Construction Senior Associate (Non-contentious)

Looking for an opportunity to cast your net even wider?

At Burges Salmon, you'll work at the forefront of your field while collaborating with colleagues who are experts in theirs. You'll have access to top-calibre clients, with real responsibility and ownership from day one, as you make an impact on a global scale.

The Firm

Our working environment is professional yet progressive, where quality of work and quality of life go hand-in-hand. Our collaborative approach to how we do business is totally refreshing. It's what attracts some of the best legal minds in the industry and it's why our people love working here.

We are proud to have received an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation and have recently been voted by our people as a RollOnFriday's ‘Firm of the Year to Work for 2023'.

And did you know our hybrid working model offers flexible working options too?

The Team

We are fresh. We are focused. We are bold.

Our construction and engineering team is one of the largest in the UK. We're top tier ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers and we work on major infrastructure, energy and development projects that shape the way in which people live. Our C&E team has an outstanding reputation working on strategic, complex and innovative projects in the UK.

You will advise on cutting edge projects in the UK and overseas, working with our projects, real estate, finance and corporate lawyers to enable complex construction, redevelopment and infrastructure projects to come to fruition. The breadth of the technologies you'll be able to advise on will be second to none and you'll be encouraged to build relationships and sit on industry groups. The team works in a variety of sectors including renewable energy and nuclear, transport, defence and infrastructure.

  • What others say…

“The ‘amazing' construction and engineering team at Burges Salmon LLP excels in handling critical national infrastructure projects across multiple sectors, including renewables and energy storage, and transport” (Legal 500, 2020).

‘This is an excellent team. Very supportive, full of ideas, and keen to share knowledge to help our members.' (Legal 500, 2022)

  • Key clients include:

Eden Geothermal and Gravis, Energia, Highways England, Transport for Wales, Affinity Water, Crown Commercial Service, Transport for London, AEG, Serco/Abellio, National Trust and HSBC.


  • Building the Culture: Recognise your responsibility as a role model to play an active role in making Burges Salmon a great place to work. Help set the cultural tone, inspiring others through your actions. Support strategic proposals and help to embed change.
  • Delivering Results: Achieve your personal objectives. Understand business plans and assist their delivery by focusing your contribution accordingly, to align with overall priorities and implementing strategies that support their delivery. Plan, control and resource matters effectively, delegating wherever possible/appropriate and monitor delivery, managing any issues arising on matters you have personal or Matter Executive responsibility for.
  • Growing our People: Play an active role in the development of those you have responsibility for. Cement your standing as an ‘expert' in your chosen area / sector. Deepen technical know-how, commercial acumen and sector / market knowledge.
  • Developing our Business: Make a meaningful contribution to efforts to develop new client relationships. Take a lead role in the firm's efforts to protect and enhance existing client relationships. Identify opportunities to lead CRM activities, build you own network and cross-refer work where appropriate.

What Will You Need?

  • Relevant experience working on high quality construction and engineering projects
  • To thrive in a collaborative setting, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a complex and varied workload
  • Self-motivation and a willingness to learn
  • Experience of managing and supporting others to develop their skills and knowledge
  • Experience of effective matter management and business development
  • You must be a SRA or Law Society of Scotland registered lawyer 


Want to know more about the benefits we offer? Click here for a full overview of our brilliant reward package and find out more about the benefits of a legal career with Burges Salmon, here.

We're committed to finding the right person for this role and we're open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process.

Get in Touch

Would you like to learn more? If so, please contact Chris Jenkinson - 0117 307 2246 - for an informal and confidential conversation.

Ready to swim against the tide as a future industry leader? Are you ready to make a leap? Make a splash…

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