Commercial Associate – Energy & Infrastructure

  • Location
    Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Contract Type
  • Posted
  • Industry
    Law firm
  • Salary
    £62000 - £70000 per annum
  • Expiry Date

Great opportunity for a circa 1- 3 PQE Commercial Lawyer seeking to focus on Energy & Infrastructure work in Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds.

The Firm

Our client is a leading national firm with offices spanning the UK and Brussels and partnering with some of the world’s most exciting and ambitious businesses. Supporting its clients by fostering a culture where employees can be their authentic selves. As the first top 50 law firm to achieve the ‘Platinum Standard’ Investors in People, its values and culture are the heartbeat of the firm.

The Role

Our client is now seeking a Commercial Associate (1-3 years PQE) to join its highly regarded Energy & Infrastructure (E&I) team. E&I is a pivotal sector at the firm, and the UK-wide, multi-disciplinary team is led by 2 industry recognised partners and is a great opportunity for a dedicated junior commercial and/or projects lawyer with a passion for the sector and a commitment to building a career in E&I.

The E&I team sits within the firms national Commercial Group, with over 90 lawyers and 25 Partners, encompasses expertise in various areas including Financial Services, IT and Technology, IP, Privacy & Data, and Energy & Infrastructure.


In this role, you will:

Focus on commercial aspects of clean energy and new generation infrastructure projects, including:

Clean energy development (design, build, and maintenance of assets)
Energy procurement (Power Purchase Agreements for developers and corporate buyers)
Sustainable infrastructure (EV charging and digital infrastructure)
Advise on operational agreements for clean energy projects such as onshore wind, solar, battery storage, energy from waste, heat networks, and green hydrogen.
Collaborate closely with senior team members to learn and develop your skills.
Gain leading experience in advising on PPAs, energy services agreements, and on-site generation solutions.
Support investments into clean energy and next-generation infrastructure projects.

Location and Working Model

This role will be based in one of the firms’ regional hubs in Leeds, Birmingham, or Manchester. The firm operates a hybrid working model, balancing home, and office attendance to suit the varied aspects of your workload. You will be part of a close-knit, dynamic, and supportive team with guidance from senior members to enhance your skills in complex project delivery, client management, and business development.

The Team

The team has extensive experience advising on the development, acquisition, disposal, and financing of renewable energy projects. They cover all transaction aspects from planning and site acquisition to construction, operational documentation, and securing financing. The team’s expertise extends to advising on corporate PPAs and energy supply arrangements, and they are leaders in this field.

The Culture

As a top 40 law firm with over 200 partners and around 1,500 staff, our client has cultivated a culture of inclusion, community, and innovative use of technology for effective cross-office working. They have created an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive.


Competitive remuneration package and a comprehensive range of benefits.

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