In-House qualified non-contentious Construction Solicitor

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
£50,000 + Benefits
27 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level

Our Client is one of the UK's largest Infrastructure consultancies. They offer first class opportunities for training and development and excellent benefits.

What you will do:

  • Reviewing and negotiating client contracts (including standard form construction contracts) through to closure. Providing advice and support at all stages, including variations and potential contract claims
  • Acting as a direct point of contact to the business in relation to a range of legal matters
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts with subcontractors
  • Reviewing and negotiation of contractual documents such as supplier agreements, industry standard form construction contracts, framework agreements, collateral warranties, joint-venture arrangements and bidding agreements.
  • Continually improving know-how and communicating back to the team legal matters which have implications at project level such as standard terms and conditions, training etc.
  • Supporting the business with the effective administration of contracts including providing contractual templates and tool kits
  • Reviewing, interpreting and advising on existing contracts and issues prior to formal dispute resolution.

General duties:

  • Providing support to the commercial team
  • Providing legal advice to the business
  • Promoting awareness of, and compliance with, legislation and internal governance requirements
  • Working on joint ventures and tender agreements
  • Assisting the Legal Director as required in implementing and monitoring legal and governance issues
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by the Legal Director

Your experience will include:

  • Qualified legal professional with circa 2-4 years’ post qualification experience in non-contentious construction / engineering matters, although this has been given as an approximate guide, and candidates with equivalent experience should still apply.


  • Experience of working with various standard form construction contracts
  • Commercial experience in negotiation of consultant appointments, framework agreements, JV agreements, shareholder agreements, collateral warranties and letters of reliance.
  • Experience in advising a mixture of consultants, contractors and employers.
  • Familiarity with Public Procurement rules

Key Qualities:

  • Confident communicator with an ability to swiftly build the trust of internal clients at all levels.
  • Able to negotiate and close contracts
  • Able to prioritise and manage their own workload including adhering to key deadlines. 
  • Works well in a team & alone. 
  • Able to recognise when they need assistance / supervision

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