Energy (Projects) Associate

Join Our Award-Winning Energy Team

Are you a Projects Lawyer with a strong interest in renewable and clean energy? If so, this is a great opportunity to join a team that is recognised as being at the forefront of Net Zero and renewable energy legal advice and is planning major growth in the coming years.

"The team knows the renewable energy industry inside and out and can provide really high-level expertise across a range of subjects" (Chambers UK, 2020).

As an Associate at Burges Salmon, you will gain professional development with a structured path to advancing your career, guided by an award-winning and supportive leadership team to enhance your skills and experience.

You will take responsibility for your work and be trusted to get on with things, leading junior colleagues in a friendly and sociable setting. Our Energy team is one of the largest, most diverse projects teams in the UK, so there will be opportunities to experience and learn about different sectors whilst maintaining and growing your Energy experience.


You can be based in Bristol, Edinburgh or London. We are also interested in speaking to people who are looking to work more remotely but as part of a close and committed team over the long-term.

We are interested in hearing from both England & Wales, Scottish and Northern Irish-qualified lawyers.


We have an outstanding reputation working on interesting and innovative projects in the UK. Last year the energy team advised on:

  • The UK's first deep geothermal power projects including the Eden Project in Cornwall
  • 600MW of battery storage
  • 550MW of UK onshore wind projects and 1345MW of solar projects
  • 8 biomass/ waste to energy deals/projects
  • 3 Hydro schemes and 2 hydrogen projects
  • For further projects, Click Here.

Our work requires us to have an appreciation not just of the legal issues but also the underlying commercial and developing policy objectives. You will find us in tier 1 of many areas of the directories including Energy, Renewables, Environment and Nuclear. We are also one of the firms on the CCS panel and regularly work with Government.

Our clients include: Statkraft, Octopus Group, Anesco, Zenobe, ENGIE, RWE and well as many innovative developers, funders and investors.

You will advise on cutting edge projects in the UK and overseas, working with our finance and corporate lawyers to enable complex construction, redevelopment and infrastructure projects to come to fruition. The breadth of the technologies you will be able to advise on will be second to none and you will encouraged to build relationships and sit on industry groups.


We look for individuals who have developed themselves and their capabilities, coupled with a strong commercial acumen and experience. As an Associate you will have gained experienced leading others to develop their skills and Knowledge. You are developing your own technical, commercial and business development skills to build strong client relationship and manage expectations.

You will have begun to gain experience in innovative and interesting contracts and projects, both nationally and internationally in energy and environment projects. You are a strong team player, able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively, and demonstrate a willingness to learn and be self-motivated.

We are committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working patterns.

**Please note, we are looking for a qualified Lawyer for this role**

Get in touch!

Our resourcing team can provide firm insight and an overview of the department to make sure this is the right career move for you. For a confidential conversation call:

Chris Jenkinson

T: 0117 307 2246

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