Legal Counsel

Organisation
BayWa r.e.
Reference
VAC-16733
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Energy
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
Competitive
PQE
3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
As a result of our continued growth in the UK and Ireland we are looking to recruit a Lawyer to support the delivery of our onshore wind, solar and battery projects pipeline.

Job Description

 

The renewables sector offers unparalleled opportunities for both professional development and the chance to make an active contribution to sustaining our natural environment. BayWa r.e. is a subsidiary of BayWa AG Group, a public listed company and part of Germany’s S-Dax. BayWa r.e. offers fascinating roles with great prospects in the fields of wind power, solar energy and bio-energy. Our business activities include trading, project development and realization, consultancy services and technical/commercial operations management. We have positions at our locations in Germany (head office), Japan, Singapore and in the USA.

As a result of our continued growth in the UK and Ireland we are looking to recruit a Lawyer to support the delivery of our onshore wind, solar and battery projects pipeline at BayWa r.e. UK Ltd. – a subsidiary of BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH. The applicant will ideally have at least 3 years of legal experience either in private practice or in industry. You will join a team of three lawyers and report to the Head of Commercial. We have a pipeline of 140MW of onshore wind across 4 projects for delivery between 2020-2022. There is also a significant onshore wind and ground mounted solar development pipeline for delivery from 2021.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Supporting the construction team in the procurement of construction agreements and providing drafting and negotiation support in relation to turbine supply agreements, EPC and BoP contracts in particular;
  • Working with project managers to implement core processes and systems to enable efficient contract agreement and management
  • Identifying the need for legal input and support across the UK and Ireland business and supporting as required in risk management, contract drafting/negotiation and contract implementation;
  • Drafting commercial contracts;
  • Procuring, managing and reviewing legal advice provided by external law firms;
  • Supporting due diligence activities in relation to acquisitions and project sales. 

YOUR SKILLS:

  • You will be a qualified solicitor in Scotland or England & Wales & you will have 3 years legal experience in the industry or private practice
  • Previous experience of working on renewable energy projects (onshore wind and solar specifically) desired;
  • Preferably a background in construction, but general projects and energy background will be considered;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Shows understanding of the company's needs and seeks to tailor advice appropriately;
  • Takes responsibility for leading on legal aspects of transactions;
  • Self motivated and driven;
  • Naturally well prepared and organised, able to deal with competing priorities and meet deadlines. 

We can offer you exciting challenges as part of a team of professionals. Furthermore, the international focus of our company will open up excellent future prospects for you. Fast career advancement within regional management and attractive remuneration package is offered for excellent performance. Our integration into BayWa AG provides security and the opportunities for further development that you would expect from a company of this size. Information about this position is also available on the careers page of our website at careers.baywa-re.com. We look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter, along with your desired salary and earliest available start date.

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