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Grid Integration Business unit has an opening for a high-caliber Senior Legal Counsel reporting to the Head of Legal HVDC & GPQS. HVDC is a global business and as such you will be responsible for implementing the unit’s global strategy within the area of legal affairs. At the same time, you will provide professional advice on legal and integrity issues relating to the Grid Integration/HVDC business, particularly with regard to high value complex tenders and projects (HVDC Interconnector, offshore wind projects, substations), the aim being to ensure full compliance with Group directives and instructions as well as local statutory provisions.
We are looking for a company lawyer with a proven track record in major construction and engineering projects. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to apply and grow your skills.
Provide expert legal advice and counsel over a broad range of issues affecting the HVDC business, especially for tenders and projects under execution within the portfolio of extremely complex power infrastructure projects.
Identify legal issues of concern to the HVDC business and proactively develop effective legal strategies, mitigation actions and practical solutions in support of business activities.
Contribute to the review of RFQs and input to PQQs, tender preparation, risks identification, negotiations of contracts, framework agreements, partnerships, settlements, etc. all in coordination with key internal stakeholders.
Support contract managers and project teams during project execution including claims to and from customers and subcontractors.
Promote dispute avoidance and manage disputes and litigations liaising, where necessary, with external law firms.
Ensure good corporate governance in assigned area of accountability, support on regulatory and anti-trust issues, support implementation of the Code of Conduct and assist with investigation and resolution of integrity-related issues.
Contribute to the development of Group directives/instructions based on local legislation, assist with implementation of legal and integrity directives/instructions.
Manage and liaise with, external service providers, including external legal counsel.
Provide legal training and awareness, including training on contract negotiation and integrity, for employees in Grid Integration/HVDC.
Law degree with a strong international legal background and knowledge.
Experience in relating to grid system or major utilities construction/ engineering projects in Europe or globally with a successful track record of handling complex international corporate and commercial transactions as well as significant claims and litigations.
Expert knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, applicable government and commercial regulations and practices, working knowledge of FIDIC, NEC3, and offshore contracts.
Demonstrable negotiating skills and expertise in drafting contractual and settlement agreements.
Business-minded and solution oriented. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including team spirit as well as the ability to influence at all levels.
Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Fluency in an additional European language would be beneficial but not essential.
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Are you ready for a new exciting challenge? Does the above description sound like you? Welcome to apply before 10th of Jaunary! Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so don’t delay – apply today!
More information: Recruiting Manager Aja Westman, +46 107- 38 50 23, will answer your questions about the position. Union representatives - Sveriges Ingenjörer; Torbjörn Wilund, +46 107-38 25 73, or Mikael Hjort, +46 107-38 25 73; Ledarna: Christer Fridlund, +46 107-38 29 12; Unionen: Stefan Barkman, +46 107-38 33 04. All other questions can be directed to Recruitment Consultant Renée Lundgren, +46 107-38 54 75.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centres. With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values, and is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. www.hitachiabb-powergrids.com