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Oil & Gas/Renewables - Senior Legal Counsel - London

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Oil & Gas/Renewables - Senior Legal Counsel - London

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract

  • Contact:

    Ryan Hutchinson

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12-Month Fixed Term Contract

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Senior Legal Counsel

12 Month Contract


Job Description

We are seeking a general Commercial lawyer with construction experience, reporting to the Head of Legal, on a 12-month fixed-term arrangement to join its in-house legal team.
The primary focus of the role is to, with a handover, provide maternity cover as a commercial lawyer, and in particular to offer legal advice and support to the business in regard to operations, maintenance and legacy construction arrangements.


  • Providing advice and support to the Operations and Maintenance Team and the Commercial Team in the management of ongoing O&M and EPC contract arrangements (including advising on arrangements for repair of the interconnector during the defect liability period)
  • Drafting and reviewing necessary contracts to assist the O&M team, including support contracts and repair contracts following the expiry of the defect liability period
  • Providing legal support in relation to grid connection arrangements, property instruments and land access arrangements for the converter station sites and land cable routes
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements including supplier agreements, agreements governing the delivery and maintenance of the company’s IT systems and services, consultancy agreements, agreements with energy trading companies
  • Providing legal support in relation to agreements 
  • Providing legal support in relation to agreements necessary for the auction and sale of interconnector capacity
  • Assisting the Head of Legal with company secretarial matters
  • Liaising with the wider business to provide ad-hoc legal advice
  • Assisting with the management of external legal counsel and management of ongoing disputes and litigation
  • Assisting with the management of confidential information and intellectual property, compliance with applicable legislative regimes, management of existing/future third party supplier T&Cs and curtailment of the Company’s liability, and ongoing regulatory reporting.


Minimum Standards & Selection Criteria

  • Ideally, you will be coming from an in-house team at a leading multi-national engineering, construction or energy company, or from private practice, with a minimum of 4 years PQE.
  • Relevant experience is required in contract drafting and management, claims management and experience in dispute resolution and company secretarial matters would be beneficial.
  • Good knowledge or industry exposure to technical systems, solutions and services for the transmission and distribution of electrical power is beneficial but not essential.
  • The role will require working directly with the current Commercial Lawyer to gain an understanding of the current work plan and future requirements during maternity leave, plus close collaboration with operations and maintenance, construction, commercial and financial colleagues.
  • Our client is seeking an individual with a collaborative work ethic who is open to the views of others in order to achieve the company's goals.
  • You will be skilled to plan ahead and identify important issues and work in a systematic way while sustaining excellent organisational, delivery and communication skills.
  • You should possess the dexterity to adapt to different audiences and interact at all levels, be self-motivated and results orientated and be willing to take ownership and responsibility.


In relation to the benefits, please see the breakdown below;

  • Basic salary - £80k - £95k depending on experience
  • Equivalent to 10% bonus - upon completion of the assignment
  • Pension scheme; 5% employer/ 4% employee – date of commencement
  • Life Assurance x4 basic salary – upon probation completion
  • Private medical healthcare – upon probation completion
  • Health Cash plan – date of commencement
  • Employee Assistance programme – date of commencement
  • Cycle to work scheme – date of commencement
  • Annual Season Ticket Loan - upon probation completion
  • Eurotunnel Travel Concession Scheme (application required) - date of commencement
  • Other perks – weekly fruit and snacks in our London office, hybrid working (3 days in the office, 1-2 working from home)