We are looking for 2 Commercial Lawyers based in Coventry and Nottingham offices, offering a dynamic hybrid environment.

Commercial Lawyer

Here's what you'll be doing

We are E.ON and we're leading the energy transition providing smart, sustainable and personalised solutions for customers at home, in business and across entire towns and cities.  

The award winning E.ON UK Legal, Compliance and Data Protection Team (LCDP Team) provides invaluable support to its colleagues to achieve E.ON's business objectives with the purpose of leading the energy transition, closing several sustainable deals this year, the most significant being the unique strategic energy partnership with Coventry City Council. 

The LCDP Team is headed by General Counsel and Compliance Officer, Kirin Kalsi.  Kirin currently manages a team of 36 lawyers and compliance experts with 9 Senior Legal Counsels acting as point of contact for their respective E.ON business areas, and a Senior Data Protection and Compliance Manager.  


Due to the growing demand for sustainable energy solutions, we are looking to expand our LCDP Team and are seeking 2 Commercial Lawyers to provide specialist in-house legal advice within the Energy Infrastructure Services area of the E.ON business.  You will report into one of the Senior Legal Counsels primarily providing support to their respective E.ON business area but all members of the LCDP Team have the opportunity to support and collaborate across all E.ON activities.


  • Commercial Lawyer for Energy Infrastructure Solutions- Supporting E.ON's heat network and generation businessresponsible for providing advice on all aspects of development, sales, construction and operation of new and existing energy infrastructure projects such as the biomass combined heat and power plant Blackburn Meadows (Sheffield) and Citigen (London) which is one of the UK’s largest low carbon heating and cooling systems. The role will also include working with commercial leads to help develop innovative decarbonisation strategies and advise on any changes required to template and existing contracts as a result of upcoming regulation and decarbonisation of the UK heat market. Alongside this you’ll be advising on, drafting and negotiating a full spectrum of commercial contracts including heat network contracts such as ESCO, waste heat off-take and private wire agreements.
  • B2B Solutions Role - Supporting E.ON’s energy solutions business: providing day to day assistance on all aspects of  development, sale, procurement, construction and operation of energy solutions projects (including on site and off site PV solar, wind and heat pumps) for industrial and commercial, and public sector customers. The B2B Solutions Business has recently completed decarbonisation deals with the Queen’s Medical Centre, Diageo and Siemens.

What we need from you

  • You are a UK qualified solicitor or barrister
  • You have appropriate experience advising on complex commercial agreements.
  • You have business acumen with a practical, commercial approach to problem solving
  • You can work independently and pro-actively but are also a reliable team player
  • You have a hardworking approach with flexibility to work to tight timescales in a fast-paced environment
  • You have great interpersonal skills with the ability to deal confidently and build strong and trusting relationships with business colleagues
  • You have excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

It would also be great if you had:

  • Experience of the energy industry or working in a regulated environment
  • Experience of working in-house.

Here’s what you need to know

Our market-leading benefits package includes 26 days holiday + bank holidays, a generous pension scheme, life cover, bonus and the chance to choose from 20 flexible benefits with tax and/or NI savings. In fact, our benefits package recently won the Personnel Today Reward, Recognition and Benefits Award 2022!


As the only energy company to feature in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers (our 2022/23 ranking is 15th) we’ve proven that we’re committed to equal opportunities and actively promote a diverse and inclusive working environment, and fairness for everyone.


We realise the best people bring their energy at different times, so we’re happy to talk flexible working and offer a range of flexible working options, including full time, part time and job share.

As a Disability Confident Employer we interview every disabled applicant who meet the minimum criteria for the role.


We’ve exciting opportunities for everyone to develop their talent at E.ON. Our open access, inclusive talent networks provide networking, learning and development for all, building your skills, qualifications, and capabilities throughout your career.

E.ON is committed to being an inclusive employer. We recognise that everyone is different and we aim to provide a working environment where each person feels respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. If you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.

At a glance

Reference no.: 222545 Closing date: 12/08/2024 Salary: £58,693 - £71,634

Get in touch

For information about the role please contact Ailsa MacQuillin on ailsa.whaley@eon-uk.com

About us

E.ON is a privately owned international energy company. Our 75,000 colleagues in 15 countries work daily towards the improvement of technical innovations and user-friendly customer solutions for the new energy world. We are the first large energy company to focus more heavily upon the energy of the future through our three business areas of energy networks, renewable energies and customer solutions.

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