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Legal & Contracts Manager

Posted 22 days ago
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City of Edinburgh, ScotlandPermanent
Salary: CompetitiveSectors:Offshore WindJob Reference: BH-7146

 JOB ID: #7146

Legal & Contracts Manager

 
Location: Edinburgh


Our client is looking for an experienced Legal Manager, with a proven track record in major infrastructure projects from development to operation phase, within a JV.
 
Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities.
  • Providing accurate, relevant, and timely legal advice on a variety of legal topics that relate to the offshore wind sector.
  • Providing company secretarial support to the JV .
  • Supporting tendering activity to help identify the most commercially attractive options.
  • Leading the drafting, review and negotiation of contracts and other agreements entered into by the company.
  • Ensuring the company complies with relevant laws and regulations in its operations and business activities.
  • Identifying and managing legal risks the company may face and implementing strategies to mitigate those risks.
  • Keeping abreast of changes to legislation, particularly in relation to laws, rules and regulations that directly affect business and specific industry.
  • Communicating with and actively managing external law firms via an external legal framework (to be established).
  • Providing legal oversight over claims and other legal disputes, coordinating with external law firms when necessary to handle litigation matters.
  • Supervising and delegating work to internal and external legal colleagues.
  • Establishing and maintaining a set of appropriate legal templates.
  • Leading the insurance aspects of the commercial contracts placed coordinating with

 
 
Requirements

  • A law degree and a Practising Certificate from the Law Society.
  • Proven experience in offshore infrastructure projects.
  • Effective negotiation skills, with a track record of delivering success in commercial or engineering environments.
  • Ability to provide detailed legal advice and information either verbally or in written form in an easily relatable manner.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing external lawyers and assisting internal team members involved in tendering and contract negotiation and contract management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to onboard quickly and be instrumental in supporting the teams and being the reference person for any legal matters.
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