Senior Legal Advisor (m/f/d)

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work experience
  • Commercial professions (other)
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JUWI South Africa is part of the international JUWI Group, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. Our business is focused on deploying the highest quality Solar Photovoltaic and Onshore Wind energy projects.

We offer Project Development (Wind & Solar), Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services for the transition to greater utilisation of sustainable energy globally and are also recognised leaders in off-grid hybrid solar-wind-thermal-storage energy solutions.


As an experienced EPC Contractor, with the direction of Head of Legal, you will primarily be responsible for all legal and contractual aspects and form an integral part of the teams responsible for: securing, closing and executing (from commencement to final completion), EPC and O&M Contracts for renewable energy projects both in South Africa (REIPPP and private) and the rest of Africa.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating EPC (bespoke and standard forms) and O&M Contracts and Subcontracts for projects both within South Africa and the rest of Africa (REIPPPP and private offtake) including the split EPC Contract model
  • Drafting reviewing and negotiating supply agreements and subcontracts
  • Overseeing achievement of contractual deliverables
  • Providing legal support to procurement, operations and maintenance, and contract and project managers both during contract negotiation and project execution; and
  • Assist the legal department in providing accurate, timely and relevant advice to JUWI Employees on all matters relating to JUWI’s

Your Profile

Qualifications and Experience
  • Legal degree with projects construction knowledge
  • 3 years post admission experience preferably within a construction practice group in a top tier South African law firm, alternatively proven in-house experience
  • Experience in REIPPP Projects, Energy Projects generally and energy regulation
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of contract management
  • Experience in offshore renewable energy projects (outside of South Africa) would be an advantage

Desirable Attributes
  • Commercially and solutions driven
  • Ability to handle a large number of complex transactions
  • Methodical and analytical
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Detail orientated with an ability to establish and follow processes
  • Ability to deal with people at all levels of the organisation
  • Flexible, positive attitude, professionalism
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Honesty, integrity and discretion
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, ability to convince others

Benefits of working for juwi

  • Ability to shape technology innovation within JUWI and influence solutions of the future.
  • International mandate within a global organization.
  • Become part of a team that realises leading solar, wind and hybrid project worldwide.
  • JUWI has a high level of commitment and passion for its vision of 100% renewable energy.


To apply, please send us your application via our recruitment portal, including cover letter, full CV and credentials (related to school, university, work etc.) and stating your salary expectation. 
We look forward to your energy!
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  • Monique Cooper
  • Senior Recruiting Manager EMEA