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Legal Advisor

SCS Railway
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Role Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Legal, you will be a technically astute and ambitious lawyer capable of advising on the full remit of construction matters on one of the nation's largest construction projects.

Main Responsibilities

The Legal Counsel is responsible for

Drafting NEC3 and bespoke contracts, including design appointments, sub-consultancy agreements, collateral warranties, deeds of variation, etc.
Negotiating best for joint venture risk profiles
Being the subject matter expert for the main contract on the project
Providing procurement strategy advice to the joint venture project board
Liaise with the joint venture board and in-house counsel
Supporting rigorous and effective risk management across the business through the provision of seminars and internal training events
Engaging external support where it adds best value for the project
Supporting the wide project team in ensuring the SCS JV's compliance with GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and other applicable data protection laws and regulations;
The administration, governance and audit of all policies and procedures that relate to the SCS Joint Venture Ethical Business Policy

Ideal Candidate

Required Qualifications & Skills

Qualified solicitor around 5-6 PQE with top tier experience in non-contentious construction.
Lawyers from contentious construction programme who are interested in flexing their skillset to involve drafting and non-contentious matters are also encouraged to apply.
Must be eligible to work in the UK.

Please note PQE levels are provided purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

Behaviours / Attributes

In addition to the above discipline role, the Legal Counsel must carry out his/her duties in accordance with the SCS JV Core Values
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