Projects Senior/Principal Associate

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Projects (Student Accommodation) Senior/Principal Associate - leading national firm - Birmingham/Hybrid (other national offices considered) BCL Legal is delighted to be assisting a top 50 national law firm in its recruitment of a Projects Solicitor to join its highly regarded team in Birmingham working on public-private partnership arrangements. In particular, you will be working on the procurement of student accommodation by universities. This position is open to either real estate, projects or commercial lawyers who have transferable skills and are keen to gain a further specialism in student accommodation projects. The role is offered on a full or part-time (4 days a week), permanent basis with flexible working options accommodated and hybrid working as standard. Excellent salary and wider benefits package. Positive culture and working environment. The Role As a Projects Solicitor in this team, you would: - Work on high value and high profile projects, often with national importance, acting across a range of sectors for Government departments, contracting authorities and private sector clients on a variety of complex and high value commercial contracts. - Mainly focus on a variety of contractual arrangements linked to student accommodation projects. - Be involved in procurement strategies; joint venture arrangements; long-term project/operating agreements; complex project finance and income strip funding structures; long term facilities management arrangements. - Work closely with and co-ordinate advice from external financial and commercial advisers and the firm's internal procurement, construction, planning, banking, corporate and real estate teams. - Lead on major projects. - Be proactive in the team's ambition to do more in the market for "direct let" student accommodation, which is a separate market that does not involve partnership arrangements with Universities. About You To be successful in your application for this Projects Solicitor vacancy, you will have: - Either property, projects or commercial experience from private practice or in-house. Those applying from a real estate background would ideally have real estate forward funding/development agreement or build to rent experience. Those applying from a commercial background will ideally have a background in PFI/public outsourcing contracts but experience of advising on major commercial contracts in other areas will also be acceptable. - Strong drafting skills. - Knowledge and experience of public procurement processes (including competitive dialogue) is a plus but not a requirement. - Prior experience working with universities is a plus but not a requirement. - The ability to develop strong client relationships. - Have a collaborative teamwork ethic. The Offering The successful Projects Solicitor will be rewarded with: - A highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package (including enhanced maternity/paternity pay). - Strong partner support and genuine opportunities for career progression. - Flexible, supportive and inclusive team environment. - The opportunity to work in one of the most dynamic and active markets; the procurement of student accommodation by universities. Apply Now! To be considered for this Projects Solicitor position, apply here with an up to date copy of your CV or contact Angharad Warren at BCL Legal for further information. BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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