Legal Counsel

15 days ago
Job Description

At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities and societies across the globe. To learn more about our purpose, culture, and priorities, visit our.

Within our consult business, we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential in every project.

The project:

The Mace legal team provides legal support for the Mace business worldwide across the consult, construct and operate business engines. The team is seeking specific support for Mace consult in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, based with our regional commercial team in Riyadh.

Our values shape the way we consult and define the people we want to join us on our journey, they are:

  • Safety first - Going home safe and well
  • Client focus - Deliver on our promise
  • Integrity - Always do the right thing
  • Create opportunity - For our people to excel

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a pragmatic, commercial approach to law with expertise in the construction industry. Working with commercial stakeholders and the local leadership team, the ideal candidate will be a qualified lawyer who can embed Mace's group-wide governance in the MEA business, linking into the London-based legal team but operating day-to-day relatively autonomously in a very commercial environment. Experience in both private practice and in-house is an advantage.

You'll be responsible for:

  • Reviewing appointment contracts received with client tenders to identify risks to Mace.
  • Drafting of appointment contracts and joint venture agreements, drafting supply chain step-down contracts.
  • Coordinating commercial teams to manage the process of contract review through to the signing of contracts and ad hoc advice throughout the life of the project.
  • Contribute to legal department training sessions for commercial colleagues.
  • Updating precedent documents.
  • Assisting commercial colleagues in managing and mitigating potential dispute situations, raising and managing insurance notifications.
  • Work with Mace's insurance brokers and occasionally with external counsel.

You'll need to have:

  • A legal qualification in-house or in a private practice construction team, risk reviews, negotiation of bespoke forms of consultancy appointment, and all ancillary documentation such as NDAs, collateral warranties, PCGs, performance bonds, sub-contract/sub-consultant contracts, LOAs.
  • Understanding of insurance, public procurement law, and dispute avoidance.
  • Familiarity with industry-standard forms of contract e.g., FIDIC.
  • Fluent in business and legal English (spoken and written).

You'll also have:

  • Ability to speak and read Arabic.
  • Ability to distil complex issues into simple commentary and focus on key risks.

Mace is an inclusive employer and welcomes interest from a diverse range of candidates. Even if you feel you do not fulfil all of the criteria, please apply as you may still be the best candidate for this role or another role within our organisation.

We are also open to discussing part-time, flexible, and hybrid working options if suitable within the role.


Job Source:

Since day one, we have relentlessly pursued a better way. Our purpose - to redefine the boundaries of ambition - is the reason we do it. We are global experts in shaping and making the built environment. We support clients at every stage of the property lifecycle, from development and consultancy to construction and operations. You can see our impact everywhere: from skylines that form cities around the world to the infrastructure that communities depend on to live, work and play. Together, it all works towards our vision: leading the way to a more connected, resilient and sustainable world. Today, we remain a privately owned business that has grown organically across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, the Americas, Sub Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific. The driving force behind our success is our people who, with their collective expertise, push us to think differently and bravely lead the way. Our culture respects equality, values diversity and encourages individuality - accepting and appreciating all views and beliefs and providing an environment for ideas to come alive. We welcome everyone who shares the Mace values, regardless of background, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation. Drawing on a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and expertise to challenge convention is our strength. It's the reason why we continue to grow and it's the secret to how we've built some of the world's most renowned buildings. Should you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments or require guidance about our recruitment process, please contact to speak to a member of our team.You can read our diversity and inclusion strategy here .

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