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Job Title

Legal Counsel

Reporting to

Senior Legal Counsel




Full Time, Permanent


RES Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the areas that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.


About RES

RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company with over a 22GW portfolio and the expertise to develop, engineer, construct, finance, and operate projects around the globe and is active in a range of energy technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution.  RES is also responsible for the operational asset management of over 7.5GW on behalf of Clients.

We are driven by our vision to create a future where everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy.  We are proud of the 21 million tonnes of carbon offset each year by our global portfolio of renewable energy projects and we are proud of the people that developed and built them.


Culture of Care for our People, Our Planet, and Our Product

In joining RES, you chose to become part of an organisation built on a long history of operational excellence and care.  We have always cared about our employee’s safety, wellbeing, and personal growth.  We truly value and respect the individual contributions of our people and believe that diversity provides an important range of perspectives.  A fair and inclusive culture makes us stronger.  Our culture of care and inclusion extends to the environment and to external communities, stakeholders, clients, suppliers, and the carbon footprint we leave.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, relation, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status.

RES is a LGBTQ+ Inclusive Employer and Certified as a Family Friendly Workplace.


What we offer

At RES you can expect to join a warm and welcoming team in a business that wants you to succeed.  Employee satisfaction is of paramount importance, and we show this through a wide range of benefits including a competitive bonus, genuine flexible working, generous and gender-neutral parental leave, 25 days leave (including the ability to swap cultural days of significance), annual skin checks, flu vaccinations, eye care, professional trade subscriptions, professional body membership, 4 paid volunteer days, and charity matching,

We are also dedicated to the personal and professional development of our employees via training and development opportunities and sponsored education. 


The position

The position is for a Legal Counsel working as part of RES Australia’s growing 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. 

The role will mainly assist/support the commercial and project development teams within RES Australia (comprising onshore wind, battery storage and solar) but also a wider group of operations, procurement and technical teams. 


Organisational Context

The role will have a broad remit covering project development, commercial, financing and projects work, including drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, finance contracts, offtake agreements, joint ventures, sale and purchase agreements, and assisting with financial close of complex transactions.

The role will mainly assist/support the commercial teams within RES and also the wider group of project development, procurement, operations and technical teams.

Close co-operation and liaison with RES personnel and teams will be a fundamental part of the role.


Key Accountabilities


  • Managing a varied caseload.
  • Assisting other members of the RES legal team and relevant business teams.
  • Drafting agreements and negotiating terms.
  • Providing ad hoc legal and commercial advice typical of an in-house position.
  • Liaising with 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.
  • Be an exemplary role model to encourage the avoidance of risk-taking behaviours across the business and provide the personal commitment never to “risk it”.





  • Experience gained with a reputable practice dealing with large scale infrastructure projects.
  • Will have trained at a respected firm or company and preferably have experience in a Corporate/M&A, Finance or Projects team.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office.



  • 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.





  • Minimum +2 PAE required.
  • A strong project, debt or corporate and commercial background.
  • Experience in negotiating and drafting a wide variety of commercial, M&A, finance and/or projects agreements.
  • Ideally, the candidate will have experience of working in the renewable energy industry or for renewable energy clients.


  • Qualified lawyer, admitted to practice law in the Australia.
  • Strong academic credentials.


The Interview


We want our candidates to perform their best at interview.  If a traditional interview style does not suit you, or if you require assistance due to a disability, either physical or non-physical, please let us know. 


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Australia - Legal


  • Australia, Sydney

Employment type

Permanent Full Time

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