Legal Counsel | senior position
Van Oord
Rotterdam, Netherlands
1 dag geleden

The position

As Legal Counsel you will actively support the Business Unit Dredging & Marine Construction in the acquisition and execution of international projects.

In that capacity, the identification, analysis and management of legal and contractual risks are of the utmost importance.

You will also advise the Procurement Department, play an important role in contract standardisation and represent the Legal Department in drafting and negotiating subcontracts, joint venture and consortium agreements.

You will be based in Rotterdam and occasionally required to travel abroad on short business trips.

You will be working closely together with the technical and commercial colleagues at the head office, and with the operational colleagues on site.

Your focus is not only on the legal side of things but also on the operational and commercial aspects that come into play.

Your responsibilities

  • Analysing tender documents, issued by international clients (both public and private entities);
  • Identifying legal and contractual risks;
  • Drafting contractual conditions that qualify our commercial offer;
  • Supporting your commercial colleagues at negotiations;
  • Drafting the complete spectrum of contractual documents and agreements required for the correct execution of an international project, from pre-qualification to final taking-over;
  • Contributing in the development and implementation of standard contracts, company policies and other procedures with legal implications;
  • Handling legal disputes in cooperation with the area management, the project team and where necessary with external counsel.

    You need to be permitted to work in the EU and prepared to live in the Netherlands.

    We expect you to be a pro-active, self-confident, constructive and creative advisor, who looks for solutions, values teamwork and can put things in perspective.

    The ideal candidate is capable of working in different teams and on different projects simultaneously. Because Van Oord has live projects in various parts of the world and in different time zones, some flexibility with regard to working times is important.

    Job requirements

  • a Master’s degree in law, with a specialisation in construction or maritime law;
  • At least six years of working experience preferably in civil or marine construction;
  • Experience with FIDIC, NEC, LOGIC and / or BIMCO standard contracts is a plus;
  • Experience with contracts governed by English law;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is crucial, knowledge of other languages is a plus;
  • Well-developed negotiating and drafting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    Able to perform well under pressure.

    We offer

    Work in an international, high demanding and dynamic organisation, with the possibility to truly have an impact on our business, people and environment.

    We offer a complete package with excellent secondary employment benefits. The package includes among other things :

  • A salary that matches your responsibilities and experience;
  • An excellent pension scheme;
  • A variable bonus;
  • Opportunities for professional development;
  • An attractive travel allowance (where relevant);
  • Collective health insurance (optional).

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