In House Construction Lawyer

Location
Northern England/Central Scotland
Salary
Excellent salary Car plus Bonus
Posted
19 May 2022
Closes
16 Jun 2022
Ref
GB/CS/1900
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

In House Construction Lawyer

We have a fantastic new opportunity for a Non-Contentious Construction Solicitor to join the legal team of this leading plc.

Roles and Responsibilities:

You will form part of an established legal team which provides strategic support across the business. This is a role involving real interaction with the commercial teams and is an excellent opportunity to obtain exposure to the business.

Drafting, reviewing ad negotiating construction contracts (JCT, NEC, IChemE) and associated project documentation from circa £5m to £100m in value.

Providing advice on project issues.

 

Reporting to the Head of Legal Services, the key to this role will be advising upon building contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, performance bonds, parent company guarantees, insurance and issues related to the construction and development process. This role will also involve advising upon day-to-day project issues.

 

About our client

 

One of the UK’s most formidable construction businesses.

Scope of role

An opportunity to join an established team and further develop your career within a highly commercial in house environment.

Working with a superb leadership team possessing personality and energy.

Superb potential for future progression and to grow towards future leadership and succession planning.

Working on some of the UK's highest profile projects.

 

 

Experience and Qualifications:

 

Above all, we are looking for a warmth of approach, energy and enthusiasm.

Your legal skills will speak for themselves but we stress the importance of the strong team ethic and ability to work well within a tight knit team.

We are happy to consider lawyers with a non contentious Construction background looking to climb into a new and exciting challenge. We would also be open to commercial lawyers with a strong contracts background with an interest in the sector.

You must be a UK Qualified Solicitor.

Working knowledge of transactional / non-contentious construction law and construction sector contracts experience would be preferable.

An understanding of the standard forms of building and engineering contract, professional appointment and collateral warranties.

Either private practice experience or in-house exposure.

Knowledge of and interest in the construction industry.

 

On offer

In return they offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges as well as a competitive salary and benefits package including car or car allowance, pension, healthcare, discretionary bonus and 28 days holiday plus bank holidays.

 

Flexible hours and working patterns with hybrid working.