Senior Counsel - Commercial/Construction/Projects 5+

Location
East Midlands, West Midlands, Remote Working, South Yorkshire
Salary
£Excellent + bonus
Posted
02 Apr 2021
Closes
29 Apr 2021
Ref
NM16/24
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Partner-designate

Senior Counsel Commercial/Projects/Construction 5+ Remote Working, Midlands, Highly competitive salary + bonus

Our client is a leading energy business.  They are seeking a Senior Counsel to join their experienced in-house legal team to work on large critical infrastructure projects worth hundreds of millions of pounds.  The Head of Legal is seeking a Construction, Projects PPP/PFI or Commercial Senior Counsel who has considerable experience working on high-value and complex contracts.

The role

You will act as Senior Counsel to the business on a wide range of matters – you will take ownership of major projects representing the business as their lawyer - working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues.  The work will include:

  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing a range of complex contracts including PPP/PFI arrangements, construction and ops & maintenance agreements
  • Managing external legal advisors while you jointly navigate these large and critical projects
  • Guiding and advising the business on compliance, regulatory and procurement matters

About you

Ideally you will be a senior Construction or Commercial Projects (PFI/PPP) Legal Counsel or senior Construction lawyer in a law firm handling complex matters.  Solicitors who have worked on high-value commercial or construction projects are encouraged to apply.  Lawyers with a non-contentious background in similarly complex industries such as rail, defence and aerospace will be suited to this role too.

Post pandemic this role will be remote working in the main with meetings every 2-3 weeks in their Midlands office.  This is an exceptional and rare opportunity working with a highly skilled team of lawyers.  Excellent package on offer with a solid base and bonus scheme.

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