1 Feb 2018

Full-Time Senior Construction & Transactional Lawyer (Contracts & Litigation)

EON – Posted by AdminCoventry, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

The Legal Team of E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) is responsible for all legal matters of the Renewables operations of the E.ON Group, including wind project development, partnering, construction, operations and services, in the UK and cross-border.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

You’ll take a lead role in the provision and procurement of any legal requirements and services and the effective management of all of legal risks across all areas EC&R’s UK and international businesses. The focus of the role will be on construction, engineering, procurement  and transactional work.

The role will include:

Taking the lead on the provision, procurement and effective management of a range of complex legal matters across the EC&R business, including construction and engineering transactions and litigation work of EC&R in the UK and other international markets.

Negotiating and drafting complex procurement and service agreements.

Advising on legal disputes of EC&R, including the legal briefings to EC&R’s representatives in JV companies.

Driving the strategy for addressing/managing legal and related strategic risks across the business, ensuring they are addressed and managed in a cost effective, innovative and proactive manner, managing relationships with external advisors and budgets accordingly.

Providing creative solutions with excellent legal technical expertise and a strong focus and application of sound commercial acumen.

Providing legal updates and training to colleagues and the business as applicable.

Being recognised as the owner of certain key senior stakeholder relationships and maintaining an effective network of business leaders both within and outside the organisation and ensure alignment and a strong working relationship with business colleagues and their areas of the business as a member of the EC&R Legal Team.

Contributing to the development of strong and effective relationships between EC&R Legal and EC&R’s UK and international businesses to ensure that legal risks are managed in a coordinated manner.

Maintaining a strong and effective relationship between EC&R Legal and E.ON UK Legal and the wider EC&R and E.ON UK group.

We’ll want you to be a credible and trusted adviser to our EC&R business, capable of providing support in a commercial, solution-oriented and strategic manner and demonstrating the ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the business through objective and impartial advice with great legal and commercial insight.

What we need from you

  • Be a qualified English law solicitor, barrister or legal executive with extensive post-qualification construction / contracts law experience.
  • Trained with and/or worked for a reputable national/international private practice firm in England as a solicitor/barrister is beneficial.
  • Have specialist transactional and/or litigation legal knowledge.
  • Expertise in the renewable energy sector is desirable.
  • Be capable of instructing and manage external lawyers in accordance with agreed budgets and manage the wider relationship interfaces on all areas of law relevant to the role.
  • Maximise opportunities for providing legal support to the business in person and be prepared to travel both within and outside the UK for the role.
  • Be a commercially focussed, innovative and aware solutions provider.
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic, and positive in approach, confident, resilient, adaptable and organised.

What we’ll give you in return

  • Company car or cash allowance
  • 2 for 1 pension contributions
  • Comprehensive flexible benefits scheme
  • Voluntary benefits – discount and cashback
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Financial advice and guidance website

Additional information

This role is based in Coventry.

This is a permanent position.

Due to the nature of this role a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check may be required.

Closing Date: Ongoing

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Job Categories: Construction. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: construction, Eon, Job, and Vacancy. Salary: Competitive.

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