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Senior Commercial Lawyer - Sellafield Ltd

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Senior Commercial Solicitor, Sellafield Ltd
Circa 6 Years' PQE
Competitive Salary & benefits

Warrington, Cheshire

The Company:

Sellafield Ltd is responsible for the safe and secure delivery of decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). From cleaning-up the country's highest nuclear risks and hazards to safeguarding nuclear fuel, materials and waste, as site license holder our mission is nationally important.

The company operates from offices in Whitehaven, Cumbria (Sellafield site) and Warrington, Cheshire, safely delivering multi-million pound contracts to the nuclear industry. The Sellafield site alone is home to over 10,000 staff and in addition currently manages a yearly supply chain spend of around £1 billion.

The Role:

To help support the business with its significant volume of commercial work, we now have an opportunity for a talented contracts lawyer to join the legal team as Senior Commercial Solicitor.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial and Employment Law, and working closely with the wider legal team and internal customers, you will become heavily involved in drafting, negotiating and advising on high value contracts of strategic importance, and in helping to manage major projects through to completion. This will include advising on public sector procurement regulations and a range of commercial agreements including contracts for goods, works and services.

Candidate Requirements:

We are looking for a qualified solicitor with circa 6 years' relevant PQE who has the experience and gravitas to manage high value and complex projects independently, whilst also displaying a broader understanding of the contextual commercial landscape, experience of the following, or a mix of; public procurement law, construction contracts, employment law or intellectual property law is particularly desirable.

In addition to possessing a strong technical background and training, you must exhibit strong personal credibility, have excellent client care skills and be a skilled communicator. You should enjoy working in a collegiate, team focused and non-hierarchical office working environment, and you should be open to sharing knowledge and supporting others.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a high-profile business at a level which offers great scope to carve out a successful career within the organisation. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to maintain sensible work life balance in a collegiate work environment.

The Senior Commercial Solicitor role is based with the Legal team in Risley, Warrington but travel to Sellafield in Cumbria will be required 2-4 times per month.

To apply, or for further information, please contact our exclusively retained consultants Mark Levine and Craig Wilson at BCL Legal. All third party or direct applications will be forwarded to BCL Legal for consideration.

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