Greenfield Development Counsel

Vienna, AT, 1010



ContourGlobal develops, acquires, and operates renewable and thermal power generation facilities around the world. We are a high-growth company with 1,500 employees. The Company owns and operates a portfolio of 138 power generation assets, located in 20 countries on 4 continents, utilizing a wide range of fuel types, technology, and equipment. We pride ourselves on our culture and values, and welcome entrepreneurial, creative, intellectually curious, and ambitious professionals to join our team.




The Greenfield Development Counsel supports the teams working on the development of renewable projects handling all legal aspects  in every project phase including drafting and reviewing any type of agreements/legally required documents and participating in negotiation and execution process.



  • Attend to all aspects and issues related to renewable project development and financing, with a special focus on wind projects.
  • Structure, draft, review and effectively negotiate power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement, supply and construction contracts.
  • Draft, review and negotiate NDAs, exclusivity agreements, land options and lease agreements.
  • Perform diligence and provide diligence guidance to development team.
  • Support the development team in the authorization and permitting process.
  • Draft, review and negotiate debt structures to support greenfield development, including construction financings.
  • Provide general legal support to finance, business development, construction and operations teams in the deployment of renewables projects.
  • Provide general legal counsel and strategic guidance to senior and executive level management.
  • Effectively and efficiently engage and manage outside counsel.
  • Manage internal and external transaction processes and drive continuous improvements and scalability in deal processes and execution. 
  • Ensure internal governance, policies and processes are carefully respected.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Commit to CG values as expressed in the Essential Information. Model the values in any interaction internally and externally.
  • Put Health and Safety First
  • Embrace Timely Transparency
  • Model the 3Cs – Communication, Collaboration and Coordination
  • Embrace Failure analysis and continuous improvement including Five Whys
  • Seek out ways to incorporate technology and Artificial Intelligence into the company’s legal practice




  • Strong academic background
  • 7+ years of professional experience in-house in greenfield development
  • Substantial experience in development of renewable projects.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and German.



  • A high-level of intellectual, professional, and interpersonal agility and flexibility, combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with development team and other legal department members.
  • Flexible and open minded.
  • Well organized and hardworking, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and great team player
  • Willingness to work on a broad variety of subject matters. Self-starter that likes to take on responsibility.
  • Strong interest and curiosity with respect to the global energy industry and the Company's business and operations.
  • Ability to embrace innovation and change, and belief that there is always room for improvement.



  • Incumbent has the freedom to act within the established guidelines, work procedures and governance policies and under the direction of the Line Managers.


Travel Requirements on average [30]% of the time


ContourGlobal places a high value on providing equal employment opportunities and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our society and our customers.


ContourGlobal is a power generation company committed to new growth in thermal and renewable technologies. Our mission is to develop, acquire and operate electricity generation businesses worldwide, creating economic and social value through better operations, and making the communities where we work better because we are there.


- To care about our people’s health, safety, well-being and development.
- To act transparently and with moral integrity.
- To work hard and without boundaries as a multinational, integrated team.
- To expect, embrace and enable excellence and continuous learning through humility, and the knowledge that we will fail but when we do, we will learn.
- To honor the commitments of those who have placed their trust in us.