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Real Estate & Planning Solicitor (Renewables)

Company:  SPW Renewable UK, Ltd

Glasgow, Glasgow, GB

Facility:  Scottish Power HQ



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.

Real Estate & Planning Solicitor (Renewables)
PQE – all levels
Extremely competitive package including bonus, private medical insurance, car allowance and share schemes


Due to an exciting period of growth, we are looking to recruit a real estate and planning solicitor to support ScottishPower’s Renewables business. On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for providing legal support in respect of all real estate and planning matters on our major infrastructure projects including, but not limited to, offshore and onshore wind, solar and battery storage - all of which are integral to delivering the UK’s ambitious Net Zero targets. 


We are looking for lawyers with either previous exposure to any of the following areas or an appetite to develop their skills in one of these fields: 


  • Real estate
  • Planning
  • Environmental consenting
  • Infrastructure projects
  •  Agricultural property


Candidates should be proactive, dynamic, and keen to work with a diverse range of business partners.


Lawyers within the ScottishPower legal team are viewed as being key members of the businesses’ project teams, and you will have the autonomy to identify and lead in the implementation of innovative legal processes and best practice. You will also have regular contact and on-going working relationships with senior managers and executives across the ScottishPower and Iberdrola Group.


The successful candidate will be joining a friendly, collaborative, motivated and professional team, with the opportunity to progress and develop into new roles within the wider ScottishPower legal team.

What’s in it for you  


As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we’ll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%.   

At ScottishPower, we believe it’s the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family’s wellbeing, save for your future and take personal steps for climate action – our benefits are designed to help you do just that - so that you have everything you need to take care of your world – today and tomorrow. That’s why our benefits include: 


  • 36 days annual leave 
  • Holiday purchase – perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave 
  • Share Incentive Plan and Sharesave Scheme 
  • Payroll giving and charity matched funding  
  • Technology Vouchers – save more and spread the cost of your technology purposes 
  • Count us in – pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change 
  • Electric Vehicle Schemes – to help you transition to green/clean driving 
  • Cycle to Work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 
  • Options to purchase dental insurance, private medical insurance, health cash plan and annual health assessments 
  • Access to ‘nudge’ financial wellbeing support 
  • Plus shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more.

Why ScottishPower


ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. With a commitment to generate all of our energy from renewable resources and a drive to create the energy infrastructure of the future, we’re at the forefront of the journey to Net Zero and investing over £6m every working day to make this happen. With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation.

Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you’ll fit right in.

ScottishPower is committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to

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Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country.  If/when required, the Company will support the employee with the necessary Immigration requirements.



Inclusion and diversity fosters innovation and creativity and brings us closer to the communities we serve. At ScottishPower, we want to attract and hire diverse talent whilst developing a workplace that is supportive and open to everyone.

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