The YTL Group is seeking an experienced construction and engineering/commercial solicitor to provide legal support with this development, covering all areas including construction, operation and management.
You will provide tender support, review, negotiate and finalise a range of contractual documents (including professional appointments, trade contracts, building contracts, letters of reliance, letters of intent, framework agreements, pre-construction services agreements and ancillary documents, such as collateral warranties, parent company agreements and novation agreements).
You will also support with the appointment of consultants and contractors, giving advice on dispute avoidance and dispute management and providing ongoing general legal and commercial support with discrete ad-hoc legal matters.
This will involve working closely with various teams, in respect of both the residential/commercial development and the arena project, as well as other group companies involved in delivering the project. This is a non-contentious role, but you may be required to assist the business with claims and disputes including appropriate communications with insurers.
Work on the Brabazon development and Bristol arena would be your primary focus; however, you would be part of the wider legal team, reporting to the Head of Legal and providing support to directors, managers, and employees across the wider YTL group subject to business requirements and as capacity permits.
The role will primarily be based at YTL's Filton offices (though a degree of flexible working is available).
What you'll need
You will be a qualified solicitor with a good level of post-qualification experience, covering both construction and engineering contracts and general commercial work in particular JCT, NEC3 and NEC4 and bespoke building contracts.
You will be conversant with different procurement strategies and identifying risk profiles and structuring projects to mitigate liabilities, risk, exposure, tax, ring-fencing, etc. You will be confident reviewing and commenting on technical and commercial schedules and highlighting issues, risks, exposure, impacts, conflicts, etc.
Ideally, you will also have some in-house experience and experience working with large-scale construction and infrastructure projects. As you will support a wide range of internal clients including senior management, you will be expected to demonstrate confident, effective communication and influencing skills, while also being able to quickly develop positive working relationships with the business.
Our professional team is very busy, and we pride ourselves on being able to work to challenging timescales and balance conflicting priorities while still being friendly, supportive, and approachable.
You will be able to work with minimum supervision and your methodical and organised approach will enable you to be flexible when needed and respond positively to the inevitable changes that arise. You will be expected to demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently but recognise when to escalate matters.
What you'll receive