Solicitor - Renewables and Construction

We have an opportunity for a Solicitor, 1-3 years PQE, based in our Edinburgh office, working closely with partners Martin Whiteford and Pat Loftus


The role is a dual role advising on both non-contentious construction and more widely on renewable energy and low carbon projects.

You will be involved in a wide range of renewable energy and construction projects.  The team sits within the wider corporate department and is part of a cross-departmental energy sector group.  The team advise investors, developers, sponsors, public sector bodies across sectors ranging from wind energy, to solar, hydrogen, education, housing, transport and many more.

We are looking for a candidate that is passionate about renewable energy and ready for the next step.

The role will involve:

  • Assistance in drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts, subcontractor agreements, consultant appointments and other legal documents.
  • Advising on commercial contracts relating to renewable energy projects including advising on grid issues and operation and maintenance contracts.
  • Conducting legal research to stay abreast of industry trends, regulations, and best practices.
  • Supporting the delivery of major transactions and innovative projects
  • Liaising with clients – developing and maintaining relationships
  • Embracing the firm’s continuing investment in technology for the delivery of legal services

Prior relevant legal expertise is not necessarily required as training will be provided, but the successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness to learn, an interest in the renewables and construction sectors and a commitment to become involved in business development activities.

The successful candidate should be able to manage a varied workload, be able to work alone and as part of a team and have the ability to deliver a first-class service to our clients.

Team Expertise

Working closely with partners Martin Whiteford and Pat Loftus, the role will provide you with the support and opportunity to develop your key legal and commercial skills within a flexible working environment, as well as build relationships with a variety of clients ranging from renewable energy developers to local authorities, universities, contractors and a range of other clients.

Read more about our team’s expertise in Our People:

Our People | Anderson Strathern Solicitors | Edinburgh & Glasgow

Anderson Strathern are an equal opportunities employer.  Our policy is to recruit, develop, nurture and retain a diverse workforce following the guidelines of the Equality Act 2010.

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