Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate

RWEAustin, TexasFull Time

**RWE Clean Energy, LLC

** As an Assistant General Counsel within our Real Estate group, you will be a confident legal advisor on real estate related transactions. You will work with other members of the RWE Clean Energy legal team and engage with other support functions to provide optimized service and support to core groups across the business


  • Provide legal support for the renewable energy development team (wind, solar and energy storage) in connection with the development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects
  • Work will be dedicated to the provision of legal advice associated with the preparation and negotiation of a wide variety of real estate documents required for the development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects, e.g., lease agreements, co-tenancy agreements, shared facilities agreements and crossing agreements
  • Work will include review of title and survey documents, resolution of title and survey issues, negotiation of title insurance policies and related topics
  • The person in this role will work with support staff and developers collaboratively, utilizing a land management database software
  • The person in this role will interface and provide support to the company’s developers in the acquisition of land rights for the development of renewable energy projects
  • The person in this role will require close alignment and cooperation with the company’s legal team in San Francisco, California, Austin, Texas, Chicago, Illinois and other locations as well as close alignment with the business partners that the legal team supports
  • The person in this role will need to demonstrate ability to apply a practical focus to legal issues with a view to finding viable business solutions for those legal issues


  • J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree is required
  • Admission to a state bar in the United States, with preference for membership in the Illinois, Texas or California bar (either currently or by way of reciprocity) required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a real estate lawyer required
  • It is required to have specific legal knowledge and experience in real estate matters, and preferably have experience in some of the following areas: tax equity financing, local government permitting and/or negotiation of tax abatement agreements
  • Industry experience: energy-related businesses in the U.S., with particular emphasis on legal work associated with the development, construction and operation of renewable energy and/or independent power projects preferred

Pay range: The annual base salary range for this position in California is $157,576.24 - $236,364.36. The listed salary range represents our good faith estimate for this position and represents the range for new hire salaries across all U.S locations. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. RWE considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s education & work experience, training & certifications, and key skills as well as market and business considerations at the time of the offer.

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we’re making all that energy green. This decade alone we’re investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 – ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 – with some of the world’s largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We’re also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

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** Any questions? Contact in Recruiting: Jenn Porti

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