Associate-Construction 2+ PQE

Employer
CMS
Location
England, London
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Practice Area
Construction
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Details

We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious associate NQ - 2+PQE to join our non-contentious Construction & Engineering team, based in either our London or Manchester offices.


About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.


CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.


About the Role
The construction and engineering team advises clients across a wide variety of sectors and has significant expertise in large, complex development and urban regeneration projects; operations and facilities management; infrastructure and energy projects; and education and healthcare.
We are an ambitious, highly regarded and friendly team that has undergone significant growth in recent years.
This is a great opportunity to work as part of our London team, often working closely with our wider team in other offices, advising clients on all types of construction projects including commercial, retail, energy, pharmaceutical and infrastructure.
Our work is client facing, varied, fast-paced and challenging across a wide variety of sectors working with developers, major institutional investors, public sector and education bodies, contractors, and lenders across the UK and internationally.

The role will involve:
* working as part of a team to provide first class, professional non-contentious construction advice for clients in a wide range of fields;
* working closely with our clients and their professional consultants when drafting and negotiating construction contracts, professional team appointments, guarantees and bonds, collateral warranties and a range of ancillary documents;
* advising on a range of procurement routes and the use of standard form contracts such as NEC, JCT, FIDIC and IChemE as well as bespoke agreements; and
* writing articles and presenting at internal and external seminars.


About You
About You
The ideal candidate will:
* be admitted as a lawyer to the Law Society of England & Wales;
* have good experience of, and an interest in construction and infrastructure projects;
* be hard working, enjoy a challenge and be happy to work as part of the team to meet deadlines;
* be well-organised and proactive;
* have excellent attention to detail;
* have good written and oral communication skills; and
* have ambition and drive to help further grow our business and attend business development events to start building their own network.


Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.


For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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