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Legal Counsel - Legal Real Estate & Regulatory Law (NL)


Zwolle, OV, NL, 8041 BL


RWE Windpower NL BV 

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 of RWE Renewables’ renewable energy projects in the Netherlands.


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 in the Netherlands.


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 and real estate advice across a mix of project-related, transactional and contractual work relevant to development, construction and operation of renewables assets;
  • Advice the business on real estate and property contracts, including development of drafts and negotiation of related documentation
  • Advice the business on corporate 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 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
  • In addition we would deem highly beneficial your expertise on:
  •  provide legal support to procurement activities of the RWE Renewables business in all technologies and advice the business on procurement contracts, including development of drafts and negotiation of related documentation, such as turbine supply agreements (TSAs), balance of plant agreements (BoPs), EPC(I) & turnkey contracts, purchase agreements for components, O&M agreements, service agreements
  • Provide legal support on HSE, R&D, IP, IT and insurance matters.



Your powerful skills


In addition to a successfully completed degree in Dutch law with distinction and the qualification as solicitor, post-graduate qualification is beneficial, experience in the focus area in in the energy practice group of a primary law firm or company, preferably in 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

• Very good command of English is essential, 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.

Promoting diversity (40x40) special offers for parents & children (40x40) flexible working times (40x40) cafeteria/canteen (40x40) health services (40x40) company sports (40x40) Free parking (40x40) shareholding (40x40) staff events (40x40) training/human resources development (40x40) career promotion (40x40) support of extra-occupational studies (40x40) attractive remuneration (40x40) accessibility (40x40) employee discounts (40x40) social commitment (40x40) International exchange (40x40) Graduate programme (40x40) good transport connection (40x40)

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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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