In-house Commercial Lawyer

Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
£50,000 - £70,000 (dependant on experience) + car allowance, bonus, matched pension
26 Jan 2023
23 Feb 2023
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
1-3 Years
Experience Level
Junior Level

We are looking for a Commercial Lawyer (2 – 5 years PQE) with commercial contracts experience to join the team. The successful candidate will formally report to the operating business’ Head of Legal & Compliance, but on a day-to-day basis will be guided by and will report to the Senior Commercial Lawyer. The role will be based in Sheffield.

Primetals, a part of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, is one of the world’s leading metallurgical plant suppliers. With corporate global headquarters in London, it offers a comprehensive technology, modernisation, product and service portfolio covering the entire lifecycle of plants to customers located throughout the world. Primetals is also the industry leader in Green Steel and decarbonisation technologies.

In the UK the operating business of Primetals is split over several sites, including Sheffield, Stockton-on-Tees, Christchurch and Scunthorpe


  • Reviewing customer terms and conditions and advising management on risk profiles prior to submission of tenders for projects.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for the sale of large-scale international projects.
  • Contract interpretation and dispute support to Project Management colleagues to resolve claims.
  • Domestic and international travel (often at short notice) to other offices of Primetals and to customer sites (subject to COVID rules and safety considerations).
  • Proactive management and mitigation of legal and commercial risks by applying detailed corporate rules/governance processes and supporting the business in compliance with the same.
  • Delivering training on internal contract standards and also on wider legal and compliance topics.
  • Managing external counsel where applicable.
  • Cooperating with colleagues in other jurisdictions to provide support on English law topics.


  • Fully qualified solicitor practising in England and Wales.
  • Some post qualification experience with leading national law firm and/or in-house legal team of multinational company.
  • Experience in advising on and drafting bespoke contracts and claims management.
  • Strong communication and decision-making skills; highly motivated team player; analytical, resilient, professional and proactive; intercultural skills.
  • Ability to deal confidently and build strong relationships with senior business colleagues.
  • Ability to build relationships with multi-national teams (legal and non-legal).
  • A flexible and pragmatic attitude and a proven ability to multi-task.

Our values are the foundation of culture and ways of working for all employees across Primetals.  We believe individuals should take ownership of their work and are empowered to deliver solutions to be effective in what we do. As a global business, there is a strong need to work together, and we respect each other views and opinions.

Benefits of working for us include;

  • £50,000 to £70,000 (subject to experience), car allowance, bonus scheme and matched pension contributions 
  • An excellent benefits package including 26 days holiday (rising with length of service), options to buy/sell holiday, life assurance, bonus scheme, and a personal development plan with ongoing career growth and development.
  • The potential for flexible working.
  • Well-being programmes including Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7.
  • Subsidised fitness options.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounts portal
  • A number of other bespoke benefits via online portal. 
  • The chance to work, contribute and develop within a world leading industrial conglomerate.


  • Full UK driving licence is required.
  • Our current office working pattern is 3 days (Tue – Thur). Working from home is available with agreement of the line manager on Monday and Friday.

Primetals Technologies is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and partners. We are operating globally with a world-class product portfolio to guarantee excellence in metals production across the entire value chain - from the raw materials to the finished product. This includes fully integrated technology, automation and environmental solutions, high-end manufacturing capability and comprehensive life-cycle services. For our customers, this means that they can count on long-term, reliable and dedicated support to master the challenges facing the metals market today and in the future. 
Together, we meet the commitments of quality, sustainability and performance at every step along the production route. 
Welcome to the future of metals, today.

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