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General Counsel, Onshore Wind International (m/f/d)

GE Aviation
Closing date
24 Aug 2021

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SC, None / Undisclosed
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Job Description Summary The General Counsel, Onshore Wind International will be responsible for creating, implementing and maintaining the overall legal strategy for Onshore Wind International. The successful candidate's responsibilities will also include contract review and negotiation, legal support on project execution, dispute management, and compliance leadership.

Job Description
  • Operates as an integral member of the legal leadership team of GE Renewable Energy
  • Responsible for setting overall legal strategy and direction for Onshore Wind International (encompassing Latin America, APAC and EMEA regions) in conjunction with the regional General Counsels and functional leaders. Work with assigned business leadership to evaluate legal risks and develop procedures to mitigate such risks
  • Advise Onshore Wind International's Commercial Leadership on a wide variety of legal issues related to the business's operations and commercial transactions; provide contract review, negotiation and assistance on sales and service agreements
  • Provide legal support and advice on dispute management and resolution across a range of jurisdictions and dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Provide compliance leadership and support, including trainings, investigations and advice at all levels of the organization in conjunction with the GE Renewable Energy compliance team
  • Work closely with other legal functional leaders to support related matters (e.g. litigation, sourcing, etc.)
  • Collaborate with commercial teams and assist in both market and product development to support business objectives
  • Participate in business/deal reviews and deal approval meetings - maintain independence in counsel while supporting the commercial team in meeting their business objectives.
  • Advise business on related regulatory issues and compliance matters that are specific to Onshore Wind International. Prepare and deliver updates on legal developments and requirements to various audiences and provide ongoing advice on applicable laws and regulations governing the commercial activities of Onshore Wind International.
  • Manage overall legal budget for Onshore Wind International including all outside counsel spend in conjunction with the legal functional leaders
  • Develop and maintain commercial policies and procedures and monitor to ensure compliance
  • Work with other counsel in GE Renewable Energy and other GE businesses to develop best practices and strategic advice
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of relevant industries in order to contribute to the commercial objectives of the business from a legal standpoint and help unite to differentiate itself from the competition
  • Support other parts of GE Renewable Energy and other initiatives as directed by the General Counsel of GE Renewable Energy. 
  • Qualifications & Requirements :
  • Ideally degree-educated in law, business, or a related field of study
  • Proven track record in relevant commercial transaction area(s) - ideally within the Wind industry - and general corporate law based on experience at a large law firm, financial firm or corporate legal department
  • Member of one or more state bars or the D.C. bar and where required, in house counsel registration or admission to the local state bar or local country equivalent
  • Commitment to integrity, professionalism, and collegiality
  • Ability to interact effectively with Executive leadership, peers and all other levels of the organization
  • Demonstrable track record setting legal organizational strategy and managing professional legal commercial teams
  • Ability to work in a complex and matrixed organization in a collaborative manner and to simultaneously manage numerous and varied tasks and to exercise sound judgment in prioritizing among them

Additional Information Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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