Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Purpose

A key member of the Legal and Risk Management function, with day-to-day responsibility for managing and delivering high quality, practical legal advice and solutions to the UK operating business.  Will also manage and deliver legal support to special projects (including M&A and development growth projects) on an ad hoc basis.

Job Summary

Principal responsibilities are described below:

Legal Affairs

  • Responsible for providing commercial and operational teams with day-to-day legal and regulatory advice including identifying issues, advising accordingly (including bringing you own opinion) and supporting the business in reaching practical outcomes. To include:
    • contract and regulatory interpretation
    • dispute management
    • legal problem solving
  • Drafting and negotiation of documents (with external specialist support as appropriate), ensuring that they meet the needs of the business and that the legal risks are fully assessed and managed. To include:
    • procurement, maintenance and construction contracts (including managing procurement self-service process)
    • IT contracts
    • confidentiality agreements
    • technical and consulting service agreements
    • documents to support intra-group activities and treasury function
    • loan and financing agreements
    • agreements for the sale or purchase of UK power, other commodities, and ancillary services
  • Working with project teams and UK and corporate senior management to deliver enterprise and regional initiatives. To include involving those internal teams with external counsel as appropriate.
  • Ensuring the General Counsel is kept aware of material issues on a timely basis and agrees with the path taken as work progresses.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of InterGen’s business in the UK, its corporate structure and governance. Be familiar with the commercial and legal risks which exist in the business and external market, and our approach to managing them

Legal Function Responsibilities

  • Responsible for management of legal documentation
  • Responsible for managing a limited suite of registered trade-marks (supported by external patent attorneys)
  • Managing external counsel where appointed, including engagement terms, scope of work, WIP management and settlement of invoices
  • Supporting and initiating continuous improvement in the delivery of legal support to the business
  • Updating and managing precedent bank, sharing best-practice and delivering legal training

Growth Projects

  • Working with the development team to deliver development and M&A projects as required

Corporate Secretarial Services (global/multi-jurisdictional)

  • Responsible for providing corporate secretarial services, including drafting board and shareholder resolutions and guiding other functions on requirements
  • Responsible for company filings in relevant jurisdictions, working with external company secretarial providers

Governance

  • Managing, drafting and updating LRM departmental policies and procedures
  • Discharging certain responsibilities under departmental policies and procedures, including in relation to delegations of authority and third party due diligence policies, and meeting KYC requirements

Management Responsibilities

  • Access to additional internal legal resource Legal Counsel, delegating and supervising appropriately
  • Instructing, working alongside and challenging external counsel as required

Skills / Competencies

Key characteristics of the successful candidate will include:

  • Ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders, and show leadership across functions to ensure appropriate and timely engagement of legal support
  • Commitment to accountability, ownership and delivery
  • Strong drafting, advisory and analytical skills, with attention to detail. Able to get to the heart of the matter but ensure that the details are covered off
  • Requires minimal supervision and is able to make decisions with regard to legal risk in the context of an operating business
  • Comfortable working in a lean structure that is highly customer focused and requires agility and prioritisation
  • Ability to build relationships with external stakeholders
  • Suited to an entrepreneurial, fast paced, value-driven corporate culture
  • Highly professional with ethical and moral standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates commercial acumen
  • Understanding of UK electricity markets and regulatory regime desirable
  • Understanding of financing transactions desirable.

Education

  • A minimum of degree level education and post-graduate legal qualification

Experience

  • Qualified to practice in the United Kingdom as a solicitor, advocate or barrister
  • A minimum of eight years’ post qualification experience with corporate legal department or in private practice

Travel

  • Occasional

To apply, please send résumés to jobposting@intergen.com