Legal Contract Specialist

Job Locations US-VT-Winooski
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VEIC is a sustainable energy company on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs. For over 30 years VEIC has been working with governments, utilities, foundations, and businesses across North America to develop and deploy clean energy services that provide immediate and lasting change. With expertise in energy efficiency, building decarbonization, transportation electrification, and new approaches for a clean and flexible grid, VEIC brings innovative solutions to the market. VEIC is nationally recognized for developing pilots and programs that optimize energy use, reduce energy burdens for low-income customers, and advance new technologies. In addition to our full-service consulting business (Energy Services), VEIC administers three large-scale sustainable energy programs: Efficiency Vermont, Efficiency Smart, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU).  


The Contract Specialist is responsible for negotiating, drafting, and reviewing a wide variety of agreements for VEIC and its internal business divisions. This role is expected to focus substantially on VEIC’s business transactions with third parties, which include agreements for services, subcontracts, participation agreements, license agreements, vendor agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other general business contracts. It also involves managing and supporting projects across the full range of subject matter supported by the Legal Team, which often includes coordinating with other internal support functions such as Finance, IT, HR, Marketing, and Business Development 


We are committed to building an inclusive work community that represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought. Climate change impacts all of us; however, we are impacted differently based on our identities and experiences. We all deserve a place at the table to make decisions about our collective future – we hope you’ll consider joining us as we work towards our vision for a healthy planet, thriving people, and energy justice. 

Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply. 


  • Negotiate, draft, and review contracts and contract-related documents for VEIC and its various business divisions, to ensure alignment with company goals and adequately safeguard the company’s interests. 
  • Research legal issues impacting the organization, identifying applicable statutes, regulations, and prime contract requirements and analyzing their application and effect. 
  • Keep abreast of legislative and regulatory changes that may affect VEIC’s contracting operations. 
  • Review marketing and other customer-facing materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements and alignment with VEIC contracting standards. 
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams including but not limited to Energy Services, Business Development, Finance, IT, HR, Communications, and all EEU functions within VEIC. 
  • Develop and present trainings on relevant legal and contracting topics to staff. 
  • Coordinate with Risk Management & Legal Services Manager on developing and implementing appropriate risk management controls into VEIC’s commercial agreements. 
  • Collaborate with Legal Operations Manager on contract management system performance and ensuring that business needs and system performance are aligned and enable optimal strategic support for the contracting function within VEIC. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals, and values of VEIC. 
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of total experience across commercial or government contracting, contract negotiation, contract management, and /or related fields or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. 
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills. Proven to be self-motivated, detail-oriented, accurate, and able to successfully manage multiple tasks and competing priorities within strict deadlines and budgets. 
  • The ability to simultaneously meet immediate needs and deadlines while working toward long-term goals. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to work, learn, and grow in a large organizational environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to learn the key parts of the business in order to ensure the contracting process supports that business effectively. 
  • Proven track record of collaborating with cross-functional groups (eg. Finance, HR, IT) to set objectives and produce meaningful results. 
  • Excellent problem-solving, oral, and written communication skills 
  • Strong background in legal and contract terminology, with experience in consulting, government contracts, or government-funded programs a plus. 
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records, files, and reports. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.  



Internal - Work is normally performed in climate-controlled office environment, where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, poor ventilation, fumes and gases is very limited. Noise level is moderate and includes sounds of normal office equipment (computers, telephones, etc.). No known environmental hazards are encountered in normal performance of job duties.  

External - No travel is required. 


The company will provide adaptive devices as needed.  


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