London with some homeworking
At Mace, we see every challenge as an opportunity to dream bigger and bring our ambitions to life. We believe our only limits are the ones we give ourselves.
Since day one we have relentlessly pursued a better way. We were founded out of a belief that the construction industry could be more efficient, innovative and responsible and over the last 30 years Mace has built a reputation and track record for delivering projects faster, safer and better than ever before.
From Olympic parks and iconic skyscrapers to state-of-the-art data centres, schools, hospitals and homes, we recognise that now more than ever we must be bolder, braver and more resilient as we act on new challenges and navigate through a rapidly changing world. We believe we have a greater responsibility than ever before to create opportunities for communities to thrive, and we have a role to play in doing so sustainably.
Our four engines, Develop, Consult, Construct and Operate, connect expertise across the entire property and infrastructure lifecycle to help our clients, people, communities and society achieve more than they believe possible. Our 2026 Mace Business Strategy outlines our ambitious plans for the next five years as a purpose-driven business committed to leaving a lasting legacy for people and the planet.
The In-House Solicitor opportunity
Project: The Mace legal team provides legal support for the Mace business worldwide. This is a great opportunity for someone with a breadth of construction expertise, ideally with experience in both private practice and in house environments who is able to demonstrate a pragmatic, commercial approach to law. The ability to deal with a wide range of people across the business and the confidence to operate relatively autonomously in a very commercial environment is essential in this role.
The focus will be predominately on supporting the Mace Consultancy business globally, although there will be the opportunity to support the wider legal team most likely in the area of construction. This role will require a presence in the London office for the majority of the week.
Your responsibilities as the in-house Solicitor will include:
- Reviewing of appointment contracts received with client tenders to identify risks to Mace.
- Negotiating and drafting of appointment contracts and joint venture agreements, drafting supply chain step-down contracts.
- Liaising closely with commercial teams to manage the process of contract review through to the signing of contracts and advisory through the life of the project.
- Contributing to legal department training sessions for commercial colleagues.
- Assisting with updating precedent documents.
- Managing actions to be taken in a dispute situation.
- Giving ad hoc advice on issues that arise.
- Working with external lawyers and Mace’s insurance brokers.
Benefits package include
- 22 Days annual leave + Christmas shut down (3-4 days)
- 2 Mace days – provided to assist with work/life balance
- 1 volunteer day
- Pension employee 5% Mace 7%
- Private medical
- Annual health screening
- Subsidised dental care
- Enhanced maternity/ paternity and adoption leave from day 1
- Purchase up to 5 extras days annual leave
Ideally, you will be a construction lawyer with approximately 3-5 years PQE. You have experience working in-house or in a reputed private practice construction team. You have claims experience or insurance-related experience. You have familiarity with JCT and NEC forms as a necessity plus Construction Act knowledge. You have experience in carrying out risk reviews of bespoke forms of consultancy appointment and all ancillary documentation such as NDAs, collateral warranties, PCG/performance bonds, sub-contract/sub-consultant contracts.
You have experience of dealing with joint venture agreements and processes preferably. You have a basic understanding of regulatory compliance issues including anti-bribery, data protection, modern slavery and etc. You have strong technical legal knowledge and a commercial understanding of the construction industry. You are proficient with Microsoft Office tools, can build lasting internal Mace stakeholder relationships and provide support to strong, motivated teams. You have experience in a similar role in a construction background and are hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities that Mace has to offer.
Our culture respects equality, values diversity and encourages individuality – accepting and appreciating all views and beliefs and providing an environment for ideas to come alive. We welcome everyone who shares the Mace values, regardless of background, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation.