Legal Counsel

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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.  We are excellent listeners and offer a wide range of solutions, perfectly tailored to your specific requirements.

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 Ltd. – a subsidiary of BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH. The applicant will ideally have at least 3 years of legal experience either in private practice or in industry. You will join a team of three lawyers and report to the Head of Commercial. We have a pipeline of 140MW of onshore wind across 4 projects for delivery between 2020-2022. There is also a significant onshore wind and ground mounted solar development pipeline for delivery from 2021.

Location: Edinburgh 

Your responsibilities

  • Supporting the construction team in the procurement of construction agreements and providing drafting and negotiation support in relation to turbine supply agreements, EPC and BoP contracts in particular;
  • 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;
  • Drafting commercial contracts;
  • Procuring, managing and reviewing legal advice provided by external law firms;
  • Supporting due diligence activities in relation to acquisitions and project sales.

Your profile

  • You are technically and digitally inclined
  • You will ideally have at least 3 years of legal experience either in private practice or in industry
  • You will be a qualified solicitor in Scotland or England & Wales
  • Previous experience of working on renewable energy projects (onshore wind and solar specifically) desired;
  • Preferably a background in construction, but general projects and energy background will be considered;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Shows 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;
  • Naturally well prepared and organised, able to deal with competing priorities and meet deadlines.

Your benefits

  • 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 


Your contact

We look forward to receiving your application! 

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please get in contact with us.
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