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Legal Counsel

The position is for a Legal Counsel working as part of RES Australia’s legal team based in Sydney, Australia. The role is responsible for providing legal advice and support to the relevant business units within RES Australia Pty Ltd and reporting to the Contract and Risks Manager. The role will mainly assist/support the project development teams within RES Australia (comprising onshore wind, battery storage and solar) but also a wider group of operations, commercial and technical teams. The role will primarily be providing property support to the project development teams and will include transactional work on major renewable energy projects and assisting with financial close of complex transactions. The role will also involve providing general ad hoc legal and commercial advice typical of an in-house position. Close co-operation and liaison with RES personnel and teams will be a fundamental part of the role.

  • Managing a varied caseload
  • Working closely with the project development teams to provide legal support on real estate and development matters.
  • Assisting other members of the RES legal team (and relevant business teams) in relevant aspects of complex project finance and/or M&A transactions.
  • Liaising and managing external legal advisors, ensuring quality and consistency of service.
  • Reviewing documentation prepared by external legal advisors, identifying and reporting on potential risks in contracts.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Australian legal system.
  • Experience gained with a reputable real estate practice dealing with large scale infrastructure projects.
  • Will have trained at a respected firm or company.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Able to work confidently and pro-actively in a team and alone
  • Approaches work with diligence and attention to detail.
  • Previous in-house experience is not essential, but the candidate must be an excellent communicator with the ability to work alongside a range of commercial and technical personnel, sharing a genuine interest in RES' business and future.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Minimum +4 PAE required.
  • A strong real estate background.
  • Experience in other areas of law, including planning would be beneficial although not essential.
  • Ideally, the candidate will have experience of working in the renewable energy industry.
  • Qualified lawyer, admitted to practice law in Australia.
  • Strong academic credentials.


Location: Australia

Contract Type:Full-Time

Type of Role: Legal