Construction 3+ PQE - London or Birmingham

Construction 3+ PQE - London or Birmingham
  • £65,000 - £75,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK & Channel Islands Birmingham West Midlands GBR B46GA
Job Ref: BLJ921935143
Sector (PP or In-house): In-house
Practice Area: Construction
Date Added: 30 July 2020

Working on a key piece of UK infrastructure, you will undertake a key role managing the legal risk within construction contracts and other commercial contracts as required. Key responsibilities are listed below:

  • Assisting with the provision of high quality legal support including drafting documents and providing advice to staff at all levels on all aspects of commercial/contracts law in connection with including in relation to the procurement and negotiation of high value, complex construction, funding agreements and other contracts, corporate law, intellectual property, and finance and technology issues), to ensure that the Company is not exposed to undue risk and that consistent business standards are adhered to;
  • Assisting with provision of statutory advice as required;
  • Assisting with advice on resolution of contractual claims and disputes (including supporting, but not directly conducting, litigation or arbitration using external lawyers where appropriate);
  • When required, manage the provision of external legal support including responsibility for managing and monitoring cost, assisting with the setting of budget and time-scales and managing quality; and
  • Contributing to the preparation and drafting of reports and briefings for senior management to support the decision-making process including liaising with senior lawyers and policy advisers across relevant government departments.
  • You will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedure

Required criteria

  • Ability to produce and present complex documents and reports to a variety of audiences, including internal stakeholders at various levels in the organisation
  • Ability to prepare complex legal drafting without supervision
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and externally, and to build effective working relationships
  • Problem-solving skills, including working without established precedent or procedure;
  • Ability to balance and prioritise numerous tasks, while maintaining attention to detail, and to deliver to agreed deadlines;
  • Advanced planning and organisational skills
  • Flexible approach with experience of working within a multidisciplinary team on a wide range of commercial legal issues


  • Qualified solicitor or Barrister with contracting or construction experience, gained in a "client" and/or a "contractor" environment
  • Has specialised in contract law and/or procurement law, preferably with a focus on Major Projects

Type of experience:

  • Experience of managing the provision of external legal advice within defined budgets/scopes
  • Experience of public sector procurement processes
  • Problem solving experience
  • Recent and relevant commercial legal experience of UK based construction or infrastructure projects, or experience of dealing with Government Departments, utilities or transport projects, gained either in house or in private practice
  • Experience of serving as the main point of contact to clients.

For additional information, please contact Brian Littleton at Chadwick Nott on 07919-293351 or at

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Chadwick Nott
29/08/2020 11:21:58
GBP 65000 65000
Contact Consultant:
Brian Littleton

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