CIP – Director, Employment Law – POSITION FILLED

Job description

CIP is looking for a senior employment law expert to fill a newly established position leading the HR Legal Team in CIP as Director – Employment Law. The role will take on the overall employment law responsibility for all CIP companies.

As Director Employment Law you will be part of the Partner Relations, Incentives and Organizational Strategy team (“PRIOS”) that forms part of the Fund Management Team in the CFO area, and report to the Head of PRIOS, currently James Hoffman. The PRIOS team presently consists of 5 professionals covering compensation and benefits, employment law and payroll. The team is further supported by 5 part-time consultants (subject matter experts) and leverages various forms of external advice (including top tier law firms) for topical and regional advice, as well as occasional resource augmentation. You will lead the HR Legal Team consisting of 2 direct reports dedicated to legal aspects of employment law.

CIP is looking for a person with a documented track record of leading an employment law team and with substantial experience in advising on complex employment law matters preferably in a high-pace highly international environment. You are a confident and analytical decision-maker who is not afraid to take a stand and offer your opinion. You have a “get it done” attitude, with a hands-on approach and a lead from the front leadership style.  

Areas of responsibilities

As Director Employment Law at CIP, you will be overall responsible for the legal and commercial aspects of employment strategies, structures and remuneration models for the entire CIP Group, that presently include a number of international subsidiaries. This work will entail:

  • Finding a commercially and legally balanced way of structuring the CIP Group’s employment agreements, partner agreements, secondments, and incentive agreements.
  • Ensuring that adequate principles, processes, and support is in place for handling day to day employment related matters, whether these relate to employment and on-boarding, leaves, dismissals etc. or special regulatory requirements related to employment and remuneration applicable to CIP (e.g. FAIF regulations).
  • Designing and maintaining the right structures and practices for handling international / cross border employment relations.
  • Ensuring compliance with employment legislation in relevant jurisdictions and developing and maintaining all contractual templates and practices together with the HR Legal team.
  • Leading and managing CIP’s HR Legal team.

Reporting and title

Function title: Director – Employment Law

Corporate title: Director

Business unit: Fund Management / CFO Area / Partner Relations, Incentives and Organizational Strategy

Reporting to: Head of PRIOS

Location: HQ, Copenhagen

Expected travel: Infrequent

The ideal experience

The ideal candidate is a seasoned HR legal professional that meets the following criteria:

Education: A master’s degree in laws (cand.jur., cand.merc.jur. or international equivalent) is a requirement. An additional degree in business or a related field would be highly desirable.

Work experience: A minimum of 8 years of post-graduate experience, preferably in a leadership position within a global organization known for the quality of its employment law practices. Experience from a complex and maybe partner led, global business (e.g. operating within the PE/direct investment sector), would be a plus. 

HR legal specialization: Substantial experience within HR laws & regulations, including various employment structures and compensation models for all levels of employees, including more complex employment agreements and remuneration structures.

International HR experience: International exposure or at a minimum an international mindset from an organization operating globally. Broad exposure across areas of the HR agenda – with a spike in rewards expertise. Scandinavian cultural affinity is a plus, but not a requirement.

Leadership experience: Proven and engaged people manager with demonstrable experience of, and a genuine interest in, leading, developing and enhancing others. Practical experience with managing team-performance and progress on a regular basis through metrics and KPIs to ensure that a team is achieving required results.

Language skills: Fluency in both verbal and written (legal) English is a requirement. It is an advantage but not a requirement to also command the Danish language.

Business acumen: A strong business acumen that enables you to make balanced legal choices and prioritizations, and a strong sense of driving for commercial results and project progress.

Personal compentencies

Pro-active: Proactive with a natural inclination to take initiative, ownership and drive a process.

Results-driven: Results‐driven mindset as well as strong analytical & conceptual skills, combined with a hands-on attitude and the ability to balance strategy and execution. Resilient, pragmatic and outcome focused.

Structured problem solving: Structure thinker and problem solver, who is accustomed to applying a high standard of quality to own and others’ written work, and recalibrating as needed with input from colleagues.

Stakeholder management: Accomplished relationship-builder who is able to deliver through influence and building trusted relationships with stakeholders and colleagues. Experience with working with all levels of an organization, including management, and good at anticipating emerging or potential conflicts as well as taking steps to pre-empt conflicts.

Communication: Clear communicator with the ability to keep things simple by finding the right balance between important details and clear communication.

Ethics & integrity: High level of ethics and integrity with a well-grounded and approachable personality.

Working at CIP

When joining CIP, you will become part of a highly international, fast growing, and successful enterprise with a leading international position in developing and managing energy infrastructure assets within offshore wind, onshore wind, offshore power transmission, biomass, waste to energy and solar PV. CIP offers you a dynamic work environment close to management where you will join a strong team of talented colleagues working closely together from modern offices in the center of Copenhagen.

CIP offers a competitive compensation package with various benefits, including pension and attractive bonus arrangements, and excellent professional and personal development opportunities. CIP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About CIP

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (“CIP”) is a fund management company specialized in offering tailor-made investments in energy infrastructure assets globally, particularly within renewables and the greenfield segment. CIP is a pioneer in taking its approach and methods global and in realizing a profitable green energy transition based on high ESG standards. CIP was founded in 2012, and currently has 10 funds and more than EUR 19 billion under management. Presently, CIP manages more than 20 investments in large scale energy infrastructure assets worldwide. Its investors include approx. 140 blue-chip institutional investors. By 2030, CIP expects to manage more than EUR 100 bn of assets and more than double the current number of employees.

CIP-managed funds’ current investments include a wide range of energy infrastructure assets including offshore wind, onshore wind, offshore power transmission, biomass and waste to energy, and solar PV investments. CIP has an industrial heritage and an energy sector focused business model with a strong track record anchored in fully integrated inhouse investment and asset management teams. CIP’s business model is proven and comprises origination and investment selection; structuring and de-risking; world class construction execution; and long-term asset optimization of large scale and complex energy infrastructure projects.

Led by 4 senior partners and approx. 40 partners with extensive energy sector experience, CIP employs more than 400 dedicated people across 30 nationalities with a broad range of competencies within corporate finance, M&A, engineering, construction, project development, and project management.

CIP is headquartered in modern offices in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has offices in New York, London, Hamburg, Utrecht, Melbourne, Singapore, Seoul, Madrid, Luxembourg and Tokyo.

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If you recognise the profile we are looking for in yourself and find this opportunity attractive, please apply here and include a resume and other relevant documentation. As applications will be addressed continuously, please submit your documentation as soon as possible.

To hear more about the position, contact Mikkel Falkenberg from RESOLVA on tel: 29993065.



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