Associate Legal Counsel in London, United Kingdom

An exciting opportunity for an Associate Legal Counsel to work for a leading international construction business.

What will you be doing.

Reporting to the Head of Legal for the United Kingdom and Ireland  and working closely with business lines and operational management, the successful candidate will be required to work across the business lines and regions with a focus on our project portfolio in the UK and Ireland.
  • Providing commercial terms and conditions advice, including appointment contracts, JV arrangements, subcontracts and undertaking drafting and other aspects of contract management.
  • Identifying risks and preparation of legal advice with inputs to the business risk assessments and requests for approval to proceed with projects or pursuits.
  • Negotiation of contracts and terms with client organisations and their advisors.
  • Preparing bid responses on commercial terms and conditions and related areas, including service descriptions, and will partner with the wider commercial and operations teams to agree suitable flow down to partners where required.
  • Integrating with the wider commercial and operations teams to ensure that contracts fully reflect the detail of the operational solution; for example ensuring that service descriptions are accurate and specific.
  • Undertaking risk and compliance training of staff and helping research and prepare guidance notes for the business on risk, legal and commercial issues relevant to the business.
  • Support and liaison with senior commercial/legal and/or external advisors when required and build the profile of the business and commercial capabilities through legal networking.
 
Lets talk about you.

A qualified solicitor or barrister with experience ideally gained from a large commercially-driven multinational organisation or law firm with focus on providing commercial legal advice in relation to construction, engineering, architecture and design, management and technical consultancy and/or other related sectors. Proven years plus of post- qualification experience, although all levels of post-qualification experience will be considered.
Some travel within the United Kingdom and Ireland may be required.
  • Good oral and written English communications skills, including superior presentation, reviewing and drafting. Knowledge of Spanish is also desirable but not essential.
  • Negotiation skills in a number of different scenarios including written, telephone and face-to-face with UK and international client bodies and their advisors.
  • Solid administration and organisational skills and the ability to work with own initiative as well as being a team player.
  • Ability to be flexible in working, to prioritise workflows and work collaboratively with many parts of the business
 
What do you get in return.

A competitive renumeration package along with excellent benefits. You will also be working for a forward-thinking innovative business that will give you the platform to excel.

If you would like to hear more about the position, then we'd love to hear from you.

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