Title:                Corporate Counsel
Location:         Chicago
Status:             Full-time/Exempt


Reporting to the General Counsel the Corporate Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice to Goldwind USA and managing internal and external legal resources for Goldwind in North America. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively without extensive supervision and to directly counsel senior management on domestic and international transactions, strategies and risks. 


  • Negotiate and draft key agreements, including turbine supply agreements, service and maintenance agreements, wind energy facility construction contracts, acquisition agreements, and financing documents 
  • Advise on reporting and compliance obligations of the Company and its North American affiliates pertaining to the purchase, construction, operation and sale of wind energy projects; domestic subsidiaries of foreign-owned entities; and international transactions 
  • Participate in the development, evaluation and training of corporate policies, procedures and programs 
  • Advise team on contract status, legal risks and business terms of transactions  
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates  
  • Perform pre -litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights  

Required Education and or Experience:

  • A 4-year undergraduate degree form an accredited university 
  • A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited university 
  • A member in good standing with state bar 
  • At least 5 years of legal experience in the legal department of a multi-national company and or corporate section of a law firm, with responsibilities that focused on commercial transactions  

Preferred Qualifications/Core Competencies/Skills/Behaviors:

  • Significant experience in a broad range of transactional work, including drafting  and negotiating the types of agreements listed above 
  • Capable of advising management on complex commercial matters and risks 
  • Strong understanding of national and international transactional and corporate laws, and compliance matters 
  • Well-developed communication, negotiation, leadership and interpersonal skills 
  • High degree of ethics, integrity and judgment 
  • Capable of managing outside counsel 
  • Organized self-starter that delivers exceptional work product 
  • Able to maintain high-volume, high-quality workflow while handling multiple matters 
  • Bilingual with fluency in English/Spanish a plus 
  • Wind industry experience preferred

How to Apply:

All applications to this position must include a resume and a cover letter that includes salary history, compensation requirements, and a summary of your qualifications for the job based on the details of the job posting.  Please note that you will hear from us only if we wish to pursue your application. Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@goldwindamericas.com. 

Goldwind Americas is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.