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Senior Legal Counsel (NL) RWE Renewables Offshore Projects


Utrecht, UT, NL, 3521 AZ

RWE Windpower NL BV, Utrecht

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Legal / Compliance 


  • Contributing to the green energy transition
  • Being the first legal point of contact for high profile offshore wind and hydrogen projects in the Netherlands
  • Lots of opportunities for growth
  • An open minded, dynamic and positive company culture
  • A truly international and supportive team
  • 3 days per week of remote working possible and a great work/life balance
  • And many more advantages!


Got interested? Then please read on.



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:

  1. advise the projects you are working on in your area of expertise; and 
  2. 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



  • 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


We can offer you

  • the opportunity to work on high profile and complex renewable energy projects and transactions
  • varied and interesting work that contributes to the green energy transition
  • a positive, dynamic and supportive work environment
  • a flexible working time and location arrangement
  • a truly international team with motivated colleagues
  • a setting that encourages you to come forward with ideas
  • room for growth and development within the company

A bit of a different profile but think you would be a great fit? Please reach out. We would love to hear from you.


Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 63821

Any questions? Contact Dennis Mielke, RWE Platz 4, 45141 Essen


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 is a leading global player in sustainable energy and number 2 worldwide in offshore wind. The Benelux is one of the markets where RWE wants to further expand its sustainable energy portfolio. Offshore innovations are an essential part of RWE's sustainability strategy. RWE is participating in the Dutch offshore wind tenders. At the moment RWE is significantly expanding it’s Benelux team. We are looking for talented colleagues that want to work together with us developing the Belgium and Dutch offshore wind farms of the future and make a real difference in the energy transition.

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