Senior Legal Counsel

Berkshire Permanent
  • New and exciting role in a small team
  • Opportunity to work on high profile projects

About Our Client

Our client is a well known and established utilities company based in Berkshire who are in the process of planning nationally concerned infrastructure projects.

Job Description

Providing legal advice in relation to the development of a variety of commerical opportunities.

Managing legal services from external law firms where neccessary.

Escalating and reporting matters to Head of Legal, Infrastructure Manager, and Senior Management.

The Successful Applicant

  • Experience of providing projects and commercial legal advice within a regulated environment and within agreed budgetary and timing constraints.
  • IT skills: Proficcient with Office Products
  • Line management experience with a proven aptitude of effectively managing and working well within a team.
  • Experience in the management and supervision of external legal providers from a performance/budgetary perspective.
  • Interpersonal skills: a resilient self-starter and team player with the confidence to operate in a rapidly changing, challenging and fast paced environment at management level.
  • Must demonstrate:
    • Experience of project delivery and working with external law firms;
    • Manage issues in short and medium term, and ability to relate to longer term goals;
    • Ability to work closely with external law firms and be trusted to become an integral part of the team;
    • Sound, senior experience as a commercial/projects lawyer working on major projects, developments and/or transactional experience;
    • Commercial acumen and awareness of internal and external impacts;
    • Construction, projects and commercial law experience in the negotiation of a wide range of commercial agreements and contracts;
    • Experience of risk management and legal compliance reporting, including managing and reporting material and commercial risks;
    • Ability to robustly contract manage supplier output and performance to ensure intended business benefits and efficiencies are realised; and
    • Ability to engage teams (both within and outside the Thames Water and Legal department).

What's on Offer

Competitive salary and benefits package.

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