ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: production and supply of energy, services and regeneration. Our 17,000 employees combine these capabilities for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities throughout the UK & Ireland.
We enable customers to embrace a lower carbon, more efficient and increasingly digital world. Our customers benefit from our energy efficient and smart building solutions, the provision of effective and innovative services, the transformation of neighbourhoods through regeneration projects, and the supply of reliable, flexible and renewable energy.
ENGIE improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.
Globally, the ENGIE Group employs 160,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €60.6 billion in 2018.
ENGIE are recruiting for a Legal Counsel - Employment to be based in Canary Wharf or Leeds. This is a permanent , full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.
ENGIE UK have an exciting opportunity for a legal counsel to provide employment law advice to all of ENGIE UK & Ireland’s business divisions. The role requires capability to work with all levels of the business, to provide timely and commercial legal advice and to deal with a varied and material workload.
Provision of internal employment law services to the HR team, advising on contentious, non-contentious advisory and transactional issues;
Responsibility for contentious employment issues with full involvement in matters and the opportunity to work closely with the business in managing and resolving cases;
Providing specialist employment law advice on a range of matters including contractual matters, redundancy and restructuring, disciplinary and grievance, discrimination and equal opportunities, employment policies as well as advising on specific transactional activity and TUPE within a unionised business;
Providing training to the business; and
Managing external legal counsel.
For more information about ENGIE please visit: http://www.engie.com/en/candidates-area/
· UK (or common law equivalent) qualified solicitor or barrister with ideally 4 to 8 years of PQE. We will be flexible depending on the quality of experience.
Knowledge and Skills:
· PQE contentious and non-contentious employment law experience gained with a respected firm in this area or in-house. Experience of dealing with trade unions would be an advantage;
· Strong drafting and negotiating skills.
· Ability and willingness to travel as required.
For more information about ENGIE, please visit:
For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. There is no re-location package with this job role. ENGIE do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
The ENGIE Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to ENGIE Managers.
· Posting Date: Jan 9, 2020