Legal Counsel GE Renewable Energy – Hydro (f/m)

13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Within the Renewable Power sector, the Hydro market is expected to grow in the comings years especially in the medium/small, service and digital markets. Hydro has today a global industrial footprint in Europe, China, India, North-America and Latin America. The addition of Hydro will complement the existing GE energy portfolio, helping to build a leading GE Renewable Energy.

Essential Responsibilities

Providing legal support and advice to the Hydro Europe functions, including
structuring, negotiation, approval and preparation of contract documentation for EPC and turnkey agreements
contractual/legal evaluation of tender enquiries, preparation and/or approval of tender terms and conditions
Participation in client negotiations for major projects
Participation in the preparation and negotiation of consortium agreements, subcontracts, and other internal and external cooperation agreements
Assisting in the provision of legal support and advice in relation to the development and implementation of new business initiatives including reviewing and updating existing standard documentation
Supporting the early identification and management of any disputes and litigation affecting Hydro Europe including preservation of rights and entitlements in contracts with customers, consortium partners, suppliers and others during execution
Assisting in the development of standard procedures, guidelines, precedents, training and other know how in relation to Hydro Europe
Support for establishment and implementation of risk management and compliance strategies including fostering and monitoring compliance with legal agreements


Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college plus an advanced degree in law, business, or a related field of study
Member of bar or equivalent and where required, in house counsel registration or admission
Experience working in both civil and common law jurisdictions
Fluency in English and German languages including ability to draft and negotiate in both languages
A strong legal professional having successfully worked within a leading law firm and/or major corporate
Strong technical lawyer with proven transaction skills in complex cross border infrastructure projects
Proven problem-solving ability as well as pragmatism and flexibility/resilience
Commercial acumen and practical, proactive can-do attitude, able to make decisions
Ability to work effectively both independently - taking initiative with good judgment - but also within a team in a collaborative and collegiate manner
Strong transaction management skills - capable of managing multiple transactions with different business teams/jurisdictions, prioritizing appropriately
Strong (written and oral) communication and negotiation skills and the ability to develop and maintain long term working relationships both internally and externally
Ability to work in international environment
Experience should clearly demonstrate the Technical Competencies and the ability to perform the key responsibilities outlined above

Desired Characteristics

Must clearly exhibit and embrace GE Beliefs
External Focus: Defines success through the customer's eyes; In tune with industry dynamics...sees around corners
Clear thinker: Seeks simple solutions to complex problems...decisive; Focus...communicates clear + consistent priorities
Imagination: Generates new and creative to change
Resourceful...displays courage & tenacity
Inclusiveness Teamwork...respects other's ideas + contributions
Creates excitement and drives engagement
Expertise: Domain depth...credibility built from experience; Continuously develops self...loves learning