CONSTRUCTION SOLICITOR

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
£40,000 - £50,000
Posted
17 Oct 2016
Closes
25 Oct 2016
Ref
TS/881251/TL
Job Title
Associate
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Construction Solicitor Manchester (contentious and non-contentious) 1-3 PQE

CONSTRUCTION SOLICITOR - MANCHESTER 

Construction Solicitor – The top tier team of this leading international firm is looking for a talented construction solicitor to help strengthen their renowned practice. Ideally you be a solicitor or Associate with at least 1 year’s PQE of proven experience from a respected practice in working on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters.

THE ROLE AT A GLANCE

  • Job title: Construction Solicitor / Associate
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
  • Reports to: Head of Construction
  • Previous Experience: Construction Solicitor or Associate with proven experience advising on a wide range of construction / engineering matters involving sound understanding of Development Agreements, regeneration schemes, infrastructure projects as well as funding arrangements and joint ventures.

THE CONSTRUCTION TEAM

Construction solicitors within the team advise on a very broad spectrum of construction projects, mainly for large contactors within the construction sector. The work often involves advising on complex Development Agreements with multiple contractors and sub-contractors.

Fee earners are involved in all areas of the transaction whether drafting or advising on complex collateral warranty arrangements, security documentation or on procurement matters. The very nature of the work necessitates a broad range of technical legal skills and the ability to look at any given transaction from a number of angles, including risk analysis to help limit exposure where possible.

The team also undertakes construction litigation work. As a result, solicitors within the department develop a very holistic and well-rounded appreciation of construction law.

IDEAL CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a strong blend of skills including:

  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Strong attention to detail especially in relation to drafting complex Development agreements and ancillary documentation;
  • The ability to apply the law in a very commercial setting, having in mind the client’s goals and being able to identify potential risk and exposure;
  • Good analytical approach to both contentious and non-contentious work;
  • The ability to liaise with a broad range of contractors, project managers and decision-makers at all levels.

Being a good Construction Solicitor is as much about the commercial non-legal element as the ability to demonstrate technical ability. The work on offer is as challenging as it is rewarding offering the right candidate the potential to really excel in an expanding team.