Our Legal & Compliance department within RWE Renewables in Essen, Szczecin, Coventry, Rome, Hamburg or Malmö is looking for a 

Legal Counsel (d/f/m) 

Areas of responsibility

This position can be filled in Coventry, Essen, Hamburg, Rome or in Szczecin.

Your role will be to provide legal support to our business operations in the area of renewable energy production, with a focus on providing commercial and solution-focused advice on energy marketing work.


key tasks:

  • Be one of the key legal advisors handling all legal matters of RWE Renewables' energy projects, with special focus on energy marketing contracts in Europe
  • Advise the business on all aspects of the energy marketing work, including advising on regulatory requirements, evaluation of transaction structures, development of drafts and negotiation of related documentation
  • Provide support to the business on corporate PPAs, market access agreements, ISDAs, EFETs, GTMAs and related agreement, TSO service agreements
  • Advise the business on all types of electricity, green certificates and related hedging products
  • Work across the international RWE Renewables business, alongside other members of the RWE Renewables Legal Team and engage with other support functions to deliver a holistic and streamlined service to the RWE Renewables business
  • Act as a legal adviser to the development of further renewable projects and services to project and financing partners
  • Support (including liaising with external counsel) in dispute resolution situations
  • Provide advice to the business on general legal matters and how to handle default or potential default situations

Your profile

We are looking for a smart, motivated and social lawyer who will fit into our dynamic and international legal team.


  • Graduated in law with distinction and qualified as solicitor (in German: "(Syndikus-)Rechtsanwalt/-in")
  • Several years of working experience in a corporate or transactional team in an international law firm, bank or financial institution or energy trading company
  • Organisational, analytical and communication skills, solution oriented mindset
  • High level of engagement, enjoy working in an international team
  • Flexibility and ability to work professionally and accurately under pressure
  • Very good command of English is essential; capability of conducting negotiations in a further EU-language is beneficial

What we offer

At RWE, you will find all the advantages of a large technology group. And some merits that are even more crucial: openness and real team work. For we are open to the future and are building on the strengths of each and every individual. We value his/her work and opinion; we listen, pursue active ideas management and engage in direct exchanges. Respect, appreciation and mutual trust are the hallmarks of cooperation within the international RWE team.


RWE is committed to equal opportunities and actively promotes diversity, equality and flexibility.

At a glance

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Get in touch

Interested? For more information please have a look at our careers site.
Please note that we only accept applications via our online application management system and so we do not accept applications by e-mail or in paper form.


About us

Powering. Reliable. Future. This is RWE. RWE Renewables, the newest subsidiary of the RWE Group, is one of the world's leading renewable energy companies. With around 3,500 employees, the company has onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaic plants and battery storage facilities with a combined capacity of more than 9 gigawatts. RWE Renewables is driving the expansion of renewable energy in 15 countries on four continents. An annual investment budget of €1.5 billion net is available for further growth. The focus is on the Americas, the core markets in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.