New - 2-4 PQE Construction Associate, Leading International Law Firm, London
We're looking for a bright and personable 2-4 PQE Construction Associate to join our busy team supporting partners who are leaders in their field. Our practice operates with a non-contentious focus, principally advising developers, charities and other not-for-profit organisations, high net worth individuals, hotel groups, institutional investors and major international retailers. We also advise industry professionals, such as architects and engineers, contractors and specialist subcontractors. In addition to providing procurement advice and project documentation, we work closely with the wider real estate department and our corporate colleagues on transactional matters. We also provide a number of our clients with project support services, including pre-dispute, ADR and settlement advice.
The role will involve a diverse mix of development work, working independently and also together with our highly regarded commercial, residential and landed estates teams. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a technical understanding and genuine enthusiasm for all aspects of construction law, particularly:
Drafting bespoke contracts, as well as amendments to industry-standard forms.
Good working knowledge of the construction aspects of facility agreements and agreements for lease.
Familiarity with public procurement and tendering procedures.
A sound commercial understanding of the industry and current trends in procurement.
2-4 years post qualification experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Effective team player - able to work effectively in an established, close-knit team
An enthusiastic and engaged attitude with excellent people skills and a good, clear communication style
A willingness to take responsibility and ability to form strong working relationships across all areas of the practice
Excellent technical ability and solid drafting skills
Ability to communicate and handle client contact (both internal and external) from the outset
A commercial and pragmatic outlook
Familiarity with technology
Keen interest in Business Development and helping to maintain and grow client relationships