An opportunity has arisen to join our Legal Affairs Team whose activities include: commercial contracts (delivering over £20m of one-to-one research and consultancy work), governance, property management, intellectual property (patents and licensing) and legal support to the Security, Quality and HR teams. The Legal Advisor / Commercial Contracts Manager role is to oversee, manage and deliver commercial contracts across the organisation.
Legal Advisor / Commercial Contracts Officer
The main duties and responsibilities for this position are:
•Lead the review and negotiation of legal agreements between TWI and our clients (Members) negotiating terms to TWI’s benefit;
•Ensure that all legal documents are signed in appropriate time frames, communicating directly with our clients legal and procurement teams;
•Assist project change requests and agree contract amendments;
•Advise on work quotation commercial terms including milestone delivery and payment schedule;
•Review calls for tender and bids to highlight potential commercial/contractual risks and opportunities; providing advice from a legal and commercial perspective;
•Support to our project leads through the provision of suitable legal and commercial advise;
•Perform financial management of commercial contracts (invoicing, auditing support);
•Observe compliance to legal, regulatory and internal compliance requirements;
•Progress export control compliance review and submissions; and
•Draft and negotiate ad-hoc agreements including MoUs, supplier/sub-contracting agreement, material transfer agreement, equipment loan agreements, etc.
•Demonstrate ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization;
•Proven ability to negotiate large and/or complex agreements, excellent proof reading skills and high levels of accuracy in drafting documents;
•Capable of working to strict deadlines;
•Ability to be self-motivated, forward plan and prioritise work;
•Be a team player;
•Be confident and diplomatic, with an ability to create and foster working relationships internally and with customers at all levels of the business;
•Have an ability to act with a substantial degree of independence within delegated limits;
•Demonstrate good financial and commercial judgement, numerical confidence and understanding of budgets and project finance;
•Able to manage risk; and
•Have experience of using Microsoft Office
Qualifications & Experience:
•A successful track record of at least three years of working in commercial contracting, ideally in a consultancy services environment, with experience of initiating, negotiating and executing legal agreements
•An applicable degree level or higher qualification (minimum 2:1) is required
•Security Cleared (Baseline Personnel Security Standard or above)
•Experience of using Dynamics and CRM (Client Relationship Management) software
TWI Ltd is a world expert in engineering, materials and joining technologies. We provide industry with advice and know-how in design, fabrication, failure analysis and prevention.
TWI Ltd is committed to treating all employees fairly and to being an inclusive employer. Our aim is to create a work environment where our employees can reach their full potential. We put Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of our people practices to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
Closing Date: 16 Aug 2021