Associate - Construction, NQ - 2 PQE

  • CMS
  • London
  • Jun 02, 2021
Legal

Job Description

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


About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ 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
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.

City

London