Senior Legal Consultant

Full time in Legal
  • Salary: SR75,000.00 - SR85,000.00 / Monthly
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  • Job Reference IDINS-1953
  • Career Level Experienced Professional
  • Industry Construction
  • Nationality Default

An interesting opportunity has arisen to work for a leading multinational business who provide engineering & construction services to businesses worldwide.

Job Description:

Our client is a leading group in their field and are known worldwide for the services they provide, particularly on large iconic/mega construction projects. Currently, they are seeking an experienced Senior Legal Counsel to be responsible for managing many of the day to day activities of the legal team here in the Middle East. This Senior Counsel will regularly interact and work with senior members of Management both in the Middle East, and at Global levels, and will develop a detailed knowledge of the laws, policies and procedures that apply to operations throughout the Middle East. In addition, the Senior Counsel will use their best endeavours to ensure that employees are aware of and comply with all applicable laws, policies and procedures and the laws, and the interests of Corporate and the shareholders are protected.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility for all the day-to-day activities relating to the Infrastructure business in the Middle East
  • Primary responsibility for managing the other members of the Legal Team in ensuring service is being delivered efficiently, consistently and with technical excellence
  • Reviewing and advising on all legal documents executed including tender documents, contracts, employment agreements, MoUs, and bonds
  • Advising Corporate on its rights and responsibilities under applicable laws
  • Advising on responsibilities under applicable ethics and compliance laws and regulations
  • Providing regular training on topical legal issues
  • Assisting with ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, including the Delegations of Authority
  • Working with the other members of the ME Legal Team to ensure that the plans and obligations of the ME Legal team are met
  • Forming excellent working relationships with all senior leaders, both within and outside of this business arm, and ensuring our services are effective, efficient and valued by the business
  • Developing and managing standard form and sample documents (eg: consultancy contract, sub consultancy contract, etc)
  • Providing proactive, solutions-focused, legally sound advice and support in a timely fashion to the business

This is a management role as above, also second in charge and the client additionally is keen to find someone who can lead a team, attend board meetings as well as contribute to the overall development of the business arm and team

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Both Arabic & English Language skills
  • Qualified/Admitted to home (or other) country Bar/Law society
  • Common law qualification is preferred but not essential. Arab State Qualification is acceptable
  • Minimum 8-10 years experience
  • Must have experience in construction/big projects background
  • MUST have experience in contract negotiations
  • Fluent English Language skills essential

The client is offering an attractive KSA Tax-Free package, plus benefits including medical insurance, and Life Insurance. Relocation assistance is also offered

Thank you for your interest. All applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role requirements. We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks. As we often receive a high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. (JC)

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