Senior Legal Counsel -

London, Bicester or Newcastle

RED are an expanding international M&E consultancy, with a proven track record in low energy design, focused on providing excellent design solutions to clients.

We now seek a Senior Legal Counsel to provide commercially focussed, sound legal advice in the UK and UAE to project teams comprised of individuals of varying seniority and experience; delivery of legal advice to be tailored accordingly.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, review and negotiation of suite of standard form (FIDIC and ACE) and bespoke consultancy agreements, NDA’s, framework agreements and professional appointments.
  • Proactive advice on and the identification of operational risk and optimal management of legal risk across RED’s global business.
  • Advice on and implementation of RED’s legal policies, processes, standard contracts (including continuing and proactive review and revision) and trainings.
  • Advice on and implementation of appropriate and applicable compliance procedures.
  • Advice on and support in the implementation of appropriate legal structures for the delivery of projects (e.g. subsidiary, branch office).
  • Effective management of external lawyers including cost management, in particular setting appropriate scope of work and adherence of budgets.
  • Management of disputes, including advice on and participation in ADR
  • Advice on RED’s programme of insurance and liaison with insurers and brokers to ensure appropriateness of and adequacy of programme for RED’s global operations.

Role Requirements:

  • An English qualified solicitor with 6-8 years post qualification experience in-house or with a well-regarded regional, national or City firm.
  • Competent in business processes and operations within a cross-organisational business
  • Demonstrate autonomy, efficiency and resourcefulness in the execution of your task to meet deadlines
  • Proven experience working with various stakeholders across an organisation in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Non-contentious construction lawyer with excellent knowledge of internationally recognised construction agreements including suites of industry standard form agreements, in particular FIDIC and ACE.
  • Working knowledge of other relevant areas of law would be desirable, for example insolvency/litigation/M&A.
  • Comfortable with contentious elements of a project, in order to advise on and mitigate risk by having an appreciation of how a project may fall into delay and/or become distressed.
  • Self-starter with high levels of initiative and motivation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including ability to engage effectively with senior management.
  • Exceptional drafting skills. Requirement to routinely draft bespoke provisions to and amend standard form consultancy agreements.
  • Provide clear, commercial and strategic legal advice as standard.
  • Enthusiastic and proactive approach to contract negotiation (and problem solving).
  • Responsibility for own workload and ability to work unsupervised as well as collaboratively in a team
  • Commitment to continuous development.
  • Ability to work at a demanding pace and to remain calm under pressure.
  • Commitment to RED’s strategy and values.
  • Accuracy/excellent attention to detail
  • Hours flexibility (able to carry out overtime at short notice)
  • Proven experience of operating in a structured and process orientated environment


Salary commensurate with experience.  

Our people work in friendly teams with a collaborative approach and mentoring support from talented leaders. 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer.

Interested applicants may send their resume to

Please note that we cannot accept applications from candidates needing sponsorship at this time.

Location: London, Bicester or Newcastle

Region: EMEA

Salary: Competitive

Ready to join the team?

If you think you have what it takes to join an award winning team and help RED continue its exciting journey, we want to hear from you.