BuroHappold Engineering
Bath, UK
3d ago

An opportunity has arisen for a proactive paralegal to support our busy, Bath based Commercial Team. The role is well suited for a graduate in law or construction.

The role will initially be for a 12 month fixed term contract.

Working within a team of dedicated, busy commercial experts, this role will see you work at the heart of the team ensuring that all operational support runs smoothly.

You will have a chance to utilise your legal knowledge and apply it in a practical way to the business you need to work collaboratively with the Commercial Team and other business functions and have an ability to handle sensitive issues and data.

Utilising exceptional communication skills, you will confidently get things done. Proactivity and an eye for detail will serve you well, in this wide-ranging and engaging position.

What will I be doing?

Offering all-round support for the Commercial Team you will be able to demonstrate and develop your legal skills by :

  • Liaising with our busy Project Teams in arranging the execution of construction-based agreements including Appointments, Collateral Warranties, Novation Agreements and Sub-Consultancy arrangements;
  • Following training on key clauses found in professional services agreements, data inputting onto our online project management system as part of ongoing reporting by the team to senior management;
  • Carrying out ad-hoc research tasks as directed by the Commercial Team;
  • Interpreting legal documents and providing a synopsis to the team;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating simple commercial agreements, non-disclosure agreements and reliance letters.
  • Assisting on procurement contractual matters.
  • General administration support from photocopying and scanning papers to typing, formatting and modifying documents, reports, correspondence and spreadsheets.
  • Liaising with a variety of teams including project teams, IT, HR, Finance and Marketing to collaborate and coordinate operations.
  • Maintenance of electronic and hard copy files, networking in the Bath office and beyond and signposting for helpful contacts.
  • Supporting timely project management and resource planning by ensuring that documents under your control are completing and filed on time, setting reminders for follow-up where needed.
  • What will I bring to the role?

  • Can-do attitude with an enthusiasm to connect with the team and their work.
  • Highly organised, detail oriented and a natural planner.
  • An ability to demonstrate a commercial and cultural understanding of the sensitivities of the business and its operations and translate this into practical processes and solutions that the business units can utilise.
  • Ability to make sound judgements based on good insights and analytical rigour.
  • BuroHappold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate.

    In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves.

    BuroHappold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us.

    This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role.

    We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.

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