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Associate - Energy Projects - Edinburgh

JMC Legal Recruitment
£65000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice, Barristers, Private Practice
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
1-3 Years, 4-6 Years

Job Details

Are you a Projects Lawyer ready to drive the UK's transition to Net Zero? This Top 50 Firm is on the lookout for a proactive and knowledgeable Projects Associate (3+ PQE) to join their award-winning team in Edinburgh and enhance their renewable energy practice.

Legal 500 Tier 1 Ranked | Award-Winning Firm | Innovative Projects | Unmatched Career Progression | Industry-Leading Salary/Benefits | Outstanding Culture | Hybrid Work

The Firm

This distinguished firm stands out in the UK legal landscape, balancing top-tier work for prestigious clients with an exceptional working culture and work-life balance.

This innovative, multi-award-winning Top 50 firm has seen rapid expansion across the UK, driven by their ability to deliver results for their esteemed clients and a strong focus on attracting and nurturing top legal talent.

A rare culture of approachability and supportiveness permeates the firm, with collaboration at its core. Partners actively train and mentor junior team members, fostering a supportive environment.

Individual recognition is common, with many lawyers acknowledged in the Hot 100 and the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. The firm's commitment to professional development ensures that staff often enjoy long tenures.

Clients range from high-net-worth individuals to major multinationals, exposing staff to high-quality work across various jurisdictions and allowing them to deliver industry-leading service alongside some of the UK's most respected legal professionals.

For ambitious and motivated professionals, this is an unparalleled opportunity to work for one of the UK's top law firms, developing expertise that could propel you to the top of your field.

The Role

Joining this highly rated and Tier 1 ranked Projects team, you will handle a wide range of construction matters. Supported by an award-winning team, you will advise clients on some of the UK's and international cutting-edge, large-scale construction projects.

You will contribute to massive infrastructure developments and complex construction projects poised to reshape the UK's landscape. The team's work spans renewable power projects in wind, solar, green hydrogen, geothermal power, biomass, and more.

The team's notable clients include several FTSE 100 firms, large UK public bodies, and numerous international clients.

With the team expanding rapidly, joining now positions you to develop market-leading expertise and progress swiftly through the ranks of one of today's most accomplished and respected firms.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experienced Projects lawyer with at least 2+ years of relevant PQE
  • Capable of managing a varied caseload and working with diverse clients
  • Enjoys a team environment and supports junior colleagues in their development
  • Commercially aware with strong technical knowledge
  • Committed to self-improvement and professional development

What's on Offer

  • Opportunity to work for a rapidly growing, highly esteemed Top 50 firm
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality/high-value work
  • Excellent career development and progression opportunities
  • Award-winning culture and flexible working ingrained
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Excellent bonus structure and benefits package

Apply now for immediate consideration or contact Sid Wright on 0161 240 3763/ for a confidential chat.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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