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Black & Veatch Attorney 3 - Business Counsel, Diode Ventures, LLC in Des Moines, Iowa

Attorney 3 - Business Counsel, Diode Ventures, LLC

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Req Id : 25836

Job Title : Attorney 3 - Business Counsel, Diode Ventures, LLC

Business Unit Sector : COR-CORP-LEGAL & RISK MGMT

Work Location : USVRTL

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Job Summary

Diode Ventures, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Black & Veatch which operates globally. Diode provides turnkey asset development services, including sourcing capital. Diode’s targeted industries include energy and telecommunications, data centers and food infrastructure. Its structure is set up to be a complete provider, from project origination through operations and maintenance. Diode consists of experienced developers, finance experts with backgrounds in private equity and capital markets, and design and construction leaders.

Key Responsibilities

In this role as a Business Counsel for Diode you will:

  • draft, review and assist in negotiation of project development contracts and other collateral agreements on a timely basis to maintain project schedules; conduct effective and skillful negotiations with sophisticated parties in multi-million-dollar transactions.

  • ensure project agreements comply with applicable law, company policies and standards, and that risks contained in these agreements are consistent with applicable business unit practices; and,

  • align the company’s obligations and responsibilities under its prime agreements with applicable subcontracts and purchase orders by identifying legal risks, operational gaps or contractual inconsistencies through skillful contract revisions to ensure the company’s business interests and objectives are preserved and protected.Function in a senior-level attorney capacity. Independently apply advanced legal techniques analysis and methods. Perform complex legal research and develop legal recommendations for senior managing counsel review. Manage collection, assimilation, and management of data. Perform legal duties following company methodology and quality requirements while adhering to budget and schedule.Proactively provide guidance and direction on legal design guides, standards, systems, and company policies. Assist in developing, maintaining and updating legal standards.

  • Communicate client interests and drivers to team members and develop approaches to accommodate these concerns.

  • Participate in development of litigation and claims strategy for assigned matters.

  • Manage interface between outside legal counsel and Diode professionals.

  • Typically support multiple projects on complex legal challenges. Serve as project attorney on domestic or international assignments.

  • May assist in the development and delivery of company-wide training.

  • Operate in accord with the company’s ASPiRE culture principles and maintain timely, professional and effective communications.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

5-7 years’ project development experience.

Project development contracts and collateral agreements may include:

  • power purchase agreements

  • data center tenant lease agreements

  • fiber IRU agreements

  • development services agreements

  • land purchase/sale/lease agreements

  • membership interest/purchase-sale agreements

  • EPC and O&M agreements

  • engineering design/consulting due diligence services agreements

  • interconnection agreements

  • credit agreements

  • build-transfer agreements

  • joint venture and partnership agreements

  • limited/general partnership and shareholder agreements

  • LLC operating agreements

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Law degree required. Licensed to practice law in at least 1 jurisdiction

Experience : 5-12 years of experience

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


None Specified

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment.


Business insight

Strategic mindset

Global perspective

Organizational savvy

Communicates effectively


Directs work

Decision quality

Salary Plan

LGL: Legal

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

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