Legal Counsel



LEGAL COUNSEL

THE COMPANY

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.

BRIEF:

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 Limited – a part of the BayWa r.e. global group. The applicant can have experience either in private practice or in industry and a range of post-qualification experience is welcomed. You will join a team of three lawyers and report to the Head of Commercial.

CORE TASKS:

You will encounter a broad range of energy work, as well as being expected to provide support across all aspects of a project from the greenfield site identification stage, through consenting, procurement, construction, financing and sale. Some of the core tasks you will encounter are:

  • Primarily supporting greenfield development, with support on real estate and planning matters for onshore wind, solar PV and battery storage projects across the UK and Ireland
  • Supporting the projects in all aspects of their delivery, including due diligence, acquisition, construction, regulatory, corporate and commercial matters and sale
  • 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
  • Procuring, managing and reviewing legal advice provided by external law firms

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: 

  • You will be a qualified solicitor in Scotland, England & Wales, Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland
  • Previous experience of working on renewable energy projects preferred
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Shows a keen 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
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Naturally well prepared and organised, able to deal with competing priorities and meet deadlines

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply please visit Job opportunity Legal Counsel at BayWa r.e. (baywa-re.com)

All enquiries please contact our HR department, hr.uk@baywa-re.co.uk