We are currently recruiting for a Solicitor to join us as Regional Counsel based in Birmingham (Croydon would also be considered).
As an experienced Solicitor you will report to the Senior Legal Counsel in our Construction and Infrastructure division. This role joins Aecom as part of an energetic and collegiate legal team that prides itself on building close working relationships with colleagues across the business.
The role will involve:
Providing legal support to the Construction and Infrastructure business and managing a varied and challenging portfolio legal documentation relating to construction and engineering projects,
Direct involvement in project teams to provide strategic advice in relation to infrastructure projects of national importance,
Regular opportunities to provide training and to present to executive management on key risk areas;
Engage with the wider legal team and assist in the implementation of, innovative legal processes and best practice;
Ensuring compliance with Aecom’s governance processes, including all corporate policies, best practices and information requirements in force and, where required, assisting in implementing them.
Advising the project on procurement methodologies.
Drafting and negotiating bespoke and standard form building contracts, consultant appointments, warranties/third party rights and other construction documentation.
Advising on the construction and infrastructure aspects of development and finance agreements, including security documentation (bonds, guarantees, etc.).
Managing, instructing and overseeing external construction legal counsel and acting as primary interface between external lawyers and internal project managers.
Assisting with the management of legal budgets.
Liaising with external contractors, consultants, statutory authorities (including Transport for London, Network Rail and Highways England), regulated utility companies.
If you are based in the Birmingham office you will see it is a major hub for our Construction and Infrastructure business and you join a well established multi disciplinary Aecom office in the centre of the City.
We are looking for a UK-qualified lawyer from a recognized law firm or an established in-house legal team, with experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts; preferably within the construction or infrastructure sector, you should also possess a good knowledge of standard form construction contracts.
The role requires good influencing skills, sound commercial judgment and a pro-active approach and you should feel confident in this aspect, your role will involve daily interaction with senior level executives, as well as colleagues at all-levels across the Group. Being a self starter is essential for this role and you must be confident in your ability to grow close working relationships with key stakeholders across the business.
We are looking for candidates who a number of years PQE in order to satisfy the requirements of the role, this could range up to approximately 6 years experience but all applicants with experience will be considered.
You should have excellent communication skills and have experience of communicating across all levels within a business. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to handle a varied and busy workload, and be prepared to explore and adopt innovative working methods in the pursuit of continuous improvement.
Your benefits will include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity,The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions
inclusion, diversity and overall
employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our
core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only
delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
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