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Legal Counsel

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Support & transversal

London, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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he global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

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SYSTRA are looking to continue our growth in the UK with the addition of a Legal Counsel to assist the Senior Legal Counsel and Head of International Legal Affairs with providing support to the business from our head office in London. We operate a hybrid working model so the role offers extensive flexibility to work from home. The Legal Counsel is focussed on supporting the pre-contract, bid winning phase of major infrastructure/engineering and construction projects. 


The core responsibilities include but are not limited to legal support around:


  • Working closely with the senior Legal Counsel and our Bid Management team to analyse and support Bids and Tenders
  • Broad legal support for work winning and tender development
  • Risk Management
  • Reviewing commercial contracts in the pre contract stage but with some additional support post-contract
  • Providing structured legal advice
  • Drafting amendments for commercial agreements


Experience required:

  • Degree qualified
  • Ideally an experienced Legal Counsel with demonstrable PQE practice but will welcome applications from experienced Paralegals who have experience supporting businesses with the above tasks.
  • Inhouse council at complex Construction or Engineering firms


  • Private Practice experience at a UK or Commonwealth law firm in a construction or Engineering team
  • Experience of reviewing, negotiating or drafting construction contracts or professional services agreements
  • Exposure to NEC, Fidic and JCT contracts


SYSTRA is an award winning multi-disciplinary solutions business with extensive engineering and consultancy capabilities and specialist expertise in transportation and energy industries. SYSTRA has a global workforce in excess of 8,500. We work in partnership with our clients to develop and deliver high quality, innovative technical solutions for major infrastructure projects in the UK and globally.

SYSTRA offers our people the opportunity to work on exciting and rewarding projects. We provide long-term career development opportunities and support our staff to enable them to reach their full potential. We offer flexible working and a competitive remuneration package including a bonus scheme. We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company.


Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CV's from suppliers not currently on our PSL.

Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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