Washington State Paralegal Association

Senior Commercial Paralegal - Bellevue, WA

01/02/2024 11:45 AM | Anonymous

TITLE: Senior Commercial Paralegal LOCATION: Bellevue, WA

TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower’s mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company’s activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications – all for significant human health benefits.

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes. TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Senior Commercial Paralegal

Energetic and experienced Senior Commercial Paralegal will deliver high-quality services and work with other professionals on a fast-paced legal team. The individual must be self-directed with demonstrated professionalism and a true desire to develop an effective working relationship with colleagues and have the ability and judgment to manage end to end processes with little supervision. High energy, flexibility, confidence, integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality and the ability to interface with clients and co-workers in a professional, approachable, and positive manner are essential.Responsibilities:

  • Provides dedicated programmatic support for the TerraPower lawyers) and will report to the Senior Corporate Counsel.

  • Prepares drafts of agreements, including confidentiality agreements, and other documents and handles both routine and first line non-routine contract review and negotiations (including confidentiality agreements) in consultation with the TerraPower lawyers.

  • Provides end-to-end processes primarily for procurement contract and confidentiality agreement reviews.

  • Creates and formats documents electronically including letters, memos, status reports, presentations (PowerPoint), spreadsheets (Excel), and other related documents.

  • Provides legal support for TerraPower government contracts and grants and associated compliance requirements.

  • Prepares updates to and provides administration of legal policies and procedures in consultation with the TerraPower lawyers.

  • Provides support for the creation of, and updates to, standard contract templates for TerraPower’s business.

  • Files, tracks and updates a variety of business and legal templates and documents.

  • Understands the nature of the business in order to provide value-added service and enhance working relationships.

  • Facilitates daily contact with TerraPower lawyers and other TerraPower personnel via email and phone.

  • Coordinates with TerraPower lawyers to meet business objectives and the TerraPower legal department’s goals and objectives.

  • Manages external work with outside lawyers and others regarding matters on which the TerraPower legal team is working.

  • Initiates and sustains continuous improvement in TerraPower contracting advice, negotiations, templates, drafting, implementation and management, undertaking negotiations and contract management when needed.

  • Initiates and implements technological improvements to streamline legal review and support.

  • Determines priority and responds appropriately and coordinates communications with stakeholders. Makes recommendations as needed regarding appropriate action and follow-up.

  • Conducts legal and other research as requested (electronic and other resources), creating deliverables ready to share directly with the other functions within TerraPower.

  • Provides back-up support to TerraPower lawyers and other legal team members.

  • Tracks and coordinates other matters for the TerraPower legal team.

  • Participates actively in group meetings to understand short- and long-term goals of the legal team and the business.

  • Coordinates communication and service requests from various parts of the TerraPower business.

  • Assists Senior Corporate Counsel in preparing and delivering best practices materials and training to TerraPower organization as part of new employee orientation and on other matters.

• Performs other tasks and projects as requested from time to time by the TerraPower lawyers and in support of the TerraPower business.

Key Qualifications and Skills:

  • 10 plus years or equivalent level legal support experience, preferably in a fast- paced and challenging environment in a company.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; additional professional certifications, up to and including a J.D. is a plus.

  • Knowledge and experience with contracting, corporate and legal principles required.

  • Familiarity with intellectual property and licensing a plus.

  • Experience providing programmatic successes across and in support of organizational success, including technology improvements for the legal function

  • Ability to make solid business decisions, manage end-to-end processes, think ahead, problem-solve, and multi-task in a highly dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to work in a team setting and conduct and present oneself in a highly external clients and personnel.

  • Proven ability to exercise high degree of confidentiality and objectivity.

  • Proven ability to work independently with little or no supervision.

  • Ability to receive and provide constructive feedback on work performance.

  • Ability to accurately keyboard at 50+ wpm.

  • Scrupulous attention to detail and excellent drafting and proofreading skills.

  • High level of proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; familiarity with SharePoint a plus.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, filing, and prioritization skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.

  • Ability to execute a high volume and broad scope of tasks.

    Job Functions

    Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

  • Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
  • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds
  • Repetitive work: Prolonged
  • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
  • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working
  • environment of >8 hrs./day
  • Travel required: 0-10%

TerraPower’s technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government. TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitate TerraPower’s export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Government export authorization approval times vary. Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.

Job details

Salary Range Level 9: $95,414 - $ 143,122

*Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual’s qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Washington State.

Job Type: Full-time Benefits:

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments

  • Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits Medical

    Life and Disability
    Gender Affirmation Benefits Parental Leave
  • 401k Plan

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

    21 days of annually accrued PTO
  • Generous Holiday Schedule

    10 paid holidays
  • Relocation Assistance

  • Professional and Educational Support Opportunities

  • Flexible Work Schedule


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