Commercial Solicitor

Commercial Solicitor (521763)

Are you an experienced Commercial Solicitor? If so, please read on…

Salary: £32,700 - £49,100 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time

About the Department

Our in-house SSE Legal function operates across the SSE Group to ensure business actions and behaviours are aligned to business priorities, are legally sound, and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, responsibility and ethical behaviour. We identify and rationalise legal risk, providing advice on both regulatory and statutory obligations, all whilst helping the business to achieve their strategic goals.

Thermal & EPMI complements our renewables business to support the transition to a low-carbon economy by 2030. We embrace an innovative and inclusive culture and operate a flexible generation fleet that can respond quickly to market changes. EPM & Investments aim is to create value-adding energy trading services for all stakeholders and external customers by providing superior returns and diversity of fuel supply through financial gas investments that are aligned to SSE’s risk strategy. EPM & Investments also offers insight to support the SSE PLC portfolio, while supporting financial investment with well-managed exploration activity.

What is the Role?

We are seeking to recruit a Commercial Solicitor to join our legal team based in either our Perth, Glasgow or Reading offices with corporate and commercial experience or relevant transferrable skills.

Reporting to the respective Head of Legal, you will be responsible for providing legal advice to a variety of stakeholders with varying needs within the Thermal & EPMI business including in respect of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, construction, strategic business projects including project finance and general commercial agreements.

What do I need?

The essential skills and experience you will bring to this role:

  • Qualified lawyer with circa 0-3 years PQE;
  • An understanding of the legal and commercial issues that are pertinent to the Thermal & EPMI business and the Energy market;
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating general commercial agreements;
  • A passion to work as part of a high performing team, sharing knowledge, best practice and supporting colleagues;
  • Proactive and pragmatic approach to giving legal advice and support in a clear and concise manner.

Please be aware if you are successful, you’ll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Our Benefits

We’re committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer? 

Next Steps

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About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out.  We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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