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Assistant Lawyer - Real Estate Scotland

RWE Renewables UK Management Ltd., Various, Großbritannien (GB)  

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


The role:

  • Assistant lawyer in the Real Estate and Regulatory team
  • Conducting and managing Scottish renewable energy projects and real estate matters
  • Reporting to the Head of EU Team and supervised by the Senior Real Estate solicitor in UK
  • Working closely with the development team in Scotland, and other stakeholders, eg operations teams, partnering team and offshore project teams 
  • Work across the international RWE Renewables’ business to deliver a holistic and streamlined service
  • Participation in standardization and process improvement initiatives
  • Innovative thinking, developing non-standard and customized solutions when needed for bespoke transactions


Must be competent to carry out:

  • Real estate development work
  • Site acquisitions
  • Site assembly
  • Landlord and tenant work
  • Access agreements and other ancillary land agreements
  • General real estate matters eg freehold acquisitions, easements/wayleaves, covenants, asset management etc



  • Qualified as a solicitor or barrister in Scotland is a pre requisite.
  • Dual qualification UK and Scotland is not essential but may be helpful
  • Experience with PQE in non-contentious real estate
  • Must have experience from in-house, international, national or boutique specialist real estate/energy law firm
  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to explain technical issues concisely to a broad audience. Must be approachable and service orientated
  • Be flexible to adapt to the changing needs of the business and changes in work stream/demands, and in dealing with people
  • Confident and able to manage budgets and external expenditure, together with managing external advisors
  • Be a confident negotiator with third parties, adopting a commercial and pragmatic approach


Experience in the following would be beneficial:

  • Renewable energy sector work, including on and offshore developments, some hydro and battery storage
  • In-house experience
  • Knowledge of the planning/consenting process
  • agricultural land
  • Technically knowledgeable and able to give reliable, pragmatic advice succinctly and in a timely manner




Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 46539, application deadline 16/11/2021 


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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