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  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • United Kingdom, Uk
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  • 10 - 13 Years
  • Posted : above 1 month

Job Description:

In House Counsel/ Solicitor - ( LEG00001G )


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world ; providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management Our 50,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies

Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the countrys most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer to join our dynamic legal department, based in our Reading, Winnersh Office We need someone with a strong technical background (both academics and practical training), who is ready to be challenged in a fast-paced, commercial environment and is not afraid of genuine responsibility In return we will give you responsibility for a wide range of projects across the business and an unparalleled opportunity for launching or developing an in-house career in an excellent working environment

The groups legal team consists of around 60 lawyers worldwide, and 14 of these are based in the UK, one in Milan and resource in Krakow

The UK legal team supports and advises the business on many aspects of our numerous high-profile projects both in the UK and overseas in our two Lines of Business namely a) Buildings and Infrastructure and Advance Facilities (UK and Europe) and b) Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear (UK, Europe and the Middle East) The Legal team works closely with our Sales and Operations people and with Management at all levels

The Role

The role on offer is immensely varied and challenging and will give the successful candidate the chance to make a real contribution to an exciting range of legal and commercial work Examples of recent projects the UK Legal team has been involved in include

a due diligence leading up to a multi-million $ acquisition of a major international civil engineering consultancy

a framework project management agreement for a multi $ billion social infrastructure project in Saudi

numerous bids in both the public and private sector for the nuclear and defence industries

flagship major projects for UK Govt

Reporting to a senior solicitor within the team, the successful candidate will

Take responsibility for a wide range of complex construction and commercial contracts, from bid stage to negotiation and completion, including contracts with clients, joint venture agreements, guarantees, sub-contracts and confidentiality agreements

Advise management on all aspects of legal risk

Provide legal support to operations during projects (eg dispute resolution)

Support corporate transactions and provide legal advice to other corporate functions

Delivery of internal training on legal and contractual issues



The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor with 10 years PQE experience

They will have a strong academic record (achieving at least a 21 degree and a commendation or distinction on the Legal Practice Course)

The candidate must have trained with a leading law firm or well-respected in-house team and have extensive contract law experience

The successful candidate will also need to be able to demonstrate an ability to identify risk, good commercial awareness and a clear and effective communication style


Knowledge of construction law

Our Culture

At Jacobs we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do

We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM, Stonewall and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity To find out more about our networks, check out our website wwwjacobscom

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Engineering/Projects, Consulting Services
Functional Area : Legal/Law
Role : Corporate
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 21st Mar 2020

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