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Senior Projects Solicitor

Belfast, County Dublin, Greater London, Perth and Kinross, Reading, Renfrewshire
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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SE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Reading, London, Dublin or Belfast

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

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

What is the Role?

SSE's Renewables Offshore business has a fantastic opportunity for Senior Construction or Commercial Solicitors to join the team. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to ground breaking offshore wind farm projects, spanning the entire spectrum from development to operation.

Elevate your legal career in a sector that is not only high profile and rapidly evolving, but also pivotal to the net-zero transition. We aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and escalate renewable energy output fivefold to over 50TWh in the next decade. As Senior Project Solicitor you will:

- Collaborate with legal counterparts, internal corporate functions, and business representatives to achieve their goals and objectives.

- Provide high quality, pragmatic, legal support and advice on a variety of commercial and construction matters for new offshore development projects once they become operational.

- Oversee in-house legal activities and engage and manage external legal resources from our panel firms.

- Foster and sustain excellent relationships with internal stakeholders, clients, and colleagues across the legal team and other corporate functions.

- Align with our business's strategic priorities and contribute to the realisation of our core purpose, to power communities to thrive today and create a net-zero tomorrow.

What do I need?

To excel in this role, you'll be highly organised, delivery focused, and solutions driven with the ability to apply constructive challenge. You'll have a passion to join a high performing team environment where collaboration, knowledge sharing, and mutual support are paramount. You'll be comfortable in providing sound advice in relation to a variety of construction and commercial enquiries, while navigating interactions with stakeholders at all levels. This opportunity is likely to appeal to Senior Solicitors with 7 years + of PQE.

To be considered for this role, we'd love you to be/have:

- Qualified Solicitor in Scotland, England and Wales, or Ireland.

- Proficiency in building robust professional relationships with clients, stakeholders, external legal counsel, and the wider legal team.

- In-depth understanding of the legal and commercial landscape in offshore renewables, renewable energy, and the broader energy market.

- Proven experience in managing commercial and construction matters, preferably within the utilities and/or energy sector, including the drafting and negotiation of contracts and associated commercial agreements.

- Proactive and pragmatic in providing legal advice, ensuring clarity, conciseness, and adherence to timescales.

About our Business

Our in-house SSE Legal function operates across the SSE Group to ensure business actions and behaviours are aligned to business priorities, are legally sound, and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, responsibility and ethical behaviour. We identify and rationalise legal risk, providing advice on both regulatory and statutory obligations, all whilst helping the business to achieve their strategic goals.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

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

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Louise on / 01738 351671.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.