Chief Counsel (Projects & Commercial)

Homeworking, Bristol, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh
22 Jul 2021
13 Aug 2021
Full Time
Experience Level
Senior Level

Magnox are responsible for the safe and secure clean-up of 12 nuclear sites and operation of one hydro-electric plant. Licensed under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 and holder of the licence for 12 nuclear sites and one hydro-electric plant, we are the legal entity responsible for the following sites, which are owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:

  • Berkeley, Bradwell, Chapelcross, Dungeness A, Harwell, Hinkley Point A, Hunterston A, Maentwrog, Oldbury, Sizewell A, Trawsfynydd, Winfrith, Wylfa

Reporting to the General Counsel and Company Secretary we are looking for a Chief Counsel (Projects & Commercial) to join our Legal team.  The successful candidate will be required to provide high quality, commercially focussed legal advice to Magnox to facilitate the achievement of its objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing legal advice to Magnox Limited in a pragmatic, commercially aware and concise manner
  • Providing legal support to Magnox projects
  • Reviewing and drafting legal documents, notes of advice and board papers
  • Instructing external legal advisers
  • Supporting negotiations with external stakeholders / other commercial parties
  • Managing colleagues on a direct or matrix basis and lead or deputise for the General Counsel on matters from time-to-time



Candidate Profile:

  • Qualified Solicitor (minimum 8 years PQE or less with significant specialist experience)
  • Experience of advising on projects and commercial matters
  • Experience of procurement and construction law
  • Experience of nuclear law is advantageous but not essential



Further Information:

  • Location - this position is envisaged as a home-based role, with occasional site/office visits
  • Remuneration - a competitive package including; strong base salary, car allowance, bonus & pension

Please be aware this role holder requires basic clearance, or the ability to obtain said clearance

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best.

The Application deadline for this role is Friday 13th August 2021. The recruitment process is being handled by Ben Fryer at Badenoch + Clark, all third-party applications will be directed to Badenoch + Clark for consideration

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