IN-HOUSE Senior Commercial Solicitor
IN-HOUSE Senior Solicitor job with Sellafield Limited
Your new company
Sellafield Ltd is responsible for the safe and secure delivery of decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). From cleaning-up the country's highest nuclear risks and hazards to safeguarding nuclear fuel, materials and waste, as site licence holder our mission is nationally important.
The company operates from offices in Whitehaven, Cumbria (Sellafield site) and Warrington, Cheshire, safely delivering multi-million pound contracts to the nuclear industry. The Sellafield site alone is home to over 11,000 staff and in addition currently manages a yearly supply chain spend of around £1.4 billion.
Your new role
This is a senior opportunity for a talented commercial contracts lawyer to join a high-calibre legal team in supporting the business with its significant volume of commercial work.
Reporting to the Head of Commercial and Employment Law, and working closely with the wider legal team and internal customers, you will become heavily involved in drafting, negotiating and advising on high value contracts of strategic importance and helping to manage major projects through to completion. This will include advising on public sector procurement regulations and a range of commercial agreements including contracts for goods, works and services.
What you'll need to succeed
You must be a qualified solicitor with at least 6 years' relevant PQE who has the experience and gravitas to manage high value and complex projects independently, whilst also displaying a broader understanding of the contextual commercial landscape, experience of the following, or a mix of; public procurement law, construction contracts, employment law or intellectual property law is particularly desirable.
In addition to possessing a strong technical background and training, you must exhibit strong personal credibility, have excellent client care skills and be a skilled communicator. You should enjoy working in a collegiate, team focused and non-hierarchical office working environment, and you should be open to sharing knowledge and supporting others.
What you'll get in return
This is an excellent opportunity to join a high-profile business at a level which offers great scope to carve out a successful career within the organisation. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary depending on experience plus an attractive benefits package and the opportunity to maintain sensible work life balance in a collegiate work environment. The role is based with the Legal team in Risley, Warrington with routine travel to locations in Cumbria, as required.
What you need to do now
Are you ready to make a difference? If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. This vacancy is being exclusively managed by Hays Legal, all direct applicants will also be forwarded to Hays Legal.