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Director, Offshore Legal

Requisition ID:  24605

Boston, MA, US

Work experience:  Senior Management
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Function: 

Vestas Factory



General Purpose:

The Director of Offshore Legal provides legal support for offshore wind energy projects in the United States. The position is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating wind power plant sales, maintenance, and other related agreements; assisting with issues and agreements during construction and service; coordinating external counsel; supervising legal professionals; interacting with global legal and business colleagues on multi-jurisdictional transactions and initiatives; and advising clients on complex transactions and interesting legal issues. The position will develop and direct Vestas’ offshore legal organization, resources, strategies, agenda, and goals and deliver on the business and functional priorities.  




·       Draft, review and negotiate complex agreements that accurately reflect the commercial and legal decisions and comply with company guidelines and preferences.

·       Effectively coordinate external counsel on innovative and complex transactions.

·       Evaluate complex situations and provide practical, timely and accurate legal advice.

·       Work closely and effectively with General Counsel, senior management, other company lawyers and employees of all levels and cultures within a global organization.

·       Effectively supervise and develop legal professionals.

·       Exhibit solid judgment and possess effective leadership, decision-making, critical reasoning, and communication skills.

·       Develop and implement programs to educate and train business teams on legal issues.

·       Develop and implement systems, processes, guidelines, and forms to increase the efficiency of the delivery of legal services and support Vestas’ profitability.

·       Set and implement strategic goals and tactics.

·       Develop and organize budgets.

·       Handle project plans and follow up on business performance, conducting regular reviews with stakeholders and VPs.

·       Be a change agent and secure capability building through engaging with key stakeholders and the implementation of process improvements.

·       Ensure relevant risk assessments are completed.

·       All other responsibilities as assigned.




·       Solve problems by seeking out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions.

·       Effectively and clearly communicate in writing and orally.

·       Influence across organizational boundaries with solid focus on working with and understanding different cultures.

·       Establishing and maintaining good relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

Effectively supervising direct reports




·       J.D from an accredited law school, admission to state bar, and ability to practice law.

·       At least seven years of experience practicing law.

·       Experience with complex transactions.

·       Client service orientation.

·       Solid negotiating, drafting, and communication skills.

·       Flexibility with travel based on company needs and goals.

·       Experience in the energy, capital equipment, construction, real estate, or technology industries. (Preference)

·       Progressive leadership experience in an established organization.

·       Good, proven project and program management skills. Ability to develop, plan, and implement strategic short- and long-range goals.

·       Effective team leadership skills with ability to facilitate a cooperative work environment, motivate, coach, and facilitate employee development and performance.

·       Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of business units in a global organization.

·       Proven proficiency in analysis and problem solving.

·       Ability to develop and facilitate positive relationships among stakeholders.

·       Ability to operate effectively in a significant, ever-growing, and results-oriented environment; handle constant change with ease and flexibility.

·       Legal, business, and financial understanding.

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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings. 

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