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Legal Counsel

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Stone, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 18/03/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
As Legal Counsel, you will provide advice across a variety of legal and integrity issues across the UK business relating to high value complex tenders and projects across the UK Power, Construction & Utilities markets. Alongside responsibility for implementing the global legal strategy, you will aim to ensure full compliance with Group policies and UK Law requirements.

* Provides expert legal advice and counsel over a broad range of issues affecting the business unit, especially for tenders and projects under execution within the portfolio of extremely complex power infrastructure projects.
* Identifies legal issues of concern to the business unit and proactively develops effective legal strategies, mitigation actions and practical solutions in support of business activities.
* Contributes to the review of RFQs and input to PQQs, tender preparation, risks identification, negotiations of contracts, framework agreements, partnerships, settlements, etc. all in coordination with key internal stakeholders.
* Supports contract managers and project teams during project execution including claims to and from customers and subcontractors.
* Promotes dispute avoidance and manages disputes and litigations liaising, where necessary, with external law firms.
* Ensure good corporate governance in assigned area of accountability, support on regulatory and anti-trust issues, support implementation of the Code of Conduct and assist with investigation and resolution of integrity-related issues.
* Contributes to the development of Group directives/instructions based on local legislation, assist with implementation of legal and integrity directives/instructions.
* Manage and liaise with, external service providers, including external legal counsel.
* Provide legal training and awareness, including training on contract negotiation and integrity for employees.

The Company:
Our client is an Engineering Services company, who are an international technical consultancy, providing a range of services including licence to operate, asset management, manufacturing improvement and capital investment to customers in the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and consumer industries worldwide

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Law degree and proven track record as a fully qualified lawyer in England & Wales with a strong international legal background and knowledge.
* A minimum of 6+ years of experience relating to major utilities construction/ engineering projects in the U.K. and Europe with a successful track record of handling complex international corporate and commercial transactions as well as significant claims and litigations.
* Expert knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, applicable government and commercial regulations and practices, working knowledge of FIDIC, NEC3, and offshore contracts.
* Demonstrable negotiating skills and expertise in drafting contractual and settlement agreements.
* Business-minded and solution oriented. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including team spirit as well as the ability to influence at all levels.
* Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Fluency in an additional European language would be beneficial

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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