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Legal Counsel

Red Rock Power Limited
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14 May 2021

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Job Title: Corporate Legal Counsel (5 years PQE)

Department: Legal

Location: Edinburgh

Reports to: Head of Legal

Employment Type: Employee

Company Profile

Red Rock Power Limited is a growing, European renewable and sustainable energy company based in Scotland and owned by SDIC Power, a global power generation company headquartered in Beijing, China.

Our project portfolio currently includes three wind developments - the proposed Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm, Afton Wind Farm and a 25% stake in Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm.

The company is interested in expanding its portfolio of projects and has grown its Edinburgh team significantly in recent years with valuable experience from across some of the UK's biggest infrastructure projects.

We are currently looking to recruit a Corporate Legal Counsel. As a key member of the legal team reporting to the Head of Legal, you will support the Head of Legal and work alongside other members of the legal team, to support on legal and transactional aspects relating to the Company and its investments.

Job Description

•Assisting the Head of Legal with Company, projects, operational and transactional matters.

•Assisting the Head of Legal with general corporate/commercial, and commercial contract advice and the identification and management of legal risks to the business and to its senior management, directors and shareholders.

•Involvement in legal aspects of UK and European energy related M&A transactions.

•Involvement in corporate matter, contracting, financing and other key aspects of UK offshore wind and renewable energy projects.

•Drafting bespoke agreements and the drafting and negotiation (and where relevant, in the management of external legal advisers in the drafting and negotiation) of share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, commercial contacts and consultancy agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other agreements, as required.

•If required, supporting the Head of Legal with Company secretarial duties and ensuring good governance and compliance with all regulatory aspects.

•Monitoring and advising on regulatory developments within the Energy and M&A/ Corporate sectors.

•Researching and evaluating risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.


•Highly motivated, ambitious and a commercially minded team player.

•Excellent technical, interpersonal and communication skills.

Knowledge and Experience Required

•Preferably, at least 5 years post-qualification legal practice experience (law firm or in-house), and ideally with broad experience gained in corporate, M&A, divestment or investment aspects of projects, infrastructure or energy/ renewable energy related matters.

•Experience of the renewable energy sector desirable but not essential

• An understanding of relevant Scottish, English and European legislation.


•A qualified solicitor in Scotland or England and Wales, with relevant degree and post graduate qualification.

•An LLB from a UK university or equivalent law degree from another common-law jurisdiction.

Core Competencies

•Effective Communication

•Trust & Integrity

•Team Orientated


•Strategic Vision


•Commercial/Business Awareness

What we offer

•An exciting opportunity and the chance to get involved with interesting projects

•Competitive benefits package including life assurance, private medical care and 10% non-contributory pension

•The chance to work amongst a friendly, dedicated and sociable team

•Social, health and wellbeing initiatives
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