Legal Counsel

Location
England, London
Posted
19 Oct 2020
Closes
16 Nov 2020
Ref
50592493/001
Contact
Aleisha Murray
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Practice Areas
Construction
PQE
4-6 Years
Experience Level
Mid Level

My client, a multinational construction services and engineering company, is looking for a Legal Counsel to join their team in London. The role will involve providing non-contentious construction advice and risk management to the Group, with a particular focus on the Engineering arm.

This company is in a high-growth phase, and has a dynamic, fast-paced and agile culture.

Key Deliverables:

  • Negotiating and drafting amendments to:
      • Main, sub-contract and consultant terms
      • Letters of intent
      • Collateral agreements (warranties)
      • Novation agreements
      • Bonds and parent company guarantees
  • Emphasis on building and maintaining relationships whilst protecting the company's interests;
  • Ensuring that legal risks are identified, understood and communicated to Business Units and project teams;
  • Ensuring that unrealistic levels of risk are not accepted and that high risks are minimised;
  • Providing high quality contractual support and advice to Business Units;
  • Supporting Business Units and site teams in relation to contractual issues e.g. extension of time, loss and expense applications, notices of default/determination;
  • Management/administration of disputes with clients, sub-contractors and consultants, including; negotiations, adjudications, administrations, liquidations, aged debt recovery;
  • Claims administration

Experience:

  • 5PQE (all candidates will be assessed on merit);
  • Non-contentious construction knowledge and experience is essential;
  • Good communication, organisational, time management and workload management skills;
  • Desire to help the business achieve implement its strategy and achieve its objectives;
  • Self-confident and professional;
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic team player who can be an approachable point of contact for all commercial employees;

Please reach out to Aleisha.murray@robertwalters.com for more information, or to apply.

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