Philadelphia Gas Works

  • Senior Attorney - Regulatory

    General Counsel & VP Legal Department
    Employment Status
    Regular/Full Time
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    General Counsel & VP Legal Department [05]
  • Overview


    Philadelphia Gas Works


    Looking for a challenge and ready to power up your career?


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    The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers.  From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today.  As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth.  PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.

    Make a difference in your future – Become part of the PGW Team!

    Senior Attorney - Regulatory

    The Senior Attorney - Regulatory, advises and actively represents the company in a variety of legal matters which may include but not be limited to regulatory, litigation, collections, bankruptcy, municipal, energy and other areas requiring legal counseling and/or assistance. The Senior Attorney – Regulatory, also coordinates matters referred to outside law firms.


    1. Provides legal advice on matters affecting the interests of PGW primarily as it relates to a variety of legal matters which may include but not be limited to regulatory, litigation, , municipal, energy and other areas requiring legal counseling and/or assistance etc.; prepares appropriate related legal documents.
    2. Researches appropriate legal opinions, rulings and findings in order to provide the soundest legal advice regarding company matters.
    3. Advises and actively represents PGW in negotiations, administrative and court actions as assigned; prepares appropriate legal documents associated with these processes. Assignments may include but are not limited to:
      • Public Utility Commission (PUC) matters
      • Customer Service hearings
      • Rates and Budget administrative proceedings
      • Gas Commission hearings
      • Legislative matters
      • FERC matters
      • General litigation
    4. Analyzes and interprets federal, state and local statutes, case law, ordinances, legislation and regulations to determine their application to company business procedures, policy and practices.
    5. Advises management and represents legal perspective on new and proposed changes to company policies, procedures and practices.
    6. Consults with other departments as necessary to carry out assigned responsibilities.
    7. Performs other special projects and assignments as requested


    • Must be a law school graduate with an LLB or JD degree
    • Must be admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.
    • 5 or more years of experience working with laws and regulations related to litigation, commercial, energy, and/or regulatory law.
    • Practice before governmental/regulatory agencies such as the PUC, Gas Commission, City of Philadelphia, FERC,, City Council, etc. preferred.
    • Must have analytical and communication skills with the to interpret and translate complex legal terms into written and verbal forms that are easily understood by all levels of staff
    • Must have leadership ability with a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions in order to provide guidance to lower level peer group and assist Legal Department in identifying the best people for special assignments and advancement.


    Residency Requirement:  All employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.  


    We have a strong benefit package that includes free basic health and dental insurance.   PGW is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO. 


    Location: 800 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122


    While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted. Interview expenses are not funded.


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