Inhouse Solicitor

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dublin

Job Description

A full-time permanent role, joining an existing legal team of four solicitors and one legal executive.  

This is a broad role within the legal team and as Elgin Energy grows it is likely that the role will evolve and change with the business.  

Initially the role will involve assisting with all aspects of Elgin Energy’s operations with a particular focus on project contracts, energy, funding and corporate sales including:

  • providing dedicated legal support on power generation projects including solar PV, battery storage and voltage optimisation;
  • supporting the construction, asset management and trading teams in drafting, negotiating and advising on a range of complex commercial, project development, construction, operations, and/or offtake contracts across all jurisdictions;
  • providing commercially focussed legal advice, and developing and maintaining a strong and current understanding of the renewable industry;
  • advising on general business law issues of all areas of the company, including but not limited to corporate matters, procurement, pre-construction consents, regulatory, safety, security, insurance and sustainability issues.
  • liaising with the internal teams in reviewing due diligence reports ;
  • supporting with development funding, project finance and other funding arrangements;
  • assisting in corporate matters including joint ventures, asset sales and disposals;
  • reviewing and advising on commercial contracts such as NDA, letters of engagement and agreements with third party suppliers;
  • providing ad hoc advice on a range of issues, and
  • managing and instructing external counsel.
  • Required Skills:

  • Qualified solicitor ideally with 3-6 years strong post qualification experience obtained in a top tier Irish or international firm or in-house.
  • Experience in one of the following desirable: energy, construction/projects, financing,  corporate, or and other related energy work.
  • Experience of drafting and negotiating complex commercial and/or corporate contracts.
  • Detail oriented and meticulous with excellent communication (both written and verbal) and organisational skills.
  • A high level of motivation and a friendly manner to enable effective and positive engagement with colleagues, external legal counsel and key stakeholders.
  • The ability to work proactively and within a team, with an ability to prioritise tasks.
  • A flexible approach to work to be undertaken.
  • You can maintain a clear head and efficient manner throughout periods of increased pressure, and are accustomed to a fast-paced working environment, acting with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines spanning multiple and complex legal projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be willing to share the cultural values: of integrity excellence and agility.

About us

Elgin Energy is a full-service, utility scale, solar+storage platform bringing projects from origination through to energisation. Elgin is active across the project lifecycle from project origination through to construction management and operational asset management. The company has over 12GW of solar and storage projects across our three key markets of the UK, Australia, and Ireland.

As of 2022, Elgin Energy agreed to sell the UK’s largest solar PV transaction to date consisting of a portfolio of 12 projects with a combined capacity of 519MW of projects including 70MW of collocated energy storage capacity to Scottish Power Renewables (UK) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of global utility Iberdrola Group.

In 2021, Elgin Energy secured financing with Berenberg Green Energy Fund for the development of solar PV projects totalling 1.36GW in the UK and Ireland and also raised £25 million via Focus Capital Partners to fund its growth strategy across its core markets. In 2020, the company partnered, in separate transactions, with both Foresight Group and Metka-EGN in relation to two portfolios to deliver a total of 276MW of UK solar development projects and was successful with two Irish solar projects in Ireland’s first solar auction, RESS-1 – Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS). In addition to the above, Elgin Energy delivered 21 solar projects, totalling 230MW, before the UK Government’s Renewables Obligation (ROCs) scheme ended in 2017.

Elgin Energy works with long-term strategic partners to deliver projects to the energization and provides asset management services through their operational life. The company has expanded internationally over the last 14 years with a professional team of engineers, accountants, and lawyers located in its London, Dublin, and Sydney offices. Elgin has a 98% success rate through planning across all its markets.

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