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Singapore, SG

Function:  Legal
Job Category:  Support Functions

Legal Counsel


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 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?

In this era of innovation and 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 with smart technology - together. Want to join the ride?


Wärtsilä Singapore is looking for a lawyer, to support its Energy Business (Middle East & Asia) team. The position is a permanent opportunity and will be based in Singapore. 


What are your main task and responsibilities? 

  • Support the Energy Business by providing solutions-oriented and proactive legal advice and assistance on all matters concerning sales and life-cycle solutions.
  • Support and advise the Business on contracting matters: negotiating, drafting and advising on commercial contracts including highlighting and reviewing commercial and operational risks in projects. 
  • Manage and liaise with external counsel with a focus on controlling external legal spend. 
  • Attend Wärtsilä Australia management meetings when required and provide advice on legal issues to the Business  keeping them informed of any relevant changes.
  • Provide training to the business on relevant legal and compliance issues.
  • Actively participate in the implementation and development of Wärtsilä policies and work processes.


What do we expect from you?
A.    Education:

  • Qualified lawyer in a common law or civil law jurisdiction (ideally Australia qualified)


B.    Experience:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years work experience in either a private practice or in-house role
  • Project development experience desirable but not mandatory 


C.    Other skills:

  • Good negotiation skills, commercial acumen coupled with the readiness to travel
  • Solid drafting, presentation and communication skills
  • Risk management: identifying risks and assisting with contracting mitigation
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural organisation and virtual teams
  • Have a good understanding of construction and operations & maintenance issues
  • Be team oriented with a positive attitude    


Contact & next steps
Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 26th  July 2021  through submitting your application through our careers portal. 


In case you have questions about this vacancy, please contact:

Hyun Joo Kim
Talent Acquisition Specialist


Due to data privacy laws, we only receive applications via our careers portal. We discourage sending any applications by email. 


Please apply by 26th July 2021 at 23:59 GMT +11. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com