Legal Counsel

  • Location independent
  • Work experience
  • Law
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Across solar, wind and bioenergy, at BayWa r.e. we r.e.think energy - how it is produced, how it can be stored and how it can be best used to enable the global energy transition that is essential to the future of the planet.  Every day we are working hard to actively shape the future of energy in a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

BayWa r.e. UK Limited is part of the international BayWa r.e. group of renewable energy businesses, with our main office based in Edinburgh, and with other locations in Cork and Glasgow. The BayWa r.e. UK team focuses on wind project development, acquisition and construction, both in the UK and Ireland.  

About the role

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.

Your Responsibilities

  • 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

What You Bring

  • 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 detail
  • 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

What We Are Ready To Offer You

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Yearly Team Away Days
  • Flexible Working Environment
  • Yearly Discretionary Performance Bonus Scheme
  • Excellent Company Culture
  • Mental Health First Aid support
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides all employees with 24/7 access to telephone and online counselling
  • Access to an online benefits portal which includes travel and shopping discounts, healthy living advice & a financial well-being resource bank
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme 


Is This Role The Right Fit For You?


We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us at
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