Construction and Engineering Lawyer (Infrastructure Projects)

Burges Salmon
Pension, relocation allowance (if applicable), etc
26 Feb 2018
26 Mar 2018
Angela Parfitt
Full time
Contract type

We are looking for a well-rounded Construction & Engineering Lawyer. This opportunity would particularly suit candidates interested in developing a practice in energy and/or transport projects.

If you would like to join us, you will need excellent academics, together with evidence of good quality training, with a good grounding in construction contracts and procurement and wider commercial experience gained from a top firm. Adaptability and enthusiasm are critical. You should have already gained some experience in the supervision and bringing on of junior lawyers.. We also value an ability to handle advisory and troubleshooting work.


Our construction and engineering team is ranked Band 1, National Leader; we have "considerable expertise in both contentious and contentious matters." and according to one observer is ‘as good as any magic circle firm'. Five of our lawyers have individual rankings. (Chambers 2017).

Our widely respected team is one of the largest dedicated construction teams in the UK, with a strong profile in construction procurement and noted for our focus on the transport, infrastructure, energy and real estate development sectors.


We specialise in all aspects of built infrastructure, with particular skills in the strategic projects and complex dispute resolution. With a genuine UK-wide presence, clients include central and local government, utilities, developers and end-users of building and engineering services infrastructure service providers, contractors and consultants. The range of work continues to grow and includes:

- Energy Infrastructure (including nuclear, all forms of renewables and energy storage)
- Transport Infrastructure (including rail, road, airports and ports)
- Regeneration and commercial development; and
- Dispute avoidance and resolution work in all the above.

We act for an impressive roster of purchaser and supplier clients on high-value non-contentious construction and disputes matters nationwide. Key clients include: Affinity Water, Costain, The Crown Estate, Highways England, The National Trust, Transport for London, Transport for Wales and a wide range of infrastructure funders and investors. We are working on projects such as: the Thames Tideway Tunnel, HS2, nuclear new build, the O2, M4, and Filton Airport development.

Further information

We are also interested in candidates who are Scottish qualified. The firm will support and fund successful candidates to become dual qualified (if not already English law qualified), including study leave and exam hotel expenses.


For further information please contact, in confidence,
Tel: +44 117 307 6026


To apply, please click on the link below.

Burges Salmon is an Equal Opportunities employer.

No agencies please.