Senior Legal Counsel - Offshore Wind

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An exciting opportunity has been created for an experienced Solicitor, to join this international Renewable Energy company as a Senior Legal Counsel. The role will be based in Edinburgh with continued flexibility to work from home.

Applicants will ideally have a minimum of 5 years of relevant PQE gained within Energy/Infrastructure Projects or Construction/Energy - Renewable Energy (either on or offshore), Project Finance, multi-contracting, FIDIC and/or EPC contracts experience would all be highly desirable.

The company is expanding and requires support with the active pursuit of several opportunities across the European clean energy market and the development of key projects within the UK offshore wind and renewables sector.

The Senior Legal Counsel will  provide dedicated legal support on all matters relating to a specific wind farm development, reporting to the Head of Legal and also working closely with the Project Director. 

More specifically, the role will involve:

  • General corporate/commercial, and commercial contract advice and the identification and management of legal risks.
  • Responsibility for drafting and the negotiation of a wide range of bespoke agreements, including commercial contacts, consultancy agreements, construction and supply agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other agreements, as required.
  • Involvement and where relevant, responsibility, for legal aspects of CfD/ relevant auction submissions, corporate, contracting, financing and other key features relating to the project’s development.
  • Monitoring and advising on regulatory developments within the offshore energy sector and on the regulatory framework applicable to the project (and the company) at national, regional and local level.
  • Support on property and planning matters (onshore and offshore).
  • Ensuring good governance and compliance with all regulatory aspects.
  • Relevant stakeholder engagement and management of external legal advisors and budgets.
  • You will also be expected to manage a number of direct reports.

To find out more, please contact Jill Cowan on 07931 811 330 or apply with your CV online.

17 January 2022
0141 530 4333