Legal 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.



Job Summary:
The Legal Counsel is the link between Legal and the business. He/She performs a variety of tasks to ensure the company objectives are aligned with management and employees, thus contributing to the efficiency of our business.

Key Activities & Accountabilities:

  • Management of all corporate governance requirements of the Austrian and compliance with all applicable internal control requirements.
  • Day-to-day operational support of the Austrian business, including supporting other functions such as HR, compliance, environmental, insurance and regulatory.
  • Management of the existing contractual structure for Austrian business, including:
  • analyze and report to the team on potential risk or liability issues
  • monitor and implementation of corrective actions
  • track compliance of existing contractual requirements
  • support of pre-contentious or contentious situations like claims, insolvency, bankruptcy situations, dispute resolution and settlement agreements
  • Preparation, negotiation and implementation of project contracts for developing or existing projects (i.e., MOUs, PPAs, O&Ms, TSAs, EPCs etc.) and of amendments/waivers to existing financing agreements.
  • Preparation, drafting, and review of commercial contracts, NDAs, supply agreements, and service agreements.
  • Management of litigation (including managing the relevant legal budget and coordinating with outside counsel.
  • Management of relationship with minority partners in existing businesses where applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Commit to Lead with Our Values

  • 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

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 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.