Position: Commercial Solicitor (Distributed Energy)
Salary: GBP44100 - GBP66100 per annum + Performance related bonus
Ref: 543815_1674581322
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 24/01/2023
Expiry Date: 21/02/2023
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, 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.

Base Location: Glasgow | Perth | Reading

Salary: £44,100 - £66,100 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

We are seeking to recruit a Commercial Solicitor to join our legal team based in either our Glasgow, Perth or Reading offices with commercial and corporate experience or relevant transferrable skills.

Reporting to the respective Head of Legal (SSE Enterprise), you will be responsible for:

- Providing legal advice to a variety of stakeholders in respect of the projects function within Distributed Energy (DE), including tenders, acquisitions and general commercial agreements.

- Providing dedicated legal support to the DE major projects function, covering sectors such as microgeneration, behind the meter solar and battery storage, electric vehicles.

- Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, including joint venture agreements, power purchase agreements (PPAs) and energy services agreements.

- Advising the business on legal issues raised generally within the DE business.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love for you to be a qualified solicitor (Ideally 3-5 years PQE) and have:

- A comprehensive understanding of the legal and commercial issues that are pertinent to the distributed energy business, renewable energy or utilities sector, the SSE Group and the energy market.

- A broad experience of commercial matters (preferably in the utilities and/or energy sector) including drafting and leading negotiations on complex energy projects and associated commercial agreements.

- You should have a passion to work as part of a high performing team, sharing knowledge, best practice and supporting colleagues as well as being comfortable working independently and leading on your matters.

- A proactive and pragmatic approach to giving legal advice and support in a clear and concise manner and within timescales.

- Confidence and resilience in your approach to your work, legal skills and knowledge as well as being willing to take an active role in supporting more junior members of the team.

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?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 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.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Kimberlee on 01738 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.

Job Benefits:

Performance related bonus