30+ days ago


Senior Legal Counsel-(20000757)


At Golder, we thrive on challenges.


Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.


Golder has a new opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our Legal team on a full time basis based in Bourne End. This will be a fixed term contract for 10/12 months which will be confirmed.



Key duties and responsibilities include:


  • Providing legal support to Golder’s European/Middle East Region and Africa Region;

  • Assisting the business to achieve its commercial objectives at an acceptable level of commercial legal risk and in compliance with the law;
  • Working with project teams, project managers and other support functions to prepare proposals, conclude appointments and resolve contract performance issues;
  • Reviewing and negotiating consultancy agreements and other contracts including procurement contracts, joint venture and teaming agreements, framework agreements, warranties, novation’s, reliance letters, non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, and sub-consultancy agreements;
  • Resolving legal disputes and assisting the business to respond to regulatory investigations;
  • Ensuring compliance with corporate governance requirements especially in relation to contract approval and execution;
  • Providing legal training including in relation to corporate governance, contract negotiation and anti-bribery and GDPR compliance;
  • Generally contributing to the development of legal knowledge within the business;
  • Developing and improving Golder’s legal templates including standard form contracts;
  • Collaborating with Golder lawyers in other regions to develop a consistent approach to managing legal risk and sharing knowledge;
  • Assisting the General Counsel, Europe/Middle East and Mining to manage relationships with external counsel and ensure they provide high quality and cost-effective legal advice.



Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:


  • A current practising certificate and 8+ years pqe as a commercial lawyer (solicitor or barrister) qualified to practice in England and Wales or an equivalent jurisdiction

  • Significant in-house experience in the consulting engineering, construction, mining or oil & gas industry

  • Demonstrable experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts and advising on contractual claims and disputes

  • Fluent spoken and written English

  • Pan-European experience preferred


Your benefits at Golder will include:


  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities


Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.



Golder is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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:May 18, 2020, 10:56:31 AM