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Associate - Power - NQ

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We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified lawyer (NQ-PQE 3) to join our Energy and Projects team.


About the role

We are ranked Band 1 by Legal 500 for Energy and Projects.
This is a great opportunity to work as part of an experienced and friendly team advising clients on all types of energy projects including onshore and offshore wind; district heating; energy from waste; combined heat and power projects as well as complex infrastructure projects in the transport (road, rail, shipping and aviation); housing; education; health and waste sectors. 
You will be based in Glasgow but will work on projects throughout the UK and with an international dimension.
Our Energy and Projects Team acts for many of the largest developers, funders and contractors in the market as well as public sector bodies throughout the UK and beyond. The transaction based work is client facing; varied; fast-paced; and challenging. 
The role involves working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with other groups throughout CMS and providing first class professional service for our clients in  the  energy and infrastructure sectors. You will draft and negotiate a wide variety of  documents and organise and attend completion meetings across the UK and overseas.

CMS has a global footprint and lawyers at all levels are given the opportunity to build a firm network through attending learning and development courses in other CMS jurisdictions with colleagues in other offices.


About you

The ideal candidate will: 

- be admitted  (or be about to be admitted) as a lawyer to the Law Society of Scotland or the Law Society  of England & Wales, working in the private sector; in-house;  public sector; or in local government.

- be NQ - PQE 3;

- have experience in all or some of: energy projects; infrastructure projects; construction; public procurement; or have had some exposure to these areas of practice during your traineeship;

- be hard working, enjoy a challenge and be happy to work as part of a team to meet deadlines;

- be well-organised; logical; practical; and proactive;

- have excellent attention to detail;

- have good written and oral communication skills; and

- be willing to attend business development events and start building their own network. 


About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide. 

A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.  We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.


Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here.to view the diversity pages on our website.


How to apply

If you are interested please apply online.  If you have any queries, please contact Tahira Choudhry, Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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