EE Legal Assistant (Admitted Attorney with Construction Law Experience required)

  • Permanent
  • Ref #390976AH
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Legal, Professional
Employer Description

A Construction and HVAC Organization. This vacancy is located in the East Rand.

Job Description

The role will report to the Executive Director Legal in the Legal and Contracts Department.

This is an Employment Equity role. Only EE Applications will be considered (Black, Coloured, Indian)

Key Responsibilities:

Provide Contract Administration support. Create, Maintain and Update contractual data on a functional reference system. General Legal Support and advisory for the businesses. Assist with all aspects of negotiation, reviewing, compiling, and finalization of Contract Agreements and Legal Documents. Advice on implications, variations, risks, and suggested course of mitigation related to contractual documents. Reviewing of contracts at the tender stage. Monitoring of contractual compliance. Sound Contracts knowledge to assist Project Manager and Business Stakeholders. Experience with construction contracts such as NEC, JBCC, and FIDIC. Meeting short deadlines and work on high standards of Ethics and performance. Providing general legal advice to all divisions. Collaborate with other divisions for quick execution of assigned responsibilities. Occasional travel throughout our different branches in different provinces as required.

Internal Communication and relationship with: Procurement, Management, Legal Department, HR Department, Finance Department, Projects Department, Maintenance Department, Data Centre Department,

External Communication and relationship with: Ethics & Legal Office, Legal Partners,  External suppliers & Clients, External contractors

Qualifications

A degree in law such as LLB. Admission as an Attorney. 3-5 years post-admission experience. Experience with construction contracts such as NEC, JBCC, and FIDIC. Advantageous - experience in a construction environment with emphasis in contract administration and management from a legal perspective. General legal exposure.

Skills

3-5 years post-admission experience. Experience with construction contracts such as NEC, JBCC, and FIDIC. Advantageous - experience in a construction environment with emphasis in contract administration and management from a legal perspective. General legal exposure. Strategic Negotiator, Commercial acumen, Strong ethics awareness, Strong administrative and communication skills, conflict handling skills. Excellent English communication skills are mandatory (verbal and written). Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Analytical and problem-solving skills. Judgement and decision-making skills. Confidentiality. Deadline orientated.

Salary / Package

R35,000 CTC per month / R420,000 per annum / Negotiable

Benefits

Performance Bonus (Not Guaranteed, based on Company performance annually)