Poole, GB Paris La Défense Cedex, FR

Function:  Legal
Job Category:  Support Functions

Legal Counsel, Energy Storage & Optimization

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems in 180 countries around the world?

In this fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Want to join the ride?


We are now looking for a


Legal Counsel, Energy Storage & Optimization


for a permanent, full-time position based in the UK or in the EU. This counsel would join a high-performing and close-knit team of lawyers across the world in the Energy Storage & Optimization Business Unit at Wärtsilä. This role reports to the Head of Legal, Energy Storage & Optimization.


We are looking for a legal teammate that will be the missing piece in our legal team, and that will:


  • Support the ES&O business by providing solutions-oriented and proactive legal advice and assistance on all matters concerning sales, life cycle, projects, and disputes in energy storage, mostly in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg
  • Guide the business on contracting matters by negotiating, drafting, and advising on commercial contracts, including spotting (and solving) commercial and operational risks
  • Manage and liaise with external counsel on disputes and on local law challenges
  • Reinforce our Wärtsilä ethos of safety and ethics above all
  • Implement, coach, and refine Wärtsilä policies and work processes to streamline work and better support the business and our customers


What do we expect from you?



  • Qualified lawyer in the United Kingdom or the European Union (with home-country experience in France, UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, or Luxemburg a plus)


Experience and Skills:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years work experience in either a private practice or an in-house corporate legal role
  • Strong English oral and written skills, with knowledge of French a plus
  • Experience in construction or utility projects, renewable energy/energy storage and software licensing


Other skills:

  • A positive attitude and the ability to craft business-minded solutions
  • Good initiative and a strong sense of ethics
  • Experience in negotiations and interactions with customers, along with readiness to travel on occasion
  • Solid drafting, presentation, and communication skills, with first chair experience a plus
  • The ability to work in a multicultural organisation functioning across multiple time zones and through virtual teams


Contact & next steps


Does this sound like the job for you? Please submit your application via the careers portal before the application deadline. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone. Due to data privacy laws, we only receive applications via our careers portal. We discourage sending any applications by email.


Last application date: 10/12/2023


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com