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Construction & Engineering Senior Associate

Burges Salmon
Bristol, Edinburgh or London
Closing date
23 Aug 2024

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Solicitors – Private Practice
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Practice Area
Experience Level
5+ yrs PQE
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Looking for an opportunity to cast your net even wider?

At Burges Salmon, you'll work at the forefront of your field while collaborating with colleagues who are experts in theirs. You'll have access to top-calibre clients, with real responsibility and ownership from day one, as you make an impact on a global scale.

The Team - Construction & Engineering (non-contentious)

We are fresh. We are focused. We are bold.

Our construction and engineering team is one of the largest in the UK. We're top tier ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers and we work on major infrastructure, energy and development projects that shape the way in which people live. Our C&E team has an outstanding reputation working on strategic, complex and innovative projects in the UK.

You will advise on cutting edge projects in the UK and overseas, working with our projects, real estate, finance and corporate lawyers to enable complex construction, redevelopment and infrastructure projects to come to fruition. The breadth of the technologies you'll be able to advise on will be second to none and you'll be encouraged to build relationships and sit on industry groups. The team works in a variety of sectors including renewable energy and nuclear, transport, defence and infrastructure.

What others say…

‘Burges Salmon have a first-rate construction practice.' - The Legal 500 (2023)

"They are subject-matter experts with good business acumen. They know what's happening in the market and can explain it to clients with persuasion." - Chambers (2023)

Key clients include:

Eden Geothermal, Gravis, Energia, National Highways, Transport for Wales, Severn Trent Water, Transport for London, HSBC, Drax, UK Atomic Energy Authority, YTL Developments, Ocean Winds, and Envision Energy

The Firm

Our working environment is professional yet progressive, where quality of work and quality of life go hand-in-hand. Our collaborative approach to how we do business is totally refreshing. It's what attracts some of the best legal minds in the industry and it's why our people love working here.

We are proud to have received an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation and have recently been voted by our people as a RollOnFriday's ‘Best Law Firm to Work at 2024', an accolade that the firm has achieved for the third year in a row.

And did you know our hybrid working model offers flexible working options too?


  • Building the Culture: Embrace your role as a role model to enhance Burges Salmon's workplace. Set the cultural tone and support change initiatives.
  • Delivering Results: Achieve personal goals, align contributions with overall priorities, and manage resources effectively to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Growing our People: Actively develop your team, enhance expertise in your field, and deepen your knowledge and skills.
  • Developing our Business: Network to foster collaboration and referrals.

What you'll need

  • Relevant experience working on high quality construction and engineering projects.
  • Be a strong team player, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively.
  • Be self-motivated and willing to learn.
  • Experience of leading others to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Experience of effective matter management and business development activities.
  • Must be a SRA or Law Society of Scotland registered lawyer.


Click here for a full overview of our brilliant reward package and find out more about the benefits of a legal career with Burges Salmon, here.

We're committed to finding the right person for this role and we're open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process.

Get in touch!

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Chris Jenkinson - 0117 307 2246 - for an informal and confidential conversation.

Are you ready to swim against the tide as a future industry leader? Are you ready to make a leap? Make a splash…


Standing with you. Ambitious for you.

Standing with you, we’re ambitious to provide the best service for you – and it’s ambition with purpose. 

In a rapidly changing world, our commitment to environmental sustainability, and our social, inclusion and diversity responsibilities, are central to that purpose – enabling us to support you with your own response to these opportunities.

We’re down-to-earth, straightforward and strategically switched-on. You benefit from our specialism in complex legal areas, along with market sector expertise that’s as deep as it is focused.

We’re always accessible, always responsive. Between you and us, there are no barriers. 

Above all, you’ll find our commercial edge is matched by a genuine caring culture – for you, for our people and for the wider communities around us.

It’s what makes us a law firm you can trust. One you’ll enjoy working with.  

Our vision

Our vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for its people and its clients.

By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies, to individuals, families and their global wealth. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

  • UK-wide: We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • International: Across the world, we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.
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