Senior Legal Counsel – Large scale – Cape Town, South Africa

Main purpose of position
Currently we are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel in Cape Town, South Africa to be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our Senior Legal Counsel you provide legal support on all legal aspect of the business, including but not limited to Project acquisitions, Project Finance Transactions, the financial closure of Projects, asset management of Projects post financial close and general contract management.

Main responsibilities

  • Provide/review non-disclosure agreements
  • Assist with due diligence of the developers/sellers and any potential partners
  • Provide drafts, advise on and negotiate project documents and finance agreements
  • Provide draft EPC, O&M and asset management agreements
  • Assist with general company administration and statutory record-keeping requirements
  • Provide on-going support in terms of contract management for Projects in operation
  • Assist with any contractual claims or legal disputes that arise


  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Law
  • 5 – 7 years post-legal qualification as a practicing attorney having worked in a commercial/projects team
  • Ideally, 2 – 3 years of in-house legal experience at a company, which is in the Energy space.

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to work independently
  • Organised, able to handle complex contracts
  • Assertive, able to operate in complex and dynamic working environment
  • Proficient in spoken English
  • Solution orientated, dedicated and someone who takes ownership of tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and on own initiative
  • Confident and quick learner
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Able to prioritise responsibilities and self-manage/manage time efficiently

We offer
Scatec is an exciting, innovative and ambitious company operating in a growing industry. We offer a challenging and interesting position where you will be part of a flexible, diverse and truly international working environment consisting of highly competent and committed colleagues with a positive drive to make a difference. We are located [insert if relevant: in modern offices] in [insert city/area, country].

It is part of every employees’ terms of reference to contribute to Scatec’s vision: Improving our Future and adhere to our company values which are:

  • Predictable
  • Driving results
  • Changemaker
  • Working together

Deadline: 2/1/2021

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