Senior Legal Counsel

  • Location
    Rotterdam, South Holland
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Sif is committed to accelerating the growth of offshore wind energy as a key contributor to the global energy transition. Sif designs and produces the foundation piles (monopiles) for offshore wind turbines. Sif is currently building a new factory for the realization of monopiles with a diameter of up to 11 meters and a length of up to 100 meters.
Sif aims to be the best solution provider for monopiles through innovation, engineering and high-quality production based on a strong commitment to- and responsibility for the environment and the well-being of its employees. Sif is a Dutch company founded in 1948 with branches in Roermond and Maasvlakte 2 (with its own deep-sea quay) in Rotterdam. The organisation is listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange and now employs around 600 people.
As a Senior Legal Counsel you will be part of the legal team consisting of 4 other team members including the Head of Legal.

About the role:

As a Senior Legal Counsel you will have a key position in the legal team, playing a pivotal role during a phase of strong growth of the company. You will be responsible for assessing, drafting and negotiating complex international agreements which often require strong customisation. You will be a sparring partner for both internal and external stakeholders (e.g. internally with Commercial Managers, Project Managers and Tender Managers and externally with developers or contractors of a wind farm). Furthermore, you are a source of information for ad hoc legal issues, you supervise compliance with contractual agreements made and you ensure that legal awareness is created within the organization to prevent/correct legal risks and complications.

About you:

You are a lawyer or (senior) legal counsel who recognizes yourself in Sif’s core values: Ownership, Teamwork and Result oriented. You are confident, you have a hands-on mentality and you like to work in and with a professional team. With your intercultural communication skills, open attitude and self-confidence, you know how to convince your conversation partner of your point of view. You have a genuine interest in our products, the things you are working on and the people you are in contact with.

You would like to work within a listed and international project organization, where you can also dedicate yourself to the sustainable energy transition. In addition, you have:

– A masters degree in law (or equivalent) from a reputable university;
– More than 8 years of relevant work experience at a leading law firm and/or in an international in-house role;
– Extensive experience with commercial contracts, preferably within the construction or manufacturing sector;
– Good intercultural communication;
– Strong business acumen;
– fluent in English, both verbally and in writing. Fluency in Dutch would be considered as an advantage.

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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