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Legal Counsel - Legal Real Estate & Regulatory Law

RWE Renewables, United Kingdom (UK) or other European countries

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


As a Legal Counsel within the Renewables Legal  -  Real Estate & Regulatory Law Team you will be acting as one of the key legal advisors handling all legal matters relating to RWE Renewables’ energy projects in United Kingdom and other European countries.


We are looking for an experienced, strongly motivated and self-confident legal counsel capable of working across the international RWE Renewables’ business, alongside other members of the RWE Renewables Legal Team and engage with other support functions to deliver a holistic and streamlined service to the business of RWE Renewables.


Your main tasks will be:

  • Provide legal support to our business operations in the area of renewable energy production, with a focus on delivering commercial and solution-oriented regulatory advice across a mix of project-related, transactional and contractual work relevant to development, construction and operation of renewable assets
  • Advise the business on other legal matters, including drafting and issuing legal opinions on permitting procedure issues, planning and environmental law topics
  • Provide legal advice in the phase of acquisition and/or divestment of projects, including performance of due diligence in the areas of expertise
  • Provide support (including liaising with external counsel) in related dispute resolution situations
  • Drive standardization of processes and templates
  • Develop non-standard, customized solutions when needed to address complex project challenges
  • Manage organizational or coordination tasks incl. management of all processes related to the Team areas of responsibility and process optimization  and improvement initiatives
  • Manage permitting activities including relationships with authorities and stakeholders and development of drafts and templates of related applications, notices, enquiries and communications with authorities and stakeholders, contracts and agreements
  • Establish and nurture effective cross-functional and cross-cultural working relationships with legal but also business colleagues in the regions of interest and the wider Group


Your powerful skills

  • In addition to a successfully completed degree in English and Wales and/or Scotland law with distinction
    • being qualified as a solicitor in the relevant jurisdiction, you have gained more than 3 years of professional experience from working in a primary law firm and/or company , preferably in the Energy Area and the Renewables Energy Sector
  • You have outstanding commercial, technical and strategic understanding as well as:
    • Flexibility and ability to work professionally and accurately under pressure
    • Proven organizational, analytical and standardization skills
    • capability of working in a further EU-language is beneficial
    • Good understanding of front-to-end processes and passion for continuous improvement
    • Personal drive, willingness to take initiative and high level of commitment and engagement, enjoy working in an international team including travel
    • Excellent clear communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective cross-functional working relationships, customer centrism,  consulting skills and service- solution-oriented mindset


Benefits you can rely on

We offer you the opportunity to contribute your strengths to an interdisciplinary, open-minded and motivated team and bring your ideas to life. Onboarding and development programs are offered too.



Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 44640

Any questions? Dani Roe (Recruiting), danielle.roe@rwe.com

We look forward to meeting you!


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.

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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.

RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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