Legal/Contracts Manager

Global Energy Group, an all-round energy construction and services company headquartered in Inverness with operations both in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. This family run business, through its expansion and upgrade of the Port of Nigg in the Cromarty Firth, have created a world class infrastructure to attract offshore wind farm and tidal energy array construction.

This infrastructure, together with the developed associated skills and competencies, has successfully been employed to help build two offshore wind farms and one tidal array to date, plus fabricated a number of products for offshore deployment.

About the role

A 4-6 PQE solicitor or experienced contracts manager is needed to join GEG. The recruit will ideally be based at GEG’s offices in Inverness/Aberdeen/Edinburgh. The role priority is the provision of comprehensive and commercial contracts advice and support to a varied group of businesses, ranging from renewables fabrication and services projects, crane hire and operating services, oil and gas services, engineering, and environmental consultancy to recruitment specialists. The priority areas of business to be supported are the renewables, tendering, cranes and oil and gas services businesses. Some support of the corporate unit will also be required as well as property and leasing support to the Port of Nigg.

Experience and skills required.

The recruit will have solid experience in commercial contracts of all types. A knowledge of property and corporate matters would also be useful but not critical. Any previous experience or knowledge of the renewables and oil and gas sectors would be helpful.

The recruit will be involved in providing support in a range of commercial matters including the following:

  • creation of a contracts database (including legal templates) for Group wide efficient and transparent management of contracts and contracting processes;
  • reviewing and commenting upon, drafting, and negotiating contracts for the provision of services to the renewables, energy and oil and gas sectors and associated documentation including parent company guarantees and powers of attorney;
  • providing advice in relation to GEG’s response to invitations to tender and all aspects of the tendering process;
  • reviewing, drafting, and negotiating NDA’s, services agreements, enabling agreements, consulting agreements, supply of goods agreements and the full spectrum of commercial arrangements;
  • reviewing, drafting and negotiating other service agreements including those relating to the appointment by GEG consultants and sub-contractors, and to inter-company arrangements;
  • advising on disputes, contractual interpretation and project management issues and finding commercial solutions to resolve;
  • to liaise with external legal advisors as appropriate;

The recruit should have the following skills:

  • strong drafting and negotiating ability;
  • solid knowledge and experience of advising on contract law;
  • commerciality in advice and approach;
  • ability to communicate at all levels within the business; and
  • self-managed and able to work autonomously and handle a demanding workload.

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