Business Support

Legal Counsel

  • Location: Tyne and Wear
  • Salary: Market related
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job Ref: BSRG-36455a
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This vacancy is managed by:

Roxanna Gibb

Roxanna Gibb

07841 913 631 / 01709 723 248

[email protected]

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Job Description

Elevation Recruitment Business Support is excited to be exclusively partnering with OnPath Energy in the recruitment of a Legal Counsel. OnPath Energy are one of the UK’s leading land-based developers of complex renewable energy infrastructure within the UK, specialising in the identification, development, consent, construction and operation of onshore wind, solar, and energy storage solutions , required for the transition to Net Zero.

The Legal Counsel position is a newly created opportunity that will play a key role within the business.
This individual will report to the General Counsel and will provide a wide range of legal advice and support. They will work within a collaborative environment across multiple functions, including finance, construction, commercial, and projects.

Benefits:

• Tusker car scheme (available from day one of employment)
• Hybrid flexible working
• Life insurance (7 times annual salary)
• On site gym 
• Electric charge points
• Bonus scheme
• Westfield health scheme

Key Responsibilities of the Legal Counsel :

  • Provide legal advice on corporate governance, commercial matters, finance and corporate transactions, property, planning, regulatory compliance, employment law, and intellectual property
  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts such as property agreements, project development agreements, M&A documentation, supply contracts, and service agreements
  • Conduct legal research and stay informed on laws, regulations, and industry trends in the UK renewable energy sector
  • Support the development and implementation of corporate policies and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Manage and coordinate with external legal counsel
  • Assist in dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation
  • Participate in corporate governance and company secretary activities, including preparing and reviewing board materials, minutes, resolutions, and working with document management systems and Companies House

Requirements of the Legal Counsel:

Essential:

  • England and Wales or Scottish qualification
  • Minimum 1-2 years PQE – preferably with energy experience or related industries
  • Excellent analytical, drafting and negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build effective relationships across the organisation
  • Adaptable, possess strong learning agility, and fully invested in growing with the business

Desirable:

  • Familiarity with the energy market in the UK
  • Strong knowledge of project development and regulatory advice in relation to energy projects
  • Experience in financing structures and corporate transactions tax incentives for renewable energy projects

If you are someone who understands the importance of fostering a collaborative approach across a business and are ambitious in your career development with the possibility to grow into a General Counsel, then this could be the role for you!!

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This vacancy is managed by:

Roxanna Gibb

Roxanna Gibb

07841 913 631 / 01709 723 248

[email protected]

Join my network on LinkedIn


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