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Aberdeen - Westhill, Oslo, Zoetermeer

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Seaway 7 is a global leader in the delivery of fixed offshore wind farm projects, supporting developers to bring sustainable, renewable energy to the world through the construction of fixed offshore wind farms.

We are a global company headquartered in Oslo - Norway with five further main offices in Aberdeen – UK, Leer – Germany, Vejle - Denmark, Taipei - Taiwan and Zoetermeer - the Netherlands, and furthermore a local presence in all key offshore wind regions around the world. We employ more than 500 people onshore, and an offshore workforce of around 400.

Our values are what guide us every day: safety, integrity, performance, collaboration, sustainability and innovation.

With more than 10 years of offshore wind experience, a state-of-the art fleet, specialist technologies and a range of integrated contracting models, we are well positioned to seize the opportunities of this rapidly growing market. We are expanding our teams in readiness for this growth. Will you be the next addition to join Seaway 7 for this exciting future?

Seaway 7 has an opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join our team on a permanent basis in our Aberdeen, Zoetermeer, or Oslo offices.


As Legal Counsel, you will work directly with the Business Unit Legal Director and become a member of a highly dedicated and skilled legal team with exposure to clients and projects around the world, As Legal Counsel your key responsibilities will be to provide legal and contractual support, such as:

  • Review, qualify, draft and negotiate contracts with domestic and international clients as well as other types of agreements such as joint bidding agreements, joint venture agreements, consortia, vessel charters and other types of contractual documents and agreements generally used in the or construction industry in compliance with the business contracting principles.
  • Participate in and/or lead contracts negotiations with clients, suppliers and partners.
  • Act as business partner vis a vis peers and management both within the legal function and other areas of the BU and the broader Company, providing legal advice and support, anticipating and managing legal risks associated with the business strategy and operations.
  • Ensure claims and disputes are handled in such a way that minimizes risks and is cost effective.
  • Provide support on ethics & compliance issues, ensuring that the Company policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Carry out other in-house legal related tasks when required such as NDAs, corporate entity management, support of supply chain management and HR, etc.



  • Qualified lawyer (UK, Norwegian, Dutch, German lawyer qualifications preferred but not essential)
  • Several years of experience as an in-house counsel or comparable law firm experience.  Prior in-house experience with an EPCI contractor in the oil and gas or renewable industry (preferably offshore wind) is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of standard industry contracts, such as FIDIC, BIMCO and LOGIC as well as knowledge of a variety of contract documentation such as, framework agreements, supply contracts, JV’s, consortiums, partnership, NDA’s, etc.
  • Good understanding of construction terminology, progress calculation methods, programmes of work and project timelines
  • You possess excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to identify risks and propose alternative strategies in order to mitigate risks while accomplishing the preferred path forward for the business if possible
  • Ability to multi-task and oversee multiple projects simultaneously with possible conflicting schedules
  • Ability to work successfully in a dynamic team environment across departments
  • Ability and willingness to timely meet fluid and changing priorities
  • Ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong planning, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills
  • Strong ethical values and willingness to raise concerns to internal team members

As a person, you are service-minded, always aiming at delivering high quality, optimum support. You have a structured, analytical and target orientated approach to your assignments, an open-minded and cooperative personality, always keeping in mind what is best for the company.

Seaway 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as well providing a wide range benefits and a flexible working environment.

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