Legal Counsel

Subsea 7

Vacancy information


We are Seaway7, a diverse group of team players, change makers and leaders in the delivery of offshore wind projects. What we do makes a difference to our planet and the future, by bringing sustainable, renewable energy to the world.

We are looking for a Legal Counsel to join our team at our or Zoetermeer offices on a full time, staff basis.

As Legal Counsel, you will work directly with and report to the Legal Director for Europe and USA. Becoming a valued member of a highly dedicated and skilled legal team with exposure to clients and projects around the world.

What you will be doing

  • Reviewing and qualifying conditions of contracts and other requirements contained within client invitations to tenders
  • Taking the lead to identify and advise tender teams on steps to mitigate potential contractual and commercial risks
  • Participating with other functions to ensure review of the complete bid in order to achieve consistency and avoid double up with commercial/technical qualifications
  • Preparing contractual risk summaries and attending tender boards (if required) as part to present the contractual risk summary to the management team
  • Supporting seeking appropriate deviations from contracting principles where required
  • Attending meetings with prospective clients and major suppliers to negotiate and arrive at acceptable terms and conditions of contract
  • Evaluating and including tax and insurance recommendations and reviewing client-provided CAR insurance
  • Drafting, reviewing and revising agreements including confidentiality agreements, mutual hold harmless agreements and other legal documents relating to tenders
  • Reviewing wording of bank guarantees/parent company guarantees and preparing qualifications as required
  • Reviewing and revising terms and conditions of commercial, frame and service contracts
  • Reviewing, qualifying, drafting and negotiating general legal agreements including joint bidding agreements, joint venture agreements, consortia, vessel charters and other types of contractual documents and agreements generally used in the offshore fixed wind construction industry
  • Providing guidance to contracts, supply chain and project personnel on contractual wording/risk mitigation and advising on contractual interpretation
  • Providing corporate legal support
  • Commenting on and revising standard agreements and participating in or instigating other business improvement initiatives
  • Delivering ad hoc training to other functions
  • Supporting peers and management and providing legal advice and support, anticipating and managing legal risks associated with the business strategy and operations
  • Advising on and ensuring claims and disputes are handled in such a way that minimizes risks and is cost effective
  • Providing support on ethics & compliance issues, ensuring that the Company policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Participating in managing litigations for the organisation
  • Attending the weekly legal team call and occasional offsite training events


What you will bring to the team

It’s the commitment and enthusiasm of our people that gives us our energy to create change and make an impact for the future. And we want you to bring your personality, skills and experience, powering us to be leaders in offshore wind.

  • Qualified lawyer – Minimum honours LLB in Law (or equivalent – English or Scottish) is essential (other common law, German, Dutch or Norwegian equivalent qualifications also considered)
  • Extensive experience as an in-house counsel or comparable law firm experience with an EPCI contractor (Experience in renewables and offshore construction is highly desired)
  • Experience in a commercial / contracting environment; reviewing, advising on and negotiating complex tenders involving multiple stakeholders is essential
  • Experience of advising on contentious matters and disputes
  • Knowledge of standard industry contracts, such as FIDIC, BIMCO and LOGIC as well as knowledge of a variety of contract documentation such as, framework agreements, supply contracts, JV’s, consortiums, partnership, NDA’s, etc
  • Good understanding of construction terminology, progress calculation methods, programmes of work and project timelines and risks
  • Understanding of contracting under English law (Civil law experience would be a plus)
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to identify risks and propose alternative strategies in order to mitigate risks while accomplishing the preferred path forward for the business if possible
  • Ability to work successfully in a dynamic team environment across departments
  • Ability and willingness to timely meet changing priorities
  • Ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong planning, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills
  • Strong ethical values and willingness to raise concerns to internal team members

At times, there may be specific qualifications we’re looking for, but we also recognise the power of transferrable skills, so if you feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience, we’re looking for, we want to hear from you.


What can we offer you

We offer the opportunity to create a future to be proud of, for generations to come. Whatever the role, wherever the location, everyone plays a part.

And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. Because we believe that it’s our team spirit that makes us special. Whether we’re getting stuck in, overcoming a challenge, or celebrating a success, we always do it together.

Alongside this, we’re continually creating the environment for you to be at your best – in and outside of work. This includes:

  • Career development – access to a range of learning opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
  • Flexible working – everyone has commitments, responsibilities, and passions outside of work. With a range of patterns available including hybrid, part-time or flexitime working, let’s discuss how we make time for what matters to you.
  • A holistic benefits package – we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of benefits that support your financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing.


The next steps

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Here are 3 top tips to help you submit an application:

  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • Include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors.

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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