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Contracts Negotiator

  • Job reference: 921628
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Office & Commercial
  • Date posted: 11/01/2019

US multinational energy business is seeking a Contracts Negotiator to join their team in Central London on an interim basis for 12 months. You must have a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC).

The ideal candidate will have experience of analysing, reviewing, drafting and negotiationg legal documentation. Knowledge of contract/general commercial law and ideally having in-house experience within the energy sector.


  • Analysis, review, drafting, negotiation and execution of general terms & conditions and supply agreements, including review of customer proposed terms & conditions (under the guidance of inhouse Counsel as appropriate);
  • Liaison with UK Marketing business unit, inhouse Counsel, and any other relevant internal stakeholders to facilitate review, drafting and negotiation of general terms & conditions and supply agreements with customers;
  • Keeping precedent agreement templates up to date;
  • Developing and maintaining the Contract Database for UK Marketing business unit;
  • Maintaining contractual records and documentation in accordance with internal policy and procedures;
  • Supporting UK Marketing business unit in all matters pertaining to UK Marketing agreements including:
    • terminations, variations, assignment/ novations, breach of contract claims, (under guidance of inhouse Counsel), as required;
    • facilitating registration/ release of company charges against customer's property (supported by external law firm).

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, effective interface with other internal stakeholders including the UK Marketing business unit, Credit Team and Legal Team. Liaison with colleagues at all levels in an appropriate manner;
  • Flexible, able to work in a pressurised environment and manage multiple priorities.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under own initiative and with minimum supervision - exhibits strong personal, professional and emotional maturity;
  • Commercially astute - understands business implications and sensitivities based on potential impacts of contract language.


  • Minimum Legal Practice Course qualified (England) ESSENTIAL;
  • Experience of analysis, review, drafting and negotiation of legal documentation ESSENTIAL;
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills ESSENTIAL.
  • Excellent organisational skills ESSENTIAL;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - strong emotional intelligence and awareness;
  • High attention to detail and strong sense of judgment and critical thinking insight;
  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills;
  • Proactive, demonstrates initiative and anticipates requirements;
  • Well presented, confident and reliable;
  • High proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,) ESSENTIAL

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.