Construction Due Diligence Associate

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
31 May 2018
28 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Team: Non-Contentious Construction & Engineering Reports to: Non-Contentious Construction & Engineering Partners Purpose of job You will be part of a team advising lenders and property companies on the purchase, sale and funding of major construction and engineering projects across a range of sectors. You will: • Review construction contracts and reports, conduct due diligence and draft reports for clients; • Act as the main point of contact for a number of internal and external clients; • Deliver high standards of work, ensuring deadlines are met and clients are kept informed What's in it for you? Our Real Estate team is market leading, combining key sector knowledge, unparalleled technical ability and a commercial focus, which ensures clients receive the best possible support and guidance. Our Non-Contentious Construction & Engineering team is one of the largest practices within its area of specialism in the UK. We are consistently ranked number one by the legal directories across all of real estate disciplines and our lawyers are recognised as experts in their fields. We pride ourselves on supporting our lawyers with a strong Partner presence and a very collegiate team. Making sure our people feel valued is part of our everyday culture, ensuring that they are rewarded is part of our everyday work too. From 25 days holiday per year to private medical insurance, pensions, and a whole host of other flexible benefits, you can rest assured that we've got your best interests covered. Join BCLP, and you'll discover an environment unlike any other law firm with an open door policy that helps to deliver real results. Your career is important to us, as the more our people develop getting closer to their potential, the more successful our firm is. So ensuring that the training we offer is exactly what you need is essential. Lawyers, PA's and business services experts - everyone here has access to tailored learning to suit their skills and ambitions. Key responsibilities • Construction aspects of property agreements for lease and licences to alter • Construction aspects of funding agreements • Due diligence reports and enquiries where client is selling or buying or funding a property Key relationships Non-Contentious Construction & Engineering team as well as the wider Real Estate team. Experience and knowledge Post qualified experience and strong academics. A broad range of in-depth real estate non-contentious construction and engineering at a similar practice. Skills and competencies You will have already gained significant experience within a leading Real Estate Non-Contentious Construction team. You will have a good understanding of key real estate construction concepts and an appreciation and awareness of the real estate construction market. You will be able to draft and negotiate contracts and also have a good working knowledge of the provisions of real estate construction documents. You will be able to demonstrate excellent client service skills and want to as a team player in a collegiate environment. We are looking for someone who is relaxed and appropriately confident in front of clients, but knowledgeable enough to know when to seek additional support. You will be highly motivated and able to work independently where appropriate. Diversity, inclusion and working differently Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. We are wholly committed to creating an inclusive and inspirational culture where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to make the most of their skills qualities and points of difference and, most importantly, be themselves. We believe that our goals of always exceeding client expectations and being the most attractive place to work will only be achieved if we recruit, retain, reward and develop our people with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, political belief or disability. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a firm with an increasingly flexible workforce. We are supportive of a range of working arrangements, tailored to you as an individual, wherever possible. Please ask the Resourcing Team about the flexible working arrangements that are available to you within this role. Confidentiality Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner ensures all hardcopy materials containing confidential information are securely stored and accessible only to those authorised to view such content. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner ensures all confidential information stored electronically is securely stored and accessible only to those authorised to view such content. Disclosure As a regulated firm of solicitors, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with IT, legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website