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18 days ago
Linklaters
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
Projects Associate

Job Description

Practice Overview

The Projects group specialise in large scale, award winning and market-leading projects across the world - covering oil and gas, petrochemicals, LNG, thermal power, renewables, nuclear, water and waste, mining, airports, roads and bridges, ports, stadia, telecoms, and rail related transactions.

We act for host governments, sponsors, lenders, contractors and suppliers. Our broad experience advising the full range of market participants means that we are able to anticipate, and importantly to understand, issues and problems that may arise during the course of a project and find constructive solutions to them.

Key Responsibilities and Challenges

Technical

- Taking initial instructions internally or externally, delegating where appropriate.

- Research, due diligence and information management.

- Drafting and reviewing documentation, demonstrating familiarity with precedents and market standards.

Client Relationship Management

- Taking a lead role in advising the client under appropriate supervision.

- Providing commercial and legal advice to the client

- Demonstrating thorough market knowledge to identify current trends and concerns in relevant industry sectors. Able to present ideas to the client to resolve current market issues and anticipate potential problems.

Management

- Supervising team and demonstrating control (particularly of documentation) through effective delegation.

- Debriefing at the end of a matter or at other appropriate stages.

- Co-ordinating, coaching and monitoring the work of others to facilitate achievement of objectives.

- Effective organisation of documentation and project plans.

- Managing meetings effectively by setting clear objectives and agendas and encouraging other’s participation.

Business Development

- Networking with client to capitalise on new business opportunities.

- Contributing to quality know-how and transaction bibles and their upkeep.

Training

- Delivering practice specific training to develop junior associates.

- Coaching less experienced associates and trainees.

- Regularly giving and seeking clear performance feedback to/from others.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered. This role will be open from 6th November until 4th December 2017.

Job reference

2439BR

Country

United Kingdom

Office

London

Function/Practice Group

Projects

Job Type

Practice

Skills/ Experience/ Qualifications Required

Characteristics & Skills required

Experience

- 3 years’ experience of providing Projects advice, specifically in emerging markets.

Skills

- Able to maintain a polite and professional demeanour when dealing with clients

- Networking skills

- Organisational skills.

- Ability to communicate assertively when under pressure.

- Ability to influence using appropriate techniques.

Characteristics

- Innovative and practical

- Team player

- Proactive

- Commercially minded

- Motivates others

How to Apply

Please apply online, attaching your CV [and academic transcript] to the application form. Should you have any questions, please do contact amelia.purnell@linklaters.com.

Further Information

A band of PQE as advertised on a role does not intend to preclude applications from those candidates that may have more or less PQE. Our intention is only to indicate a guideline as to how long we would expect a qualified lawyer to have practised so as to have gained the necessary skills for the role as described.

Equal Opportunities

The firm operates as a meritocracy and, therefore, selection for recruitment is on merit, irrespective of race, colour, age, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. This assumes that the applicants are fit and able to undertake the job.

Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded in writing at each stage of the selection process.

Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job.

Those involved in recruitment, selection and dealing with the public are provided with training and guidance in administering equal opportunities.

Additional Information

The firm operates as a meritocracy and, therefore, selection for recruitment is on merit, irrespective of race, colour, age, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. This assumes that the applicants are fit and able to undertake the job.
Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded in writing at each stage of the selection process.
Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job.
Those involved in recruitment, selection and dealing with the public are provided with training and guidance in administering equal opportunities.

Job Expires

04-Dec-2017

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