In-House Construction Lawyer

Closing date

30.08.24

Infinis is the UK’s leading renewable energy generator of low carbon power from captured methane. We convert methane gas from landfill sites and disused mines to electricity. Our sustainable energy expertise also extends to solar and battery energy storage (BESS) technology. 

This work helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions on climate change and provides secure, efficient local power generation. Infinis is supporting the energy transition to net zero. With demand for renewables set to rise, the energy industry is a great place to build your career. 

About the role  

We are making significant progress in developing our portfolio of flexible and renewable generation sites with solar and battery storage operations. We are looking for a talented Construction Lawyer to join our esteemed in-house legal team. This role presents an opportunity for you to contribute your expertise in the specialism of construction law to help secure the development pipeline.

You will have a proven track record in drafting and negotiating a wide range of construction contracts and advising on legal issues arising during construction projects. You will be invaluable at every stage of the process from the initial tender phase through to project completion. You will work collaboratively with the project and construction teams, offering clear legal advice and guidance to help the business achieve successful project operation.

As a UK qualified solicitor, you will have at least 3 years’ PQE experience working in house within the renewable energy sector or acting for renewable energy project developers in private practice.

This is a hybrid role working as a minimum of 2 days a week at Head Office in Northampton.

Job outline

  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing construction project contracts including consultant appointments, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements, tender documentation; procurement contracts; service level agreements; warranty documents and performance guarantees
     
  • Advising on commercial and regulatory issues and risk management initiatives relating to the development and construction activities of the group and monitoring and advising on legislative and regulatory developments
     
  • Provision of legal support to cross discipline growth initiative teams in relation to strategic projects including M&A, development opportunities and related financing arrangements
     
  • Providing advice and support to the project managers and business teams on contractual issues that arise through the project development and construction process including in relation to dispute resolution
     
  • Assisting in the development and audit of legal and corporate infrastructure including policies and procedures and standard form contracts.

What will you bring to the role:

  • UK qualified solicitor of c.3 years PQE + with practical construction law experience
     
  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills with an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders  
     
  • Experienced working on low carbon or renewable energy projects with ability to multi-task, problem solve and balance competing priorities.
     
  • Be adaptable with a flexible approach and be able to manage an allocated workload as well as working effectively as part of a team
     
  • You have the right to work in UK with a full UK driving license.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, generous car allowance plus bonus – target up to 25%
     
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
     
  • Pension scheme with 6% employer contribution
     
  • Domestic solar, battery and EV charger points scheme which provides funding towards the cost of installations at your home address
     
  • Electric Vehicle salary sacrifice scheme on EV lease car options
     
  • Employee Assist Programme, including an app which enables virtual appointments with GP's and mental health counsellors
     
  • Eye care vouchers
     
  • Cycle to work scheme
     
  • Community volunteering charity days.

Why Infinis?

Our company vision is simple, but very powerful. We’re focused on generating a low carbon future. That’s all about making the most of clean, emission-free generating technology, and reducing any indirect emissions that come from our supply chain.

At Infinis, we believe that success is achieved through a culture of passion and engagement. We aim to reduce inequalities, foster diversity, and inclusion in our workforce, and give back to our communities.

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