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Senior Legal Counsel

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG
Hardturmstrasse 127, 8005 Zürich (Schweiz)
  • 07.09.2023
  • 100%
  • Mitarbeiter
  • Festanstellung
About us

Zurich-based green-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in solutions for energy transition and circular economy including Energy from Waste (EfW) and Renewable Gas (RG), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as a project developer, technology supplier and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological waste recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technologies, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements. HZI's Service Solutions Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to provide support throughout a plant's entire plant cycle. HZI works for customers ranging from established waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets. Its innovative and reliable solutions have been part of more than 1,600 reference projects worldwide.

Senior Legal Counsel

Your responsibilities

We have a new opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our team based in Zurich. The successful candidate will help provide legal support to our green energy businesses worldwide. Her/his responsibilities will include front-end legal support on complex and often ground-breaking international transactions, project execution and dispute management.

Key responsibilities of the Senior Legal Counsel will be:
  • 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.  

Your experiences

  • Qualified common law lawyer (preferably admitted in England and Wales) with strong academics.
  • 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 (German and French proficiency will be considered 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.

We offer

  • Responsible challenge with diversified field of activity
  • Team-oriented working atmosphere in an international Company
  • Personal development opportunities through own Inova Academy
  • Opportunity to gain an insight into various technical disciplines
  • Excellent employment conditions
  • Attractive working place (central, good transport links)
  • Modern infrastructure


Do you have any questions? Please contact us.

We look forward to receiving your application.

For HR agencies: Please note that we do not accept applications coming from agencies. Thank you.
Emil Götsch +41 44 277 10 76