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Legal Counsel - Construction at Balfour Beatty

Legal Counsel - Construction

Balfour Beatty Slough, Berkshire Full-Time
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About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel Construction to join our Enabling Functions team to work in Langley, Slough.

Role purpose

To work as part of the UK business-facing legal team, delivering a proactive legal service to support Balfour Beatty by providing professional guidance, pragmatic advice and practical support on legal and compliance issues.

What you'll be doing

As a Legal Counsel Construction, your main responsibilities are as follows:


  • Responsibility at all stages of the lifecycle of our construction projects including reviewing and negotiating upstream and downstream construction contracts and associated JV Agreements, PCGs, warranties and bonds etc., advising on contract administration queries including extensions of time and loss and expense claims and advising in relation to all forms of dispute management and resolution;
  • Act autonomously in analysing and solving problems within established working procedures.

Stakeholder Management

  • Build and maintain relationships with managers and employees to ensure that the UK Legal team remains responsive to business needs and expectations;
  • Under the supervision of the Managing Counsel or Senior Counsel, engage and manage agreed panel law firms to deal with specific legal issues as required.

General Legal Support.

  • Carry out contract reviews in accordance with UK policies and procedures and provide commercial and pragmatic advice in a timely and appropriate manner.;
  • Advise and assist the UK businesses in the negotiation and drafting of contract terms and conditions with its clients, partners, supply chain members and other stakeholders;
  • Advise and assist the UK businesses in the formation, negotiation and drafting of joint venture, consortium and framework agreements, professional services appointments and other key business documentation requiring legal support and input.

Dispute Management & Resolution

  • Provide legal support in relation to all forms of dispute management and resolution;
  • Conduct/assist with adjudications or other forms of ADR as directed by the Managing Counsel or Senior Counsel and, in consultation with them engage and manage agreed panel law firms in relation to mediation, litigation or arbitration.

Bonds, Parent Company Guarantees and Warranties

  • Review the wording of bonds, guarantees and warranties in accordance with UK and Balfour Beatty Group policies and provide advice in a timely and appropriate manner;
  • Liaise with UK Commercial, Treasury and Group Legal teams to procure bonds and parent company guarantees.


  • Deliver discrete legal training for legal team and SBUs;
  • Stay up to date with new and changing legislation;
  • Maintain own CPD

Support for Organisational Agenda

  • Ensure personal compliance with all Regulations and Company Policies;
  • Support delivery of the Ethics & Compliance agenda by the Ethics & Compliance team;
  • Ensure relentless personal focus on Zero Harm.

Who we're looking for

The following qualities and experience are essential:

  • Qualified solicitor/barrister; ideally not less than five years PQE, consideration may be given to less experienced candidates displaying requisite skills and experience;
  • Knowledge and experience of construction/infrastructure industry

Personal qualities

  • Good organisational skills; self-starter, prioritises own work and delivers independently to deadline;
  • Commercial acumen: Understands business drivers;
  • Solutions-orientated, pragmatic;
  • Ability to build productive relationships within Legal team and within SBUs;
  • Strong verbal and written communication, able to influence and persuade;
  • Able to input into client meetings. Presents positions to SBUs in non-legalistic ways, clearly and effectively distilling complex technical concepts into business terms;
  • Effective negotiator, robust but flexible approach;
  • Looks for ways to innovate and improve ways of working;
  • Talk positively, collaborate relentlessly and encourage constantly;
  • Supports Build to Last strategy: Lean, Expert, Trusted Safe.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

Balfour Beattys Enabling Functions includes our centralised HR, IT, Procurement, Finance, Health & Safety, Sustainability and Comms teams. Together we support Balfour Beatty to deliver projects on behalf of our clients. We operate according to our Build to Last values of Lean, Expert, Trusted and Safe.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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