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Legal Counsel - German Speaker (m/f/d)

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Legal
Erlangen, Germany
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2024
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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OUR CULTURE AND VALUES
We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.
We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.
We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.
We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.
We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
Change the way we power the world to create a more sustainable future!
This is Fluence’s mission and we fulfill it every day by deploying and servicing complex battery energy storage systems in multiple countries in EMEA, very prominently in Germany.
What’s the Legal Counsel role in this? Our offerings are not only technically complex. They also require challenging contractual and commercial structures and bring with them multiple interfaces between technical, commercial, and legal matters – requiring significant legal talent to manage, align, and finally contract. Super-interesting and never boring!
If you have three to five years’ experience after your qualification or are an ambitious junior lawyer looking to make your first move in-house in the battery energy storage industry and are ready to assume responsibility in a fast-paced environment you should read on.
The workplace for this role is either in our office in Berlin or Erlangen. Our hybrid working model involves working in the office 2 to 3 days a week.
We’ll tell you more about Fluence and the role below, but first let’s talk about you.
Your skills:
· You are responsible, agile, leading and fun. (Hint: these are Fluence’s core values, and we mean it. Seriously.). Beyond that, you fiercely innovate, enjoy thriving together with others (at Fluence, the ”We” is paramount), and always strive to deliver excellence.
· If you had also seen and worked on a wide variety of other matters that come across the table of an in-house lawyer in a small legal department – excellent. Ideally, you have gained experience in Renewables, Energy, or complex Plant and Design-Built sectors. If your experience comes from the energy storage sector, we might think you are very fancy indeed.
· You read legalese fluently, but you never, ever speak legalese. You enjoy boring your family and friends with your vast knowledge of legal matters that come up in the life of an international group of companies. And you entertain your colleagues from other functions in the same manner – and they like you for it.
· You have excellent judgment, both in business and interpersonal matters, except you like lawyers. You can win the day for your client, and the other side thinks you’re awesome. People sometimes tell you “Wow, I didn’t know lawyers could be cool”.
· You have impeccable ethics and a commitment to compliance and safety. (We don’t make jokes about compliance or safety.)
· You exude strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and a highly self-motivated work style. Working collaboratively with your peers blending into a team comes natural to you
· You are able to negotiate and communicate complex technical, commercial, and legal matters in German and English
Back to our core values: Responsible, Agile, Leading and Fun. What on earth does that mean for you?
Responsible:
· This role will support our German business unit and other Fluence functions in managing and mastering their legal challenges. Your office will not be located in a legal ivory tower – you are expected to be a part of the team and add value in close interactions with your peers.
· In other words, you will be a lawyer in a broad and customer-facing role, and all of us are responsible for great customer service.
Agile:
· The subject matters, technical details and personalities you will be facing in your new role will be numerous and varied.
· Our UK office is located in London and we would expect you to communicate, work, cooperate, and enjoy life with your peers a couple of days per week in the office. The exact details will depend on your team. We have some other offices in European countries and abroad so occasional travel to these locations and to all other places where the business needs legal eagles should be expected.
· Most Fluence people wear multiple hats. On any given day you might provide overflow legal support on any topic, from contracting to employment law, privacy, intellectual property, real estate, or simply corporate housekeeping. Nobody at Fluence says “that’s not my job!”
Leading:
· You aren’t expected to arrive at Fluence being an expert in energy storage. You’ll climb the learning curve quickly.
· Our customers value us for our expertise, and this role will be on the front lines, interacting with customers frequently. Soon you’ll know more about energy storage than most other lawyers in the world.
Fun:
· Granted, this is an intangible – how do you measure fun? Suffice it to say, we work very hard to maintain a vibrant company culture. We value diversity, inclusiveness and respect. Even toward our lawyers! People at Fluence don’t take themselves too seriously – we take our products and our customers seriously. (And ethics, and safety, and compliance.)
· As some of us like to say, “Winning is fun!”. At Fluence, you’ll be doing a lot of winning and we don’t settle for anything less.
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.