Energy and Infrastructure Lawyer (0-4 years' PQE) – Brodies LLP



Based in Edinburgh and Glasgow

The team operates across both cities and the successful candidate will be expected to spend time in both locations.

REPORTING TO:

Keith Patterson, Partner and Sarah-Jane McArthur, Partner

JOB PURPOSE:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor/Senior Solicitor to join our Energy and Infrastructure team. This role presents an excellent opportunity to work in a client-facing role in a supportive team, which is top ranked by Chambers in energy. Whilst previous experience in energy or infrastructure is desirable we are also keen to hear from applicants who would like to switch into the energy and infrastructure sector.

The central belt team undertakes the firm’s work in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors and advises developers, investors, sponsors, lenders and the public sector across of a variety of sectors: power (wind hydro, solar, tidal and biomass), heat, infrastructure (education, health and transport) and construction (real estate development and investment).

You can expect to work on a mix of renewable power, heat and infrastructure projects. Due to the breadth of work that the team undertakes you will work across a number of sectors and we will encourage you to develop your own areas of expertise. This role presents an excellent opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and be exposed to a variety of transactions.

Delivering projects is a team effort and you will work with a number of partners within the team and colleagues from across the firm in Banking, Corporate, Planning and Real Estate.

We offer a fantastic training programme with clearly defined career paths and our ambitious growth plans offer significant future opportunities. We also have a range of flexible working options available including excellent infrastructure to support remote working and working from different offices.

CORE TASKS:

• Advising on developing or bidding for new greenfield projects
• Advising on the financing and implementation of new greenfield projects
• Advising of the sale and purchase of greenfield and operating assets
• Advising on joint venture arrangements between project developers and investors
• Advising on the operating aspects of built projects including asset variations
• Advising on energy and utilities regulation
• Establishing good working relationships with clients and other teams within the firm
• Active involvement in the team’s business development activities including events preparation, article writing and social media
• Researching policy and legal developments and impact on client activities
• Be aware of Brodies’ information security policies, and protect information assets from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference at all times.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

• Seeks a long term career in energy and infrastructure
• Self-motivated and uses initiative
• Team player and willing to be flexible
• Willing to take the time to understand client business models
• Takes pride in quality of work
• Able to work efficiently and deliver to deadlines
• Willing to take responsibility for delivering client service
• Ability to identify and focus on the important issues
• Willing to contribute to business development
• Takes responsibility for keeping legal and sector knowledge up to date


SKILLS:

• Good communicator
• Strong analytical skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Good grounding in legal knowledge
• Good business knowledge
• Able to work efficiently and deliver to deadlines

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to legalrecruitment@brodies.com quoting reference number BR661. If you would like to discuss the role in further detail, please contact Suzanne Ross on 0131 656 0156

Brodies is committed to equality, diversity & the creation of an inclusive work environment where no partner, employee, potential employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment. We value the skills, experience and perspective that a diverse and representative workforce offers us in terms of our ability to deliver top class legal services to our clients.

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