee Referral Program• Tuition Reimbursement

PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is not open to third party recruiters.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Operating Company: PowerSecure