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Trading Job at Snowy Hydro

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Category: Legal
  • Location: Sydney
  • Date Advertised: 24-MAY-21
  • Job Reference: SHL/1535046
  • Job Title: Corporate Lawyer - Energy & Trading
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Snowy Hydro is a dynamic, integrated energy business that has been providing on-demand, reliable energy to Australia for over 70 years. Snowy Hydro owns and operates a powerful combination of generation assets, including the 4100-megawatt Snowy Mountains Scheme, gas and diesel plants, and has recently contracted wind and solar energy. We also provide electricity and gas to more than 1.1 million retail customers through Red Energy and Lumo Energy.

Snowy Hydro is seeking a Corporate Lawyer - Energy & Trading to manage all legal aspects of Snowy Hydros energy trading activities. This role is a key strategic partner to Trading, Compliance, Commercial and Retail functions. Responsibilities will include advising on Snowy Hydros water obligations, regulatory and corporate advocacy functions. This role will also manage disputes and regulatory investigations involving the ACCC and AER. This is a Sydney based, full-time permanent position.


 Reporting to Corporate Counsel, key accountabilities will include:

  • Preparation of effective, legally enforceable contractual documentation in the areas of wholesale energy, trading, electricity, gas and environmental products

  • Provide strategic and technical legal advice on renewable energy law and regulation, including renewable offtake agreements (power purchase agreements), Renewable Energy Target and ‘green advertising

  • Provide strategic and technical legal advice on contracting with C&I Customers; managing legal obligations to supply renewable energy to C&I Customers

  • Assist Compliance Manager in managing Snowy Hydro groups energy and water-related compliance obligations, particularly those under the National Electricity Rules

  • Assist drafting wholesale regulatory submissions through the AEMC rule-change process

  • Preparation of and assistance with submissions to statutory reviews of the Snowy Water Licence

  • Assist Retail lawyers advising retail energy law matters: preparation of contracts, regulatory advice and disputes


To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business

  • 6+ years experience in financial services or wholesale energy

  • Technical understanding of energy derivatives (including ISDA standard-form documentation) environmental products, gas supply agreements and water law

  • Detailed knowledge of energy legislation including: National Electricity Rules, National Gas Rules, National Energy Retail Rules and Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000

  • Alignment to Snowy Hydros corporate values

If this position interests you and you feel you have the skills and attributes required, please apply now. 

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ID: 18634367 - Save Job
Category: Jobs : Retail Jobs
Employer Info:
 Trading Snowy Hydro


Snowy Hydro is a dynamic, integrated energy business. Our role is to ensure energy security, underpin the transition to renewables, and increase competition in energy markets. Our vision is to delight our customers with service, backed by the mighty Snowy. This is underpinned by a strong corporate culture based on our company values.

A leading provider of peak, renewable electricity, Snowy Hydro has a world class reputation in engineering innovation and technical expertise. Snowy Hydro owns and operates a powerful combination of generation assets, including the 4100 megawatt Snowy Mountains Scheme. We also provide clean, efficient electricity and gas to almost one million customers - households and businesses - across the country through our retail energy business.

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