Leading Legal Counsel

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  • London, GBR
  • 30 Nov, 2019

Job Description

Leading Legal Counsel **Overview** + **Job ID:** 326473 + **Country:** Great Britain + **Location:** London + **Company:** Equinor UK Limited + **Contact Name:** gm_equinoremea@equinor.com + **Workplace:** Onshore + **Discipline:** Legal + **Education Preferred:** Bachelor's Degree + **Experience Preferred:** Not Indicated + **Closing Date:** Dec 122019 **Job Description** We're Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We're the largest operator in Norway, among the world's largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we're building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future. Legal (LEG) is the competence unit for all legal matters related to the Equinor group’s business areas and corporate activities and consist of legal experts, specialists, consultants, and qualified support personnel. The department has overall responsibility for advising on all legal matters and on ethics and anti-corruption compliance, undertaking Integrity Due Diligence research and acting as the Corporate Bodies’ secretariat within the Equinor group. The New Energy Solutions (NES) business area reflects Equinor’s long term goal to complement the oil and gas portfolio with profitable renewable energy and other low-carbon energy solutions. NES aims to do this with the support of Equinor’s oil and gas competence, project delivery capabilities and ability to integrate technological solutions. NES’s core activities include a growing offshore wind portfolio, a Solar taskforce, operational responsibility for the Technology Centre Mongstad Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility, and a portfolio of venture capital investments. NES is organised into 5 business clusters; Ventures (VEN); Strategy and Innovation (SI); Business Development (BD); Wind and Low Carbon Development (WALC); and New Energy Operations (NEO). Leading Legal Counsel for New Energy Solutions (NES) with focus on UK North Sea and broader global responsibility for international NES developments **Job Description** Advise the development of the mulit-billion dollar Dogger Bank, Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal extension developments. Advise on the operations and corporate matters for each of these projects. Advise on the multi-billion dollar project financing and power sales. Advise on the strategy to transform Equinor’s business into a multi-faceted energy hub in the North Sea, linking to other European energy markets. Build competence and lead improvement throughout legal (100 lawyers) on new energy solutions, in particular to help with other multi-billion dollar projects around the world. Provide advice to team leader and others on development of entire NES portfolio across the world. External Orientation: Represent Equinor in multiple business arenas to influence the development of the regulatory environment throughout Northern Europe. Manage and develop new ways of working and reducing costs with external and internal lawyers both in UK and in other locations. This will also involve developing competence and ways of working within the Equinor’s renewables business **Qualifications** Educated to level of Bachelor or higher within relevant subject. Experience of advising senior management within the renewables or broader power sector. Ideally with competence across project development, regulatory, project finance, power sales and grid development. Commercial awareness and demonstrated ability to support strategic transformation. Strong transactional experience with shareholder agreements, auction arrangements, subsidy agreements, and power purchase agreements. **Personal Qualities** Able to make prompt, clear decisions and takes responsibility for actions, projects and people. Able to take initiative, act with confidence and work under own direction. Team Player - Demonstrate an interest in and understanding of others. Establishing a good relationship with customers and colleagues. Able to build wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organisation. Upholds ethics and values. Able to demonstrate integrity. Excellent communications skills both verba and in writing. Excellent analytical skills. Able to analyse numerical data, verbal data and all other sources for information. Able to identify and produce new ideas, approaches and insight. Ability to live by our safety and security expectations **We Offer** Not just a job: a career. We encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities our global company offers, and empower you to build your career across multiple disciplines and geographies, exchange ideas and learn from others. Rewards. We offer a range of reward programmes within one Equinor framework adapted to the local market. This includes competitive salary, variable pay schemes and a share savings plan. Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees’ health and well- being are a priority and we appreciate that our employees have commitments outside of work. Whether for family or individual needs, flexibility is important to us all. We recognise that in order for you to be the best version of yourself in the workplace, being able to collect your children, attend a class or simply enjoy social time can be invaluable. We offer opportunities for flexible working. An inclusive culture. We believe embracing our differences makes us stronger and an inclusive culture is a vital part of our working environment. Diversity for us embraces experience, competence, age, gender, education, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, disabilities, and more – everything that helps shape our thoughts and perspectives. True inclusion means being able to bring your whole self to work, and for everyone to feel accepted and valued. **General Information** Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point. Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.