Construction Associate job in London at Linklaters

Construction Associate

Company: Linklaters

Location: London UK

Date Posted:Mar 19, 2018

Practice Overview·              Linklaters specialises in advising the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions and assignments. With offices in major business and financial centres, we deliver an outstanding service to our clients anywhere in the world.·              Linklaters’ construction team sits within the wider real estate group. It is a small and supportive team which works closely with colleagues in real estate and alongside those in corporate and banking, and is often involved in fast-paced deals with a very high profile.·              The focus is on high end, high value, complex matters for occupiers, investors, developers and funders - for example overseas investors and global corporates, but also acting for not-for-profit organisations on their construction needs. The team does not typically work on non-UK schemes nor infrastructure/energy and projects matters. Key Responsibilities and ChallengesTechnical·                Taking initial instructions internally or externally·                Research, due diligence and information management·                Drafting and reviewing documentation, demonstrating familiarity with precedents and market standardsClient Relationship Management ·                Taking a lead role in advising the client under appropriate supervision·                Providing commercial and legal advice to the client·                Demonstrating thorough market knowledge to identify current trends and concerns in relevant industry sectors. Able to present ideas to the client to resolve current market issues and anticipate potential problemsManagement·                Responsibility for ensuring work is delivered to deadlines·                Debriefing at the end of a matter or at other appropriate stages·                Co-ordinating, coaching and monitoring the work of others to facilitate achievement of objectives·                Effective organisation of documentation and project plans·                Managing meetings effectively by setting clear objectives and agendas and encouraging others’ participation.Business Development·                Networking with clients and others in the firm to capitalise on new business opportunities·                Contributing to quality knowhow and transaction bibles and their upkeepTraining·                Delivering practice specific training·                Coaching less experienced associates and trainees including from other practice areas·                Regularly giving and seeking clear performance feedback to/from othersCharacteristics, Skills & Experience requiredExperience·                Ideally 2-3 years post qualification experience in the construction field.·                You will have a broad range of experience and a keen interest in all aspects of construction law and practice which should include knowledge of all procurement routes. This is a non-contentious role but experience of giving advice in a potentially contentious situation, or past experience of adjudication, may be useful.Skills·                Exceptional networking skills·                Organisational skills·                Ability to communicate assertively when under pressure·                Ability to influence using appropriate techniquesCharacteristics·                Innovative and practical·                Self starter·                Team player·                Proactive·                Commercially minded·                Motivates othersHow to ApplyPlease apply online, attaching your CV [and academic transcript] to the application form. Should you have any questions, please do contact Further InformationA band of PQE as advertised on a role does not intend to preclude applications from those candidates that may have more or less PQE. Our intention is only to indicate a guideline as to how long we would expect a qualified lawyer to have practised so as to have gained the necessary skills for the role as described.Equal OpportunitiesThe firm operates as a meritocracy and, therefore, selection for recruitment is on merit, irrespective of race, colour, age, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. This assumes that the applicants are fit and able to undertake the job.Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded in writing at each stage of the selection process.Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job.Those involved in recruitment, selection and dealing with the public are provided with training and guidance in administering equal opportunities.Please note that this role will be open from 19 March to 19 April. A competitive remuneration package will be offered. View full job description
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