Job no: 524430
Work type: Permanent – Full Time, Permanent – Working Differently Available
Base Location: Reading, Glasgow or Perth with frequent travel to Glasgow.
Salary: £52,800 – £79,200 depending on skills an experience + car/cash allowance + bonus
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible working patterns available
What is the role?
We are seeking to recruit a senior contentious construction solicitor to join our legal team based in either our Perth, Glasgow or Reading offices with strong contentious construction experience.
Reporting to the Head of Dispute Resolution, you will work closely with the Dogger Bank Project team, in particular the procurement and commercial team. You will be responsible for overseeing the management of all contractual disputes on the Project, and providing strategic advice to stakeholders, to ensure effective resolution of any disputes. The role will involve advising the Project board and senior management at all stages of dispute, from early contractual correspondence and dispute avoidance to settlement options and formal dispute proceedings including arbitration, to ensure the best commercial outcome for the Project and its shareholders. You will be familiar with use of industry standard contracts including the FIDIC, NEC and Logic suites of contracts, O&M agreements, design, supply, installation and vessel contracts. An understanding of offshore wind and project finance is also highly desirable.
The Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a development project owned by SSE and Equinor. Comprising of three 1.2 GW projects (Dogger Bank A, B and C) it will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm able to cover approximately 5% of the UK’s estimated electricity generation. Each project will be delivered under a multi-contract strategy using experienced contractors with a proven track record in offshore wind. DBA and DBB are both due to reach Financial Close later this year with DBA expected to be operational by 2023. Construction management is undertaken by SSE and operational management by Equinor. Financial Close for DBC is expected in 2021.
Our in-house SSE Legal function to ensure business actions and behaviours are aligned to business priorities, are legally sound, and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, responsibility and ethical behaviour. We identify and rationalise legal risk, providing advice on both regulatory and statutory obligations, all whilst helping the business to achieve their strategic goals.
What do I need?
The essential skills and experience you will bring to this role:
If you successfully secure a role with us, you’ll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining.
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All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch with Kimberlee.Anderson@sse.com. We’ll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.
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