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In-house Construction Solicitor

BCL Legal In-House
England, Greater Manchester
car allowance, healthcare etc.
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details


Our Greater Manchester based client is a diversified civil, mechanical and electrical engineering company specialising in the design, build and maintenance of vital infrastructure. Working on behalf of both private and public sector organisations, and often in highly regulated environments, our client has a strong track record of delivering complex transport, education, environmental, industrial, energy and utilities infrastructure projects.

Role - In-house Construction Solicitor:

To support the company and internal stakeholders, and to meet an increase in demand for its services, our client seeks to recruit a dedicated construction solicitor to focus on civil, mechanical and electrical engineering projects.

Working on a varied mix of construction, civil engineering and infrastructure matters, as In-house Construction Solicitor you will work across the business, supporting on bid/tender documentation, negotiating and drafting standard form and bespoke construction contracts, handling subcontract agreements, dealing with novation agreements, and providing other ad hoc advice as required.

Our client utilises a range of standard forms including the NEC suits of contracts as well as JCT, FIDIC and IChemE contracts.

This is a super opportunity to join an established and reputable civil engineering company as a true legal business partner. You will have direct involvement in business decisions and negotiations with third parties, you will have responsibility for advising internal stakeholders and managing your own caseload, and you will be encouraged to offer commercially sound advice and an opinion.

About you:

To be considered for the position of In-house Construction Solicitor, you should have at least 3 years' PQE of working on construction and engineering projects, and ideally have existing experience of NEC 3 and 4 contracts, or have JCT experience and be willing to develop knowledge of NEC contracts.

Existing in-house experience is appealing however it is not essential. More important to your success is a willingness to learn, to contribute and to operate commercially as a legal business partner.


To include a call allowance/ car, life assurance, income protection, healthcare, enhanced paid family leave, free onsite gym etc.

An element of hybrid working is available, and our client also provides other enhanced benefits to support your well-being and work-life balance.

BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.


BCL Legal  - we are  100% focussed on finding the best lawyers on the market for leading companies based in England

  • Every day since 2003 we have been building our knowledge of which lawyers exist in the market for permanent and temporary requirements.
  • Over 8,000 ‘commercial lawyers’ have asked us to assist them with their career– our expertise is knowing who to call upon for each role that we assist.
  • True experts in our field, with over 2,200 lawyers, company secretaries and compliance professionals placed in-house across the UK since 2003.
  • Each consultant focuses on a particular location, which allows us to truly get to know the lawyers, legal teams and businesses in great detail.
  • Unique involvement with the in-house legal community through free CPD seminars and other added value products.
  • Professional and caring consultants who look to build long term relationships with both clients and candidate lawyers.

Some of the organisations we have assisted:

  • Arriva
  • Asda
  • BAE Systems
  • Bannatyne
  • Bet365
  • Bupa
  • DHL
  • Elior
  • Hermes Parcelnet
  • Holland & Barrett
  • Ilke Homes
  • LEVC
  • London Luton Airport
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Michelin
  • Molson Coors
  • Rolls Royce
  • Sodexo
  • Zuto

To discuss your career in more detail and to find out about the positions we’re working on, please contact Mark Levine, Craig Wilson, Alison McKee, Tom Fleet, Tom Shaw or Josh Mcconnell.

Offices in Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

Company info
0161 819 7475
Lancaster Buildings
3rd Floor, 77 Deansgate
Greater Manchester
M3 2BW
United Kingdom

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