Company Solicitor

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen to join an industry leader in UK’s Building Services sector.

Alternative Heat specialises in the design, supply and installation of a wide range of Prefabricated energy solutions, typically built in NI and shipped throughout Ireland, UK & Europe.

We offer turnkey design, build & operate solutions for commercial energy centres and large-scale district heating solutions and have experience with successfully procuring and delivering many similar packages to a wide range of public bodies throughout UK & Europe.

Through continuous investment within our teams, and our facilities, we have established ourselves as a leader within the industry. We have a strong pipeline of orders secured and sustained growth is expected within the coming years.

We have an open, honest culture throughout the workplace that is based on mutual respect and trust. We have a commitment to growth, moving forward and helping our people reach their full potential. Alternative Heat has a hard-working team with a strong teamwork ethos and sense of community. You will find many exciting opportunities and challenges within the role.

Role

We are currently looking to integrate a Company Solicitor to support our growing Commercial Team at our Head Quarters in Banbridge. This post is a permanent contract and offers an amazing opportunity for a candidate who wants to gain experience with a progressive and dynamic company.

The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the company operates within the confines of commercial law while delivering on our client’s needs.

You will be the go-to person for any contractual or legal matters within the company.

Core Responsibilities of role

    We have detailed below some of the key elements of this role,

  • Be the go-to person for all things contractual within the company.
  • Early client engagement to review contractual scope and then prepare, issue and negotiate contractual review notes to ensure final agreed terms are in line with AH requirements.
  • Lead the preparation of Contractual handover pack & attend internal post award meetings for successful projects to discuss and review key contract drivers with the Commercial & Contract leads.
  • Take the lead on the contractual review and negotiation of same for all live projects, highlighting areas of risk or contention to relevant team members.
  • Direct and assist the Snr QS team & Contracts delivery team on contractual matters as and when they arise.
  • Take the lead in drafting and negotiating our own contracts with our subcontractor supply chain and help drive the team to continuous improvement.
  • Review and negotiate collateral warranties, guarantees and other ancillary contracts.
  • Take the lead in operating the company’s insurance policies and dealing with any live claims.
  • Provide training to the company and senior team on key legal issues that could affect the company and projects.
  • Ensure the company continues to operate in line with the law and requirements as an employer.

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified solicitor with non-contentious experience of construction contracts including JCT, NEC and bespoke contracts.
  • 5 years minimum PQE with Commercial experience, ideally in the construction industry.
  • Commercially astute and ambitious
  • High standard of organisational and time management skills.
  • High level of IT literacy, especially in Microsoft Packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication & negotiation skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent client engagement skills.

Location:

Head Office, Banbridge

Hours:

08:00-17:00, Mon – Thurs, 08:00 -15:00 Fri

Salary:

Competitive depending on experience

Responsible to:

Director

About Us

The opportunity has arisen to join an industry leader in UK's Building Services providers. We design, develop and deliver a wide range of offsite-prefabricated, innovative and sustainable building service solutions throughout the UK & Ireland.

Alternative Heat specialises in the design, supply and installation of a wide range of prefabricated energy solutions, typically built in NI and shipped throughout the UK and Ireland. We also offer turnkey design, build and operate solutions for commercial energy centers and large-scale district heating solutions and have experience with successfully procuring and delivering many similiar packages to a wide range of public body's throughout Ireland and UK.

Employee Benefits:

  • Full in-house training
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Annual Health Check
  • 30 days Annual Leave

To apply for this role, send your CV and covering letter to hradmin@alternativeheat.co.uk
Alternative Heat is an equal opportunities employer.

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