Senior Legal Counsel

Location: Sydney
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact: Laen Sugi
Email: email Laen
Reference: BBBH11143_1698365583
Posted: 9 months ago

Title: Senior Legal Counsel
Location: Sydney

About NextWave
NextWave Partners is the Recruitment Partner of choice within the Clean Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, ESG, Impact Investment, Climate-Tech & Technology sectors. We are committed to supporting industries battling climate change towards a net-zero future and a sustainable economy.

About the Role

One of our clients, a leading global renewable development company globally that done operational, and Construction in renewables. This role is located in Sydney - Hybrid, and you will be working with a strong team in renewable focus on Solar , BESS.

As a Legal Counsel specializing in renewable energy, you will play a crucial role in providing legal support across all phases of renewable energy projects, including development, procurement, construction, operation & maintenance, and project finance. Your primary focus will be on solar and wind energy projects. This role requires a qualified lawyer with specific experience in renewable energy to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, mitigate risks, and facilitate the successful execution of projects.


  • Legal Compliance: Ensure that renewable energy projects comply with all applicable laws, regulations, permits, and licenses related to environmental, land use, and energy.

  • Contract Review and Drafting: Review, draft, and negotiate various contracts, including power purchase agreements (PPAs), construction contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, and finance agreements.

  • Risk Mitigation: Identify legal risks and propose strategies to mitigate them, including risk assessment and mitigation in project agreements.

  • Project Development: Provide legal support during the project development phase, including land acquisition, permitting, and zoning matters.

  • Procurement Support: Assist in the procurement of equipment, materials, and services required for renewable energy projects, ensuring compliance with legal standards.

  • Construction Phase: Offer legal guidance during the construction phase, including contract management and dispute resolution.

  • Operation & Maintenance: Provide ongoing legal support for the operation and maintenance of renewable energy facilities, including contract management, compliance, and dispute resolution.

  • Project Finance: Work closely with the finance team to secure project financing, including reviewing and negotiating financing agreements and ensuring compliance with lender requirements.

  • Stakeholder Communication: Collaborate with internal teams, external consultants, regulatory authorities, and other stakeholders to facilitate project success.

  • Legal Research: Stay updated on legal developments in the renewable energy sector and provide insights and guidance to the organization


  • Law Degree: A bachelor's or master's degree in law from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum 3 years of PQE

  • Renewable Energy Experience: Minimum of 3 of experience in renewable energy law, with a strong focus on solar and wind energy projects.

  • Project Lifecycle Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of the full project lifecycle, from development to operation, with experience in relevant legal aspects at each stage.

  • Contract Negotiation Skills: Proficiency in drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements, including PPAs, construction contracts, and finance agreements.

  • Regulatory Knowledge: Familiarity with the regulatory landscape and compliance requirements specific to renewable energy projects.

  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assess legal risks and propose effective solutions.

  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex legal concepts to non-legal stakeholders.

  • Ethical Standards: High ethical standards and commitment to maintaining confidentiality and upholding legal and professional ethics

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary

  • Hybrid

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on the platform with your latest CV. We will review your application and revert back promptly.

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Diversity is a core value at NextWave Partners, and we are proud to be partnering with equal opportunities employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.