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Energy Transition and Environment Lawyer, Strategic Litigation Programme – London

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 07/11/2016
Company Name ClientEarth
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This is an exciting and challenging new opportunity for an Energy Transition and Environment Lawyer to make a key contribution to ensuring that Europe’s power sector complies with applicable environmental standards and minimises its impact on public health, the environment and the climate. The lawyer will work in our EU Energy and Coal project focusing on the compliance and enforcement of existing environmental standards and regulations in the power sectors of a number of key EU jurisdictions, particularly in relation to coal.

You will be part of ClientEarth’s Strategic Litigation Programme – a vibrant and expanding team using litigation to accelerate Europe’s transition to a low carbon future. Progressive and innovative legal action has the potential to transform the EU landscape, to overcome persistent barriers to complete Europe’s internal energy market and to drive investment in sustainable alternatives.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in environmental law, ideally with experience in compliance and enforcement of environmental law. You will be ready to apply your skills and knowledge in developing and managing cases, working with partners and lawyers, and applying practical problem solving skills. You will have outstanding thinking and communication skills and be comfortable in conveying complex ideas and working in a variety of settings.

The successful candidate will bring the ability to understand complex legal, regulatory, commercial and political terrains and a sound legal knowledge base and skill set in EU environmental law, with a preferred background in public/administrative law. Experience with EU energy law is a plus. You will be a self-starter and have the potential to identify opportunities to drive systemic change. You will be able to drive forward an agreed area of work, working in collaboration with key internal (including cross-office) and external partners. You are committed to making a contribution to the compelling and urgent need for action on climate change and more broadly to sustainable development.

Job description for Energy Transition and Environment Lawyer

Please download the full Energy Transition and Environment Lawyer job description and person specification.


The role is based in ClientEarth’s London office. Travel to other locations where ClientEarth has an office (Brussels/Warsaw) and elsewhere in Europe will be expected in the role.


The salary bracket for this role starts at £40,000 per annum depending on experience.

To apply

Please send us your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in joining ClientEarth and the contribution you believe you could make to the organisation. Please make sure you demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria and competencies of the role.

We also ask that you complete the equality monitoring form, and return it along with your application. This form will be separated from your application and will only be used for monitoring purposes by ClientEarth’s HR team.

Please include ‘Energy Transition and Environment Lawyer’ in the email subject line and identify the documents you are sending by including your name in the file names.

Please send your application by email to: jobs@clientearth.org

Applications close on Monday, 7 November 2016 at 12 noon.

Further information

ClientEarth is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that ClientEarth will only be able to offer positions to those who have the legal right to work in the country where this post is based.

If you have any questions about the roles advertised or recruitment process, please contact Jana Ezzaouche, Human Resources Officer on jezzaouche@clientearth.org

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