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Projects Associate

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

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification

Job Details

Grow and develop with Burges Salmon

Are you an experienced projects Solicitor looking for a new opportunity? Join our flagship team of sector specialist projects lawyers, where you can have direct involvement in bringing innovative and nationally significant projects to fruition. Here you can expect your work to be of a high quality with a national impact.

The Opportunity

We are expanding our team in order to meet increasing client needs and are looking to recruit across an array of speciality sectors, where we have an extensive pipeline of work. These include renewable energy, defence, sustainable transport/infrastructure and public sector procurement. In joining Burges Salmon, you can expect to work and develop alongside market-leading experts, providing regulatory and commercial legal advice on an enviable diet of complex and engaging projects. Due to the firm's reputation and status, the team regularly tenders for some of the most innovative and important projects nationwide.

The team is Tier 1 ranked and known for being one of the largest Projects Departments outside of London, with specialists singled out as 'leaders in their fields' (Legal 500, 2024). The Partners have a wealth of experience to impart and are very approachable and collaborative.


The Team

What others say…

The team is Tier 1 ranked in The Legal 500  and recognised across various sectors in Chambers.

'They were impressive in their depth of experience, their ability to resource our needs at all levels and their innovate ways of offering an attractive service offering.' - The Legal 500 (2024)

‘Burges Salmon is unique in that it delivers the quality of service you would expect from a London City firm at Bristol rates. The team are approachable, well informed and very easy to work with.' - The Legal 500 (2024


What you'll need

  • Relevant, practical experience providing regulatory and commercial legal advice on large-scale 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
  • Demonstrable experience or interest within any of our key sectors (Energy, Defence, Sustainable Transport/Infrastructure, or public procurement)
  • Must be a SRA or Law Society of Scotland registered lawyer


We will provide you with a collaborative environment, City-quality work and a transparent, structured path to advancing your career, guided by a supportive leadership team - as you would expect from RollOnFriday's ‘Best Law Firm to Work at' 2022 and 2023. Click here to download our Career Guide for Lawyers.

As an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation, we have been awarded the highest level recognition for the firm's commitment to our people.

Get in touch!

Our resourcing team can provide firm insight and an overview of the department to make sure this is the right next career for you.  For a confidential conversation call Chris Jenkinson on 0117 307 2246.


Please click on the link to upload your CV and covering letter.

Our commitments

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.

We are committed to finding the right person for this role, and we are open to discussing flexible, full time or part time working patterns. We have a successful hybrid working model, which provides another way for our people to work with flexibility.

Burges Salmon is an Equal Opportunity employer.


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.
Company info
+44 (0) 117 939 2000
One Glass Wharf
United Kingdom

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