Posted 17 October 2022
Salary Competitive
Job type Permanent
Sectors Built EnvironmentConsultancy
Contact NameAntonio Gonnella

Job description

Role: Solicitor 
Location: London 

An excellent job opportunity for a Solicitor to work for a leading international construction & consultancy business. This will be based in central London and will offer the opportunity of hybrid working.

The legal team provides legal support for the business worldwide across the Consult, Construct and Operate business engines.

What will you be doing…

  • Review of consultancy appointments and building contracts received with client tenders to identify risks to the business

  • Negotiation and drafting of consultancy appointments, building contracts and joint venture agreements, drafting supply chain step-down contracts

  • Close liaison with commercial teams to manage the process of contract review through to signing of contracts and ad hoc advice through the life of the project

  • Contribute to legal department training sessions for commercial colleagues

  • Updating precedent documents

  • Assisting commercial colleagues in managing and mitigating potential dispute situations, raising and managing insurance notifications

  • Work with the companies insurance brokers and occasionally with external counsel.

Lets talk about you…

Strong technical legal knowledge and commercial understanding of the construction industry, excellent negotiation skills. Great interpersonal and communication skills to manage internal stakeholder groups and external client relationship.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate a pragmatic, commercial approach to law in addition to a breadth of construction expertise. Candidates must have the ability to deal with a wide range of people across the business, and the confidence to operate relatively autonomously in a very commercial environment.

Experience in both private practice and in house environments is an advantage. An understanding of insurances, public procurement law, dispute avoidance, or any relevant commercial experience in overseas jurisdictions would also be useful.

What do you get in return?

A competitive remuneration package along with excellent benefits including car allowance, private medical insurance allowance, professional subscription or membership fee reimbursement, a year. You will also be working for a forward-thinking innovative business that will give you the platform to excel.

If you would like to hear more about the position, then we'd love to hear from you.

“People Group is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to promoting an inclusive environment for both our clients and employees.”