Senior Legal Counsel

Melbourne, Australia
Legal – Legal /
/ Hybrid
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

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Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

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We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

The  Senior Legal Counsel (Australia) will have an in-depth role in supporting and managing legal matters for Fluence Australia, with the opportunity to be involved in Southeast and East Asia from time to time. 

This is a front-line role in negotiating, drafting and administering Fluence’s EPC, services and supply contracts with customers and suppliers for the delivery of energy storage systems to our customers, as well as supporting the contractual relationships with our supply chain and advising on corporate issues. This may include intellectual property, labor law, privacy questions, and regulatory compliance.

This position offers an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the commercial arrangements of a global organization and an opportunity to work at the forefront of Australia and Asia’s renewable energy transition with the mission to change the way we power our world.

•You will work on energy storage opportunities across Australia and Asia
•You will lead the negotiation of construction agreements, operation and maintenance arrangements, subcontracts, equipment sale agreements, procurement agreements and a variety of other commercial arrangements
•You will have a lead role in drafting contracts, with assistance from the commercial and technical personnel involved in each project
•You will be the bridge between the commercial and technical personnel as well as the focal point for consolidating the team’s analysis into contract
•You have experience managing complex contracts in delivery
•You will provide support for the full project life cycle including preparing commercial offers and RFP responses
•You will help to create, manage, align and update the company’s contract templates with the global Fluence legal team
•You will assist in the handover of projects from the contracting team to the implementation team
•The job is based in Australia, but some amount of routine business travel should be expected.
What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence? 
•A Minimum of 6 years+ legal work experience as a front-line negotiator of complex commercial transactions.
•A meaningful of amount of that experience has involved sitting “first chair” in contract negotiations.  
•Bring experience in construction or utility-scale projects.  
•Have impeccable ethics and a commitment to compliance and safety.
•Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and a highly self-motivated work style. 
•You have excellent judgment, both in business and interpersonal matters
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