Senior Legal Counsel - Renewables Offshore Projects

Senior Legal Counsel - Renewables Offshore Projects

RWE Group

Utrecht, Netherlands

As a Senior Legal Counsel within our international legal team you will focus on RWE Renewables’ Dutch offshore projects.

As the Project’s first legal point of contact, you will:

  • advise the projects you are working on in your area of expertise; and
  • coordinate legal advice by other inhouse and external legal experts as necessary for your projects.

Your role will focus on:

Planning, Consenting, Permitting

  • Advising the business on permitting and environmental legal topics, as well as working with expert advisors on obtaining permits and other consents required for the development, construction and/or operation of offshore renewables projects;
  • Developing, assessing and coordinating permitting strategies, as well as overlooking project development legal paths;
  • Handling permitting procedures and supervising obtaining consents.

Regulatory

  • Advising the business on offshore tender legislation; contribute to the preparation of tender bids and sign them off from the legal point of view;
  • Advising the business on grid connection matters as well as subsidy and offtake regulations;
  • Advising on other specific electricity legislation and regulation, including engagement with regulators and market operators;
  • Evaluating the impact of global green policies on the business and working closely with our Regulatory & Strategy departments.

Real estate

  • Advising the business on onshore real estate and property law matters, for example relating to substations or project offices and storage locations.

Project Legal support

  • Being the projects’ first point of contact for legal advice and coordinating specialised inhouse and external legal advice in a cost and work efficient manner;
  • Establishing and maintaining the projects’ compliance with applicable laws and regulations throughout the projects’ lifetime;
  • Keeping oversight of all legal matters relating to projects in your remit (including legal matters covered by other specialized lawyers) and advising senior management about all related legal risks, including claims and disputes.

General legal support

  • Provide regulatory legal advice during the construction & operations phase and in M&A and joint-venture transactions;
  • Manage organizational or coordination tasks, including process optimization initiatives;
  • Establish and nurture good and constructive working relationships with legal and business colleagues.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • graduated from law school with distinction, is qualified as a solicitor in the Netherlands and has exceptional legal instinct;
  • thorough expertise at least in one of the following legal areas and an interest in becoming an expert in the others: Renewable Energy Regulatory matters, Permitting, Planning, Consenting, Real Estate, Infrastructure Projects, and/or Environmental Law;
  • at least 5 years of work experience in an energy practice in an international law firm or a company, preferably in the renewables energy sector;
  • the ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a dynamic environment;
  • commercial and technical understanding of large industrial projects and good understanding how to best support them from the legal point of view;
  • excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills and a solution-oriented and positive mindset;
  • a high level of engagement, is a strong team contributor and is able to work individually and cross-functionally;
  • a fluent command of English, enjoys working in an international team and is open to some travel;
  • some project management or project leadership experience, ideally.

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