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Junior Legal Counsel

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Junior Legal Counsel

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a global consulting and engineering company leading and supporting projects in the construction, transport, nuclear, architecture, road and mobility services industries. 


Egis currently counts 16,000 employees and operates in over 120 countries worldwide. 


Joining us means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation and determined to address today’s biggest challenges: fighting climate change, facilitating the digital transition and meeting the needs of growing populations. We do this by designing smart, green infrastructure, transport and buildings, creating a sustainable future for communities everywhere. 


In the UK, Egis is delivering some of the most iconic projects, from motorways to tramways, nuclear power plants to smart cities, we are helping connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. Our clients choose us to solve their most complex challenges by delivering climate-responsible growth that meets the needs of their communities, industries and the planet. 


We now have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Legal Counsel to join our shared legal services team. 

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity that will involve working closely with the Legal Director to grow the in-house team and develop a best-in-class legal service function to complement the business' growth ambitions.


The role will suit a junior lawyer seeking to develop their skills within a fast growing business. 


The workload - which complexity will grow as the successful candidate increase their knowledge and experience of the business - will have a genuine variety and will include:

  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and providing legal advice on “business as usual” commercial contracts entered into by Egis subsidiaries in the UK, including confidential agreements and sub-contractor agreements 
  • Completing simple bond requests forms and liaising with the business and the nominated bank for issue
  • Supporting the Legal Director with Company Secretariat matters, including attending board meetings and drafting minutes
  • Supporting the management of the Egis UK insurance certificates database by the legal team
  • Reviewing and issuing documents for execution via DocuSign 
  • Shadowing the Legal Director with UK and Group corporate, M&A transactions and complex projects
  • Supporting the implementation of company ethics and compliance programmes
  • Liaising with external counsel as and when necessary, within agreed policy and budget set by the Legal Director. 


Knowledge and experience

  • Qualified solicitor in England & Wales
  • NQ to 1 year PQE with excellent technical skills and commercial contracts experience gained through training in a reputable private practice law firm
  • Previous in house experience is preferred but not essential. 


Personal characteristics:

  • Able to work autonomously or collaboratively as part of a team 
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrable ability to translate complex legal issues into straightforward, pragmatic and user-friendly advice and documents
  • Ability to prioritise workload so tasks are delivered on time and on budget
  • A proactive approach to learning and to building strong working relationships with stakeholders across the business.


What’s in it for you:
By joining Egis, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.


  • Competitive salary
  • Pension contribution of 5% of your salary
  • Life insurance
  • Private healthcare for you and your family
  • Health cash plan
  • 26 days holidays (plus bank holidays)
  • Tailored career path with structured training
  • Mentoring from senior staff
  • Hybrid working


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Egis is an equal opportunities employer who recognises the value of having a diverse workforce. Your application will be assessed based purely on your skills and experience, the stated essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. 

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

0-Without graduation

Minimum level of experience required