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Senior Legal Counsel (d/f/m) Construction and Procurement Law (maritime)


Hamburg, HH, DE, 20354 Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN5 6PB Essen, NW, DE, 45141


RWE Renewables GmbH 

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent



Your role
We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated and self-confident Senior Legal Counsel supporting our fast-growing renewable energies business with a strong focus on international wind projects and maritime law. 

As a Senior Legal Counsel within the Construction & Procurement Law Department you will work alongside other members of the RWE Renewables Legal Team closely cooperate with other support functions to deliver a holistic and streamlined service to the business of RWE Renewables with a focus on Maritime Law.


Your future plans

•    Provide legal advice for complex international construction project in various jurisdictions with a specific focus on maritime law.  
•    Provide legal support to procurement activities of the RWE Renewables business with a focus on construction and operation of wind project onshore in Europe and APAC and/or offshore worldwide 
•    Be one of the key legal advisors handling all legal matters of RWE Renewables’ renewable energy projects
•    Advise the business on shipping law and maritime contracts as well as various procurement contracts (e. g. drafting and negotiating of charter parties, vessel frameworks, turbine supply agreements, balance of plant agreements, EPC(I) & turnkey contracts, purchase agreements for components, O&M agreements as well as service agreements.
•    Provide support (including liaising with external counsel) in related dispute resolution situations.
•    Drive standardisation and process improvement initiatives.
•    Develop non-standard, customised solutions when needed to address complex project challenges.
•    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 profile
•    Fully qualified lawyer with excellent academic credentials, further qualification or experience in other jurisdiction is beneficial.
•    Minimum of 8 years’ experience in maritime and/or renewables business.
•    At least 5 years’ in maritime law in an international law firm or company, preferably in the renewables energy sector.
•    Outstanding commercial, technical and strategic understanding.
•    Organizational, analytical and communication skills.
•    Customer centrism and solution-oriented mindset. 
•    High level of engagement and motivation, enjoy working in an international team including travel.
•    Flexibility and ability to work professionally and accurately under pressure and challenging deadlines as well as to prioritize your tasks.
•    Personal drive, willingness to take initiative and high level of commitment and solution-oriented mindset
•    Very good command of English language is essential; further language skills preferred. 


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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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