Legal Counsel - Construction Specialist

About Us:
At British Solar Renewables (BSR), we're not just shaping the future; we're powering it. With a bold commitment to a net-zero carbon world, we lead the charge in developing, building, and managing utility-scale solar and storage projects across the UK and beyond.

Why BSR?

  • Impact Unleashed: Dare to make a difference? So do we. At BSR, our mission fuels a relentless pursuit of solutions, going beyond the expected to create a meaningful impact.
  • Innovation in Our DNA: Passion, curiosity, and data-driven decisions define us as pioneers. We don't just welcome change; we thrive on it, shaping the future of sustainable energy.
  • Team Spirit, Real Results: We're not afraid to stumble, and when we do, we learn and rise together. A united force celebrating authenticity, where diversity is not just welcomed but embraced.

What you will be doing in this role:

Reporting to the Head of Legal, this role involves providing legal advice and support to all areas of the business (with particular focus on commercial contracts, including construction contracts and operation and maintenance contracts), and undertaking other legal tasks as directed by the Head of Legal.


  • Drafting, negotiating, reviewing, and assembling:
  • Engineer, Procure and Construct contracts together with Collateral Warranties and Specification.
  • Minor Works Design and Design and Build Contracts together with Collateral Warranties.
  • Appointments of Employer and Contractor appointed Consultants together with Collateral Warranties.
  • Instruct, liaise with, and manage external lawyers where required.

Supply Contracts

  • Drafting, negotiating, reviewing, and assembling supply contracts and framework agreements with key equipment suppliers.
  • Reviewing, reporting on, and obtaining product warranties.
  • Dealing with supplier issues, including variations to contracts, quality issues etc.
  • Instruct, liaise with, and manage external lawyers where required.

Operation & Maintenance

  • Drafting, negotiating, reviewing, and assembling:
  • Operation and maintenance Contracts.
  • Operation and Maintenance Sub-Contracts.
  • Instruct, liaise with, and manage external lawyers where required.


  • Assisting with the delivery of legal/commercial projects within the group, including M&A, sales, and funding.
  • Assisting with the co-ordination of all due diligence processes.
  • Assisting with Q&A.
  • Assisting with Disclosure.


  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing:
  • Deeds of Assignment, Novation and Variation.
  • Letters of Intent.
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements.
  • Terms & Conditions.
  • Power Purchase Agreements.
  • Ad hoc Agreements and Miscellaneous Contracts.
  • Providing corporate support where required including drafting board notes and board minutes.
  • Drafting and maintaining precedent contracts and agreements.
  • Liaising with external lawyers and internal teams.
  • Provide ad hoc support on the interpretation and practical implementation of EPC and O&M Contracts.
  • Assisting and supporting the Head of Legal with legal compliance and risk management.

What we need from you:

  • UK Qualified Solicitor
  • Experience managing an ever-changing workload in an exciting, agile, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working in the renewable energy sector is desirable.
  • In-house legal team experience is desirable.

Skill requirement:

  • Highly organised, proactive, self-motivated, and enthusiastic team player.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Commercially aware, and customer focussed.

What you will get from BSR:

  • Monthly Social Buzz: Elevate your work experience with monthly events that spark connections and camaraderie.
  • Flex Your Way: Dive into a dynamic work-life balance with our hybrid working arrangement that lets you work from home three days a week.
  • Family First: Cherish family moments with our family-friendly parental leave because we know what truly matters.
  • Support Beyond Work: Your well-being is a priority. Dive into our Employee Assistance Programme offering comprehensive life support.
  • Rewards Galore: Celebrate your dedication with our annual bonus scheme and referral programme – because hard work deserves its spotlight.
  • Professional Growth: Stay ahead of the game with an annual reimbursement for one professional membership.
  • Time to Unwind: Enjoy 25 days of holiday per year, plus bank holidays, with the freedom to roll over up to 5 days for that extra escape.
  • Secure Future: Your tomorrow matters. Secure it with our robust pension scheme.
  • Health Matters: Rest easy with private healthcare and life insurance coverage, because your well-being is non-negotiable.
  • Stress-Free Commute: Forget the parking hassle – enjoy free office parking, ensuring your journey to success is smooth.

Tips from the recruiter:

  • Tailor your application: Stand out from the crowd, align your application with the role’s specific requirements.
  • Mind the Deadline: Ensure your application is submitted by the specified closing date.
  • Prepare for Success: If invited to interview, come with thoughtful questions about the role and company.

If this opportunity sparks your ambition, fuels your passion, and aligns with your vision, we invite you to make your mark. Send your compelling application to:

At BSR, we are committed to equal opportunities in employment. Our hiring decisions are not just about roles; they are about the right people shaping the future. If you need reasonable adjustments for the interview process, contact us at the provided email address – because diversity fuels innovation.