Legal Counsel

We’re looking for a Legal Counsel, that can help us meet our high ambitions for growth and help move energy into a fully renewable future.

We’re a leading European renewable energy trading powerhouse, and one of only a few major actors in the energy trading business today that both manages renewable assets and executes energy trading at large scales simultaneously. With +13 GW of renewable power under management and +15 years of experience innovating the European PPA market, we’re a unique player positioned in an exciting industry with the ambitions and capabilities to push the green transition forward.

Join our journey as our new Legal Counsel and make your impact at one of Europe’s largest energy trading companies. Centrica Energy Trading is the trading arm of Centrica plc, which employs more than 23,800 people worldwide. At our Aalborg office, where this programme runs, you’ll be joining our international house counting over 350 dedicated energy specialists. You will get a chance to be involved in the future of energy and work in a vibrant business environment with some of the world’s biggest investors and businesses looking to re-shape the energy industry and move towards a low carbon economy.

The Position
The team consists of different personalities and skillsets, but the fundamental principle is excelling together. We offer flexible working hours and locations alongside a positive working environment characterized by expertise, responsibility, and innovation alongside great opportunities to make your mark and influence decisions.Working in a fast-paced high-performance environment, you’ll be reporting to the Head of Legal. Your primary responsibilities will include:

-Providing strategic legal advice to the business to assist with the negotiation of agreements

-Participate in project groups / work groups giving legal advice / assessment

-Working as part of project teams either for transactional work or to help implement new processes, products and systems such as approving new strategic business initiatives, new products and entry into new geographical jurisdictions

-Assessing applicable forthcoming legislation changes (in conjunction with Regulatory Affairs and Compliance as appropriate) and advising on potential impact

-Managing complex dispute resolution with external counterparties

The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for an ambitious Legal Counsel with the drive and technical know-how necessary to understand a complex business area and who is eager to seek management responsibilities. For us, it is first and foremost important that you are eager to learn and ready to have a steep learning curve. You have a natural interest in the energy sector and/or energy law and if you are familiar with the Scandinavian languages (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian), it is an advantage. We expect an education as Master of Law or similar. Furthermore it’s advantages for you, if you can recognize and have…

-An ability to learn and understand commercial aspects of variety of contract types

-A strong skillset in negotiation of agreements and Contract drafting

-An interest in managing Centrica’s overall legal risk position by ensuring that contracts reflect best practice

-Succeeded in breaking down complex legal matters effectively to allow for clear understanding and decision making

-Worked closely with internal parties to ensure clarity of understanding of the commercial and legal requirements of business activities

-The capabilities of being comfortable with ambiguity and calm under pressure with the ability to juggle and prioritise multiple deliverables with a high degree of self-management

-An ability to present a complex subject in a clear and simple way

About Us
We’re a profitable, agile company that understands the necessity of investment to achieve improvement. If you’ve got the willingness, ambitions, and right attitude we offer a work environment that will help you grow on a professional as well as personal level. You’ll get first-hand experience within the energy sector and within an international trading business with a proven track record and ambitious growth plan.

Energy markets are increasingly dominated by an ambitious decarbonization agenda, and so are we. Leveraging our in-house talent and specialists, extensive market expertise, technical capabilities, and the strong balance sheet of Centrica plc, we’re focused on delivering on the net-zero agenda as a vital enabler of our future growth. Our ambition is to become Europe’s No. 1 renewable energy trader and a globally important player, and we’re delivering on an ambitious corporate- and commercial strategy to make those ambitions a reality.