We are looking for an experienced, strongly motivated and self-confident legal counsel Real Estate capable of working across the international RWE Renewables' business to deliver a holistic and streamlined service to the business of RWE Renewables in the Netherlands (Zwolle).
As a Legal Counsel within the RWE 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. The office is located in Zwolle, however hybrid working is the standard.
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, you have gained more than 5 years of working 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:
RWE Renewable offers you the opportunity to contribute your strengths to an interdisciplinary, open-minded and motivated team and bring your ideas to life