Associate, Finance & Projects

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
21 Feb 2018
22 Apr 2018
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE


With a strong Scottish, City and regional presence, our Projects team is one of the UK's leading national practices. 

We act for the private and public sector clients, funders, and consortia, across a range of sectors including social infrastructure projects, transport and waste, in the UK and Internationally. We understand the commercial, strategic, technical, geographical and political factors that shape and impact our clients, and our market leading presence allows us first-hand access to contacts, sponsors and key decision makers worldwide. We are currently working on a number of exciting pathfinders in the industry.

We are now looking to recruit a bright and ambitious Associate to join our high profile team in Edinburgh.  The position offers an excellent opportunity for development and progression within a supportive environment.



Working as part of a team, candidates will enjoy a very broad range of work, including:

  • UK Public Private Partnerships, acting for private and public sector clients, funders and  consortia.  As well as advising on the procurement and negotiation of projects, our work frequently sees us providing advice and support to our clients post-close during the construction and operational phases;
  • Transport Projects;
  • Public Procurement; and
  • International Infrastructure Projects.


We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies.  We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 1 to 3 years PQE, are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role. However, we will consider NQ candidates with strong Projects experience in their traineeship.

Candidates should also be:

  • Commercially astute and stays current on key legal and business news
  • Excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working 
  • Able to work flexibly to tight deadlines within our fast moving environment
  • Contributes to marketing and business development initiatives 


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.  Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed.  These clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as governments and public sector bodies. 

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.

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