Regulatory Energy Lawyer

England, London
£70000 - £115000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
03 Jun 2024
01 Jul 2024
JN -022024-6332043
David Taylor
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
Energy, Regulatory
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7
Contract Type
Full Time

Varied complex regulatory work for a regulatory energy specialist lawyer. Power, Infrastructure & Energy Projects - Decommissioning, Regulatory & Risk.

Client Details

Our client is the owner and operator of multiple power generation assets in the UK, Ireland and Globally.


The organisation's team includes commercial, technical, financial and legal professionals; the role will be focused primarily on assisting the senior members of these teams and will require you to provide legal support across the business, but with a focus on providing regulatory advice in connection with:

  • development and construction projects in the UK and Ireland
  • acquisition of suitable assets / development opportunities on the secondary market
  • the operation and optimisation of our existing fleet of assets.

This will involve:

  • advising the project and execute teams on regulatory issues and transactions arising through the whole lifecycle of renewable and conventional energy projects including licensing, consent and derogation applications and communications with stakeholders such as relevant regulatory bodies;
  • advising on regulatory requirements and implications of commercial, planning and finance agreements with local and international counterparties; providing legal, regulatory, procurement and commercial support to our fleet of operational gas and biomass assets;
  • advising on the regulatory requirements and implications in the acquisition of renewable and conventional energy assets, businesses and development opportunities;
  • advising on the regulatory requirements and implications of other corporate, commercial and finance transactions within the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors.
  • You will have access to in-depth supervision and support from senior team members, but the expectation is that you will be able to independently manage your own workload, liaising with senior leaders and stakeholders across the business as required.

You do not need litigation experience (outside of your training), but a good understanding of early-stage dispute management in a public law and regulatory context, court and arbitration processes (including Judicial Review) would be an advantage.

Previous in-house experience would be an advantage


The successful candidate will be a lawyer who is likely to have at least 4 plus years post qualification experience (this target PQE is based on level of work and remuneration on offer as well as the structure of the established legal as well as business needs)

It is highly desirable that the successful candidate have experience in advising on regulatory aspects of power and infrastructure projects in a commercial context.

The role may be open to lawyers with regulatory experience from other areas of the Energy Sector or even from other areas (eg: finance or another regulated sector) but it is ideal that the candidate have energy / power generation related experience.

The candidate will be open to attending the office in Central London at least 3 days per week (with the rest of the week spent either in the office or at home at the candidate's discretion).

Job Offer

  • In addition to the salary on offer for this role there are various benefits including health insurance, pension scheme, and performance bonuses.
  • This is a role that offers a chance to make a significant impact in the ongoing development of a major actor within the UK and European energy and natural resources industries.

We encourage all interested and candidates to seize this exciting opportunity. Apply today and contribute to a sustainable future!