Centrica • Germany

Legal Counsel

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

Job Description

Centrica Energy is looking for a skilled Legal Counsel to join our dedicated team on our journey towards a better and more sustainable future. If you have a law degree, are fluent in German and would like to make your contribution to the future in energy now is your chance.

The role

The purpose of the role is to provide legal support primarily for the German part of our business and management of matters for the German and Austrian PPA/asset management business of Centrica Energy. You will have a variety of responsibilities including:

  • Providing strategic legal advice to the business to assist with the negotiation of agreements with a focus on German renewables

  • Participate in project groups / work groups giving legal advice and assessments

  • 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

  • Contract drafting and negotiation in co-operation with the business

  • Working with Contract Management team and Credit team regarding standardized contracts

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

  • Contributing to various initiatives within Centrica Energy and Centrica Group legal teams

  • Instructing and working with external counsel

  • Managing Centrica's overall legal risk position by ensuring that contracts reflect best practice

The role can be based out of any of our offices in Hamburg, Denmark (Aalborg or Copenhagen), or London. You can also work remotely with occasional travel to our locations. We are dedicated to finding the right colleague for this role so whether you prefer to work full-time or part-time we encourage you to apply if you believe this could be you.

About you

You can come from a number of different backgrounds but this role requires that you:

  • Have a German law degree (or a European Law degree with significant legal experience from Germany or German speaking country)

  • Speak and write German on a native level and English fluently and effortlessly

  • Have experience working as a legal counsel/attorney or similar

  • Have experience drafting contracts

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can keep calm and keep the overview in a fast-moving environment and prioritize the different tasks appropriately in co-operation with other legal counsels. The role also requires that you can manage a varied workload to a high level of detail and is able to break down complex legal matters effectively to allow for clear understanding and decision making.

It would be an advantage but not a requirement if your experience includes working with energy law and:

  • Negotiation of trading (trading related) agreements

  • Co-ordination of the development and administration of large and complex legal/commercial matters, and securing appropriate input from multiple stakeholders and sources

  • A professional awareness of legal developments affecting the energy industry, compliance issues and future trends within that industry

Depending on your specialties and interests this role could include working across European markets and on other international markets in the future.

About Centrica Energy

We’re a leading European renewable energy trading powerhouse, and one of only a few major actors in the energy trading business that manages both 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.

Centrica has a strong focus and track record of nurturing talent. The responsibilities and tasks we take on, are limited only by our imagination – we dream big and aim high when setting new goals, and we deliver on that through honesty, proactiveness and responsibility. By applying for this role, you get the opportunity to join one of the most successful gas trading teams in Europe. We look forward to hearing from you!

We have an inclusive environment and our experience is that different views from different people with different backgrounds strengthens our business and makes us all better. Our people come from all over the world and we invite anyone with the skills and the mindset to apply for this role.

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Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium

Denmark

Ireland

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023