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Solicitor

47 Mill Lane Arcade, Upper Touchwood, Solihull B91 3GS, United Kingdom

Competitive

Permanent

An exciting opportunity to join npower at such a significant time for the energy industry. We are currently looking for an experienced Solicitor to join our Legal department on a Permanent basis. The location of this role can be flexible, with base locations in our Solihull and Swindon offices.

Working in an Agile environment and benefit of working from home, you’ll be providing (or manage the provision of) high-quality, relevant and timely advice on legal matters. You’ll be passionate about getting things done to ensure we deliver to our customers in line with our legal obligations.

This role has a wide-ranging brief to support strategically important areas of npower’s retail business, picking up a wide range of work but primarily focusing on providing support to npower Business Solutions’ customer facing team, both for supply and metering contracts and the energy solutions space, where various contracts are offered to help large business customers make the most of the growing flexibility in the energy market, including demand side response, complex metering, private wire arrangements and power purchase agreements.

Npower Business Solutions

npower Business Solutions provides energy supply and metering services to business consumers ranging from microbusinesses to some of the largest corporate and industrial consumers in Great Britain. In addition, it provides end to end energy solutions to larger customers, including demand side response, energy management and the purchase of on-site generation.

The npower Business Energy Legal team is responsible for providing legal advice on all matters coming out of the business to business segments within npower. It also provides legal support to npower’s retail energy management team, which manages the route to market for all energy and renewables certificates required by the whole retail business. The work done by the Business Energy Legal team is varied and complex, and includes negotiating and drafting high value supply, power purchase and energy management agreements with customers, and procurement and broker contract with third parties (and providing advice on the interpretation of the same); managing disputes resolution processes; providing support to internal teams interpretation of relevant regulations; advising on the sale and purchase of renewable certificates; advising on various route to market agreements (including ISDAs) and all the associated credit support arrangements.

Skills and experience

To be successful, you must be/have the following:

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister or non-UK equivalent.
  • Relevant legal skills and knowledge required to meet key role accountabilities the demands of the role.
  • Ability to work independently in a high pressure role with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to communicate and apply legal issues in a relevant, pragmatic and business focused way.
  • Experience of working in or with clients engaged in a commercial, fast changing environment. Experience in a regulated environment or the downstream energy industry useful but not essential
  • Negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Ability to establish effective internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrates awareness of business and company strategy and policy and regulatory and political environment.

What we offer our people

As well as a competitive salary and a great benefits package which includes a 15% bonus opportunity, generous company pension scheme, and 25 days holiday (option to buy 5 more days), you’ll also get the opportunity to shape the future of our business. Along the way, we’ll give you all the support you desire to develop your skill set and achieve your long-term objectives.

To see the excellent range of benefits we offer to employees, please visit: Opportunities**

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing the contribution that our employees make. We welcome and respect differences in culture, background, working style, education and other less obvious differences.

Our Company

npower is one of Britain’s leading energy companies, and is part of the innogy SE group. We serve around 5 million residential and business accounts with electricity and gas, with key sites in the South-West, Midlands, North and The North-East of England. Every year, we issue over 22 million bills and answer around 2 million phone calls.

npower is one of the most successful providers of energy supply and solutions to British businesses, and are the first energy company to be awarded the Carbon Trust Triple Award for sustainable management of energy, waste and water.

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