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ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: production and supply of energy, services and regeneration. Our 17,000 employees combine these capabilities for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities throughout the UK & Ireland.


We enable customers to embrace a lower carbon, more efficient and increasingly digital world. Our customers benefit from our energy efficient and smart building solutions, the provision of effective and innovative services, the transformation of neighbourhoods through regeneration projects, and the supply of reliable, flexible and renewable energy.


ENGIE improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.


Globally, the ENGIE Group employs 160,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €60.6 billion in 2018.


ENGIE are recruiting for a Legal Counsel to be based in Canary Wharf, London E14 5LQ. This is a 12 months, fixed term full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, company vehicle, bonus and benefits package.


Purpose of the job: 


ENGIE has interests in the UK's foremost pumped storage facility as well as a well-established renewables development business (offshore and onshore wind and solar). Furthermore, it operates multiple customer sites with large-scale embedded generation capacity across the UK, providing specialist management of on-site generation with the ability to export to the Grid. 


The primary purpose of the Legal Counsel is to support the Energy Infrastructure Division based in London by providing legal advice on and support to (a) a variety of projects including advising on green and brownfield developments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and divestments; (b) the Energy Infrastructure owned operational assets on day to day operational issues; and (c) the Energy Infrastructure operational contracts for customer-owned energy assets. 



Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide legal advice on potential and committed projects to ensure legal risks are appropriately managed and understood. 

  • Review, comment, negotiate and/or draft agreements including development, construction, O&M, financing, share/asset purchase, offtake and joint venture agreements for both ENGIE and customer owned assets. 

  • Conduct contract negotiations with project counterparties.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable law. 

  • Provide general legal advice on day to day operational matters. 

  • Co-ordinate and manage the outsourcing of legal work when required for the Energy Infrastructure team to external advisers.


Knowledge and skills: 

  • Detailed knowledge of and experience in UK power generation and energy market. 
  • Detailed understanding of the construction industry standard forms in particular the JCT suite of contracts, NEC, FIDIC and IChemE.
  • Ability to draft and negotiate a variety of project documentation including development, construction, O&M, financing, share/asset purchase, offtake and joint venture agreements.  
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills, with the ability to work effectively with people at all organisational levels and to influence and persuade others in a constructive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Capability to negotiate individually and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organisational skills - able to manage conflicting and demanding priorities. 
  • Strong analytical skills.

Experience: 


Essential:

  • Experience of negotiating bespoke construction and O&M agreements and agreements based on construction industry standard forms in particular the JCT suite of contracts, NEC, FIDIC and IChemE.
  • Understanding the contractual framework surrounding energy transactions including power purchase agreements and experience of working on development projects within the UK energy market.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a small team environment
  • Experience of the legal and regulatory framework for UK energy operations

Qualifications: 

  • UK (or common law equivalent) qualified solicitor or barrister with a minimum of 6 years post qualification experience (although other candidates will be considered if they can demonstrate comparable experience).

For more information about ENGIE, please visit:

http://www.engie.com/en/candidates-area/


For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. There is no re-location package with this job role. ENGIE do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The ENGIE Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to ENGIE Managers.


If you are a disabled applicant and meet the minimum outlined in the job description, you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities at interview.





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