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Senior Legal Counsel (Spain)


Senior Legal Counsel (Spain)

  • 543412
  • Closing at: Feb 6 2023 at 23:55 CET

About the Role

Base Location: Madrid, Spain

Salary: Competitive + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

Main Purpose of Job

Legal support on the expansion of the Company in Southern Europe from the management hub located in Spain (Madrid based) working on an international environment and on a demanding growth mode, with a particular focus in the Italian and Spanish markets. You will also be assisting the team and Client(s) in achieving their goals and objectives by providing high quality, pragmatic legal advice and services to the best of the ability pursuant to the key accountabilities using the required business knowledge, skills and expertise.

What is the Role?

- Provides legal advice related to development of renewable energy projects in the portfolio of Southern Europe for the purpose of reaching ready to build (RtB) status, including inter alia energy regulatory law, tender documents, permits, property law, connection agreements, project agreements and other relevant areas of law. Projects include wind technology but also solar, storage and hydrogen.

- Identifies and manages project risks and liability issues and communicates them to the appropriate members and bodies within the organization for decision-making.

- Overall supervision and management of contentious matters, litigation and dispute resolution, including supervising and coordinating with outside counsel.

- Ensures adequate prioritisation and fair distribution of legal tasks.

- Other tasks as assigned.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Strong academic background with a legal qualification in Spain (preferably also in Italy).

- Ideally 5-10 years Post-Qualified Experience mostly gained in the field of the development of renewable energy projects with in-house and multinational relevant experience.

- Strong command of Spanish and English (preferably also Italian).

- Comfortable and confident in working on your own with limited supervision and support from Line Manager or as part of a team, comfortably and confidently taking on a project management role when required. You will be an independent thinker and will be able to naturally set your own timescales and milestones to ensure objectives are being met.

- You will be able to communicate legal risks and recommendations to senior managers in the company.

- Flexibility to travel as the business needs.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

Next Steps

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

All applications should be submitted online in business English, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Kimberlee on / +441738 341523.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


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