Solicitor

Recruiter
EDF Energy
Location
Barnwood, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Oct 2019
Closes
22 Oct 2019
Ref
1304723897
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Solicitor

Barnwood, Gloucester

12 month Fixed Term Contract

Competitive Salary and Benefits

EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Poland. We are the UK's leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy, producing around one-fifth of the nation's electricity and employing more than 13,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.

The Opportunity:

This role will offer the right candidate the potential to move to a full time position in due course. It is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure within a large, fast paced business where every day is different. You will gain exposure across the whole organisation and be given the opportunity to lead on projects.

Day to day:
  • To provide timely, risk informed and commercially relevant legal advice to the Generation business unit on contractual, corporate, statutory and regulatory issues.
  • To work closely with Business Partners within the Generation business to understand their objectives and business drivers and to identify current and future legal requirements.
  • To review, draft and participate in the negotiation of contracts, leading the negotiation process where appropriate.
  • To develop and deliver training courses appropriate for the business and for other solicitors as required.
  • To help monitor and advise on future legislative changes that may impact the business.

The Skills:
  • Qualified solicitor admitted in England and Wales or equivalent. The Generation Legal team would welcome any level of post-qualification experience, from newly qualified lawyers to lawyers with several years' experience.
  • Experience of delivering a pro-active, business focused service that anticipates risks and prevents commercial impacts.
  • Possesses solid, well rounded legal knowledge and drafting skills in commercial and contractual law, with a particular focus on general commercial, corporate and/or projects work.
  • Able to effectively communicate complex legal concepts to a range of audiences, both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to quickly establish credibility within the business unit.
  • Able to demonstrate both attention to detail and the ability to set pragmatic legal advice in the context of an established, commercial, operational business.
  • Able to work both independently, where appropriate, and under the supervision of a more senior lawyer where required.
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and work on several projects concurrently.
  • Flexible approach with a willingness to develop knowledge and skills in different areas of law and to provide support to other teams, as required.
  • Organised and methodical approach.
  • Confident communicator, able to present information to a range of audiences.

Competitive salary and benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a defined benefit pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.

Although these roles are advertised on a full-time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered

Why EDF Energy?

We're proud to be an inclusive, disability confident employer and recognise the importance of employee well-being, and although these roles are advertised on a full-time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered.

We're about the people who work with us and we celebrate their diversities and embrace the value that their differences bring. We believe that a culture of inclusion forms the basis of a truly sustainable business and is vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation, with a number of employer networks and benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, we assess every potential employee against our four key behaviours - Integrity, Inclusion, Inspiration and Impact. We make sure that our workforce is a true reflection of our communities and customers. Their unique perspectives not only give us a better understanding of customers from all walks of life, but bring fresh ideas too.

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