Construction Associates / Senior Associates

Location
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Apr 2021
Closes
19 Jun 2021
Role Classification
Lawyer
Practice Area
Construction
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

We are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious solicitors at associate or senior associate level to join our highly regarded national non-contentious construction team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-respected team with a wide variety of interesting work and clients and a real opportunity to grow and develop your own practice.

The practice

Our non-contentious construction practice is truly comprehensive in scope and features leading work on a national scale.

We advise on nationally important infrastructure projects, such as energy generation (primarily through renewable sources), regeneration and iconic development projects, mixed use and residential development, commercial and logistics projects and major retail developments.

Our work ranges from initial procurement advice, legal project management, through to negotiating complex construction procurement agreements, whether bespoke or based on the myriad of industry standard forms commonly used in the UK, and whether leading or working alongside other advisers. We also work closely with our contentious construction, major projects, renewables, commercial real estate and banking and project finance teams.

Given Osborne Clarke's broader strategic focus on the impact of decarbonisation, urbanisation and digitalisation on our Firm-wide sector focus areas, we foresee significant growth of the non-contentious construction work stream. In particular we would love to hear from candidates with an interest in and experience of the following areas:

  • Energy, Renewables and Power - we have one of the most renowned renewables teams in the UK. Our construction team is central to the sector and our work comprises solar, wind, EfW, Biomass, AD, CHP, MRF, inter-connector, battery storage projects.
  • PFI/PPP projects - Our work encompasses a broad range of sectors including student accommodation, social infrastructure, defence and transport and infrastructure projects.
  • General UK domestic development work - Our work encompasses a broad range of sectors including commercial offices, hotels, retail, residential and mixed use and industrial.

We advise clients across a number of sectors who are leaders in their fields, including GLP, U+I plc, Foresight, Greystar, St Modwen Developments, Fiera Real Estate, Barratt and David Wilson Homes, Taylor Wimpey, InfraRed, Vistry Group, Octopus, Equitix, WPD, Downing, WPD.

The team

The team is led by partners Phil Davies, Carl Thompson and Alexandra Gower and is based across our Bristol & London offices. It is made up of a team of associate directors, senior associates, associates and paralegals.

Technical skills and experience

You will have gained experience of a wide range of non-contentious construction matters at a well-respected practice. You will be highly motivated and interested in getting involved in a broad range of work working on different project types and across different sectors. You will have recently worked advising on construction matters in relation to one or more of our key sectors and be committed in relation to the ongoing growth of our sector expertise.

For our energy and utilities sector, a good working knowledge of the FIDIC, IChemE and MF/1 standard forms of contract along with the ability to work with, and negotiate, bespoke contract terms is necessary.

Your career development

Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with:

  • clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress;
  • high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure;
  • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues;
  • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and
  • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure.

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits .

For more information or to apply

At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the recruitment team on emily.webb@osborneclarke.com or 0117 917 3072.

At Osborne Clarke we value difference and encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual or romantic orientations. We want everyone to feel that OC is a place where you can be yourself and where you belong, and our range of interest groups and diversity networks - not to mention our great teams - are a part of making that a reality.

We support working families via a range of family and caring friendly policies and will accommodate flexible working where we can. We value the health and wellbeing of our people: for example, we're signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, have an active network of mental health champions and offer free initiatives and flexible benefits to all our people.

Being an inclusive employer is important to us. We have made a number of external commitments such as the Race Fairness Commitment and Women in Law Pledge, and are working with organisations like Stonewall to become a more inclusive employer.

Osborne Clarke is a Living Wage Employer, so we're committed to paying everybody in our business enough to live on and to enable them to save for the future.

We want you to be able to show us your best during the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments to be made during the application, interview process or when working with us, please let us know.

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