A leading consultancy in the legal and disputes sector of construction are seeking an Engineer with legal sector motives who has the desire to become a solicitor or barrister in the future. The ideal candidate will be someone with relevant legal knowledge and / or qualifications who wants to specialise in the legal sector of construction.
Some experience in the disputes field of construction is essential, whether it’s assessing extensions of time, loss and expense, or general contract management. Experience of working in an Engineering role is also is also essential.
Responsibilities and Duties
The role available is to work as a Consultant providing support to a Director within the business on claims & disputes in the construction market. A large amount of your time will be working on claims in various construction sectors, as well as analysing documents at an expert level and assessing any grounds for negligence or unreasonable pricings and reporting these findings.
The majority of this work will relate to general construction claims, with contracts management and working on adjudications being a key part of the role also. During a year, you will likely be involved on multiple projects and the role will offer exposure to an exciting variety of projects.
Desired Skills and Experience
- Strong knowledge and understanding of typical duties of an Engineer
- Experience of working in the building or civils/infrastructure sectors are both favourable
- You should be within an easy commute of Maidstone in Kent
- Willingness to learn
- Eager to work and specialise as a legal professional in construction
- Qualified to degree level or similar equivalent is desired
- Membership to a professional body is seen as beneficial
- On route or have completed further qualification in construction law, or the Bar Professional Training Course
Employing Company Overview and Profile
The company is a specialist legal consultancy in construction with offices in the UK and overseas. They predominantly work by providing their legal expertise to clients in regards to major and smaller claims, working on adjudications, as well as providing advice over the life cycle of a project as consultants. They employ Barristers, Solicitors, and technical construction professionals in the legal sector of construction.
Additional Benefits Package and Incentives
The company offer a very competitive salary and package including payment of extra qualification courses that are relevant. They offer the opportunity to earn lucrative commissions at an early stage, enabling employees to earn to their ability and workload on top of a base salary, and to aid in the assistance of continued company growth.