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Enel Green Power is seeking a qualified lawyer to join its legal team, based in Johannesburg, to support Enel Green Power’s legal activities in the Sub-Saharan African region.
What you will do:
Be involved in providing advice and supporting all legal activities in the life cycle of the projects undertaken by the organisation, which includes, development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects in Sub Saharan Africa. Various legal activities will be carried out in order to fulfil this role, for example: due diligence, tender interpretation and support, negotiation of term sheets, development agreements and corporate, finance and construction agreements. The candidate should be familiar with the typical legal issues, concepts and processes in relation to these activities, and also be knowledgeable or comfortable with matters that may arise in the operational phase of projects, such as dispute resolution and litigation. The candidate should also be confident to carry out activities, discussions and negotiations with relevant counterparties with a fair degree of independence.
To support the day-to day legal needs of all the functional units of the organisation. The organisation has a number of functional units operating in different areas of law, so the candidate should have a sound understanding of company law and business/commercial matters.
To support the corporate affairs division, by supporting with all processes relating to the preparation and attendance of board meetings, ensuring that all legal records of the company and its subsidiaries are maintained in accordance with law and internal requirements. This includes ensuring that the organisation and its subsidiaries comply with internal delegations of authority; all corporate acts performed by the organisation and its subsidiaries are in accordance with the procedures required by the Companies Act; the appropriate resolutions are passed by the organisation and its subsidiaries and the organisation’s and subsidiaries corporate records are appropriately filed and maintained
Attending to ad-hoc instructions relating to the legal department, provide primary support in relation to administrative matters pertinent to the legal department.
Maintain and update the internal records of projects and activities undertaken by the organisation and its subsidiaries and be able to provide feedback / reports to the organisations Group as and when required.
Liaise with external advisors, service providers, consultants, and agents appointed to assist in implementing the objectives of the organisation
Stay up to date with applicable industry matters in relation to the organisation and its project activities.
Provide general day to day support to the Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs in managing the legal and corporate affairs of the organisation.
Contribute generally to the overall efficiency of the legal department.
Who you are:
5 - 7 years post articles commercial/transactional legal experience obtained preferably within (i) an energy or infrastructure team of a law firm, or (ii) a corporate involved in energy or infrastructure projects or (iii) an energy or infrastructure projects department of a financial institution.
Strong experience/knowledge with contracts and commercial/business matters.
Strong experience and familiarity with energy and/or infrastructure projects is required. Experience with international or regional projects will be an added advantage.
Experience within the renewable energy sector will be an added advantage.
Computer literacy (working knowledge of MS Office and Outlook is essential).
What we search in you:
Strong interpersonal skills are required given that the organisation has a diverse local and international culture.
Candidate should be organised, focused and detailed in order to be effective with large volumes of work, multiple work streams and high pressure periods.
Candidate should have a solution orientated and “hands-on” approach.
A pleasant, passionate and flexible attitude is required to meet the demands and challenges of a dynamic organisation. The candidate should be team orientated to work well with and support other legal team members.
The position is based in Johannesburg, however, travel may be required depending on the nature of the transaction.
What we offer:
Permanent employment based in Sandton, Johannesburg.
You can apply within:
24 March 2021
Who we are: Enel Green Power is part of Enel’s Group, and manages all the generation from renewable sources in Enel’s world countries. Our pillars are sustainability and innovation. We want to build a new way of living energy, creating sustainable development and making clean energy accessible to all. We are constantly searching for solutions to produce clean energy in a more efficient and sustainable way: big data and digital technologies to increase the efficiency of solar and wind parks, drones and robots to support the maintenance of hydroelectric power stations and generation plants.
Innovation, Trust, Proactivity and Responsibility are the core values of our Organization. We are always looking for different perspectives, ideas and point of views. Each person is important to us, independently from their gender, age, nationality, ability or any other form of diversity or specificity. We are a people-focused Company and we work to empower all our colleagues through development programs and lifelong learning.
We promote work flexibility recognizing the importance of well being and work-life balance.
Find out more information on our website: www.enelgreenpower.com