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Real Estate and Planning Solicitors

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 Solicitors
Extremely competitive package including bonus, private medical insurance, car allowance and share schemes


Help us create a better future, quicker

We are looking to recruit real estate and planning solicitors to support ScottishPower’s Renewables and Energy Networks businesses. The role would involve leading the legal support to deliver all land rights, consents and permits for major infrastructure projects.

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


  • Real Estate
  • Environmental Consenting
  • Infrastructure Projects
  • Agricultural Property


Candidates should also be proactive, dynamic, and keen to work with a diverse range of business partners. Experience of working in the energy sector is a bonus but provided you have an appetite to work in the sector and are a UK qualified solicitor or Advocate/Barrister then we want to hear from you. 


There has never been a more exciting time to join the sector. The scale of opportunity to decarbonise the UK economy is enormous, through the delivery of innovation renewable generation projects and a modern grid to unlock that, and ScottishPower is at the forefront of this change.


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, a drive to create the next generation of energy grid infrastructure and the ambition to build a Retail business of the future, we’re at the forefront of the journey to Net Zero and are investing over £6m every working day to make this happen.   

SP Energy Networks, a division of the ScottishPower group, is a Distribution and Transmission Network Operator. We keep electricity flowing to homes and businesses throughout Central and Southern Scotland, North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire, and Shropshire. We do this through the network of overhead lines and underground cables which we own and maintain. No matter who you pay your bill to, we’re the people to contact if you have a power cut, need a new or upgraded power connection, or spot an issue with our equipment. In addition, the energy landscape is changing fast, and the way our customers and communities interact with energy is evolving just as rapidly. Our role is to facilitate the decarbonisation objectives and choices of our customers, communities, and stakeholders, and to enable their journey to Net Zero.


ScottishPower Renewables is leading the development of the renewables industry through pioneering ideas, forward thinking and outstanding innovation. Our ambitious growth plans include expansion of our existing onshore wind portfolio, investment in new large-scale solar deployment and innovative grid storage systems including batteries. Building on the success of our West of Duddon Sands and East Anglia One offshore wind farms, we are delivering the Iberdrola Group’s offshore windfarms in the UK including the 3.1GW East Anglia Hub. We are also leading the way in the ambitious ScotWind programme being the most successful developer securing a pipeline of 7GW across three projects. There will be significant change required to deliver the UK’s Energy Strategy and we will be at the forefront influencing and shaping the energy transition through our market leading projects.

What’s in it for you
As well as a competitive salary, 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%.
And 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 and Share Save Schemes
  • Payroll giving and charity matched funding
  • Technology vouchers – spread the cost of your technology purchases
  • Count us in – pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change
  • Electric Vehicle Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
  • And options to purchase dental or health insurance, shopping and gym discounts, nudge financial wellbeing support, and many 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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