Type: Full Time|Permanent
Legal Counsel – Renewable Energy
Full Time, Legal Vacancy In City and County of the City of London
Our client is a renewable energy organisation that is undergoing rapid growth. It aims to help facilitate the energy transition demands of the UK and EU by developing and investing into large-scale solar and battery storage projects. The team comprises individuals with a proven track record in infrastructure investment, renewables spheres and innovation.
As Legal Counsel for the business you'll be accountable for ensuring the delivery of high quality, efficient and value-adding legal services in a fast-paced and ambitious growth environment, domestically in the UK and with potential for internationally with future growth and expansion.
We are seeking a credible and experienced senior legal expert with an excellent understanding of the renewables business and energy sector and the key role the in-house legal team will play in the successful delivery of company growth plans.
Growing, developing, and managing all legal aspects of a multi-disciplined team comprising land, consenting, commercial and construction to deliver the legal services required by the business to meet both strategic and financial objectives.
Collectively, you'll advise the business on applicable legal and regulatory obligations, identify, and rationalise legal risk and ensure legal input to the internal governance and compliance processes.
Implementing initiatives and processes to set standards and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, responsibility, and ethical behaviour.
Leading the legal workstreams to integrate new businesses and assets into the business.
Leading the delivery of legal services to and the management of our investment partners.
Working collaboratively with key internal stakeholders and colleagues including directors heads of department, investors and a range of internal and external specialist functions in the delivery of your role.
Managing external legal advisors (panel law firms and advocates) as appropriate, including appointments, management of service delivery and fees.
Skills and Qualifications
A qualified solicitor or barrister, with CV proven PQE coupled with a solid track record of producing high quality and effective legal advice.
Experience of renewable development lifecycle and associated legal risks, management and objectives.
Good commercial acumen, with proven ability to carry out commercial negotiations to fulfil objectives and agree high value complex deals.
Ability to build, develop and nurture effective business partnering relationships based on trust, integrity and the delivery of a value-adding legal service, both personally and through your team.
Strong people management skills, with experience operating within a multi-disciplinary team.
Highly organised, delivery-focussed and solutions-driven with the ability to comprise and propose imaginative and appropriate solutions and implement innovative business improvements.
Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm. We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.
Inclusive Application Process
Climate17 is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We believe there is no solution to climate change without people. We aim to increase diversity across all areas and as such, we are committed to partnering with clients and candidates to create an inclusive and sustainable regenerative world.
We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability.
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