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Singapore, SG Taipei City, TW

Function:  Legal
Job Category:  Support Functions

Regional Legal Counsel

Regional Legal Counsel, Energy Storage & Optimization


Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization Business Unit is looking for an energy storage specialist lawyer for a permanent, full-time position based in Singapore. The preferred location for this position is Singapore, but Taipei, Taiwan would be considerable.  This counsel will join a high-performing and close-knit team of lawyers across the world. In this role, you will report to the Head of Legal, Energy Storage & Optimization (“ES&O”).


We are looking for a colleague to be the missing piece in our legal team that will:


  • Support the ES&O business by providing solutions-oriented and proactive legal advice and assistance on all matters concerning sales and life-cycle solutions in energy storage, mostly in Taiwan and the Philippines.
  • Support and advise 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 Wartsila ethos of safety and ethics above all
  • Implement and refine Wärtsilä policies & processes and coach business colleagues in those to better support the business and our customers


What do we expect from you?

  • Legal qualification in a common law or civil law jurisdiction, with experience in Taiwan or the Philippines a plus
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in either a private practice or an in-house corporate legal role with experience in negotiations & interactions with customers
  • Experience in renewable energy, energy storage and software licensing and/ or experience in the region is an advantage
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin; ability to draft & negotiate in English and simplified Chinese
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills coupled with commercial acumen and strategic thinking
  • Solid drafting, presentation, and communication skills, with first chair experience a plus. You are able to translate complicated legal matters to business colleagues from various functions in an understandable way
  • Good initiative, a strong sense of ethics and the ability to balance risk to Wärtsilä with win-win solutions for our customers
  • A business and customer mindset with an ability to see the big picture and where one can best add value for the business
  • The ability to manage a variety of stakeholder networks and navigating through different priorities
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural organisation with virtual teams across multiple time zones
  • A team-oriented, positive can-do attitude combined with an innovative mindset and willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Readiness to travel on occasion


More on Wärtsilä’s Energy Storage business and vision here.


Contact & next steps
Does this sound like the job for you? Please submit your application via the Wärtsilä Careers portal before the application deadline of 31 March 2023. 


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 31 March 2023 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.