Senior Legal Counsel

  • Farnborough (UK)
  • Work experience
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About us

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global market leader in energy from waste (EfW) and renewable gas. HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction contractor and project developer, delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological EfW recovery. HZI is an equal opportunities employer, for full details of our policies please see our careers page.

Your responsibilities

  • Qualified common law lawyer (preferably admitted in England and Wales) with strong academics.
  • 4-5 years PQE* acquired at an international law firm and/or in-house legal departments of international project companies (* considered a guide – PQE range flexible subject to relevant experience).
  • Demonstrable experience in:
  • drafting, negotiating and structuring complex construction contracts and project document suites;
  • project finance transactions;  
  • high-level interaction with public and private clients, development partners, financing institutions, contractors, suppliers and service providers.
  • Dispute resolution management in various jurisdictions.
  • Willingness to assist with day-to-day legal matters.
  • Ability to convince and obtain the agreement of others in a multicultural environment.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in English (fluency in German, French or other languages will be a plus).
  • Ability to work autonomously but with the support of an experienced legal team.
  • A problem solving, creative attitude.
  • Ability to travel on short notice.

Your experiences

  • Collaborate closely with the company businesses’ leadership in identifying, evaluating and mitigating legal risks, reviewing and approving transactions and implementing mitigation strategies.
  • Structure, negotiate and draft international and domestic agreements with clients, partners and sponsors, financing institutions, contractors, suppliers and service providers in support of HZI’s projects and products.
  • Assist with the engagement of external counsel and dispute resolution management across various jurisdictions.
  • Identify and provide solution-oriented counsel on a variety of day-to-day legal matters including internal processes and compliance.
  • Drive best commercial legal practices across HZI’s businesses.
  • Deliver training on legal and contractual matters for HZI personnel.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of contract templates and precedents.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of relevant legal developments and relevant industries.  

We offer

  • Very competitive salaries with annual performance reviews and bonus awards
  • Pension scheme, life insurance and disability insurance
  • Private medical insurance for you and your family
  • Inclusive, values led culture
  • Responsibility and challenge within multi discipline field of activities
  • Team-oriented working atmosphere in an international Company
  • Tailored learning and development opportunities
  • Career path options 


Do you have any questions? Please contact us.
We look forward to receiving your application.
  • Namratha Subramani