Senior Legal Advisor (m/f/d)

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work experience
  • Staff & Law
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At JUWI you have the chance to work on a real project for the future of our planet. 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 a recognised leader in off-grid hybrid solar-wind-battery-storage energy solutions.
JUWI has successfully installed over 400 MW in South Africa and over 5,500 MW internationally. As a significant player for renewable energies, we are listed in the top 10 solar EPC contractors globally, employing more than 1,300 people worldwide.
We are looking for you as a

Senior Legal Advisor (m/f/d)

full time - unlimited

Your Tasks


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;
  • Managing and achieving financial close deliverables
  • 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

Joining JUWI South Africa, you can expect a hybrid work policy, market related salary, performance-based bonus and contribution to medical aid. More so, there is the opportunity to work for an ISO 9001:2015 certified matrix organisation. Experiencing people, processes, ideas and thought patterns from a global perspective. You will be joining a collaborative environment where growth is common and in fact, is encouraged.
Become part of a team that realises leading solar, wind and hybrid projects worldwide. JUWI Global has a high level of commitment and passion for its vision of 100% renewable energy.


(Not matching all the requirements, Apply!)
Even if your profile does not match the job brief 100%, perhaps you match it 80% of the way, you could possibly be the right candidate for another position within the JUWI Group.
To apply, please submit your application via our recruitment portal and ensure that you submit your application in English.
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