In-house Commercial Lawyer

Community Windpower Ltd

Frodsham, Cheshire
c.£19,000 - £21,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Thursday, 26th May 2022   1 day left

Community Windpower is at the forefront of wind energy development in the UK with over 1GW of renewable energy in their portfolio containing onshore wind farms that are built, under construction and in development. As renewable energy specialists, we are fully experienced in the identification, design, development, construction and operation of onshore wind energy projects.

We are looking to recruit a paralegal or newly qualified lawyer with 0-3 PQE with experience in commercial contract and property law. Experience within the renewable energy sector would be a benefit.

The successful candidate will work closely with our in-house Legal Counsel and Commercial Team who will support and advise in relation to a variety of matters including planning, commercial and property law with a focus on renewable energy project development.

The role of the lawyer is critical to ensure the successful running of the business and the individual will liaise across other departments to promote future success. The position is permanent, full time and based at our Head Office in Frodsham, Cheshire.

Key Duties

The daily tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting, negotiating, and completing Heads of Terms, Option Agreements, Leases, cable and access agreements, rights of access agreements and licenses.
  • Carrying out legal due diligence in respect of land parcels for sites and access thereto.
  • Assisting the Development Team on development activities and planning matters that arise.
  • Drafting and negotiating new contracts including supply and service contracts.
  • Providing advice in relation to commercial contracts such as Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and grid contracts.
  • Liaising and managing third party external legal advisors.
  • Project and corporate finance due diligence.
  • Ad-hoc job-related tasks as and when requested.

Skills required:

  • Qualified lawyer 0-3 PQE or paralegal.
  • Competent knowledge of MS Excel and MS Office applications.
  • Knowledge of Scottish and UK planning law would be beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good team player, thorough approach and strong work ethic.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and Covering Letter to: [email protected]