Solicitor, Non - Contentious Construction (NQ - 4 years PQE)

Location: Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Experience: n/a

Closing Date: 30 June 2022

Solicitor, Non - Contentious Construction (NQ - 4 years PQE)

MacRoberts continues to develop and grow as a dynamic, modern Scottish law firm, serving businesses and private individuals, with strong leadership and operational excellence. We are a firm which is collegiate and are set apart from our competitors by our quality of service, industry knowledge, legal expertise and the ability to deliver innovative solutions for our clients.

We are committed to providing the highest-quality service to our clients. We achieve this through recruiting and developing high-calibre, talented individuals throughout the firm. We recognise that our staff are vital to continuing the success and growth of our business.

MacRoberts is a law firm where you can really make your mark. Let us be part of your success.

We currently have an opportunity for a solicitor to join our non-contentious construction team based in the central belt of Scotland (with office time in Edinburgh and/or Glasgow).   


The team is part of the largest construction law groups in Scotland, and is renowned for its expertise provided to a range of public and private sector clients across the construction sector. Focusing on public sector building and infrastructure projects, commercial real estate developments and infrastructure and energy projects, we are involved in some of the highest profile projects in Scotland and beyond.  There is an opportunity for the right candidate to join this busy and growing team, working with acknowledged experts in this area, and to be exposed to interesting and complex work for some of the firm’s leading clients. 

Key Responsibilities:


The successful candidate can expect to be involved in the negotiation and drafting of:


  • Standard forms of building contracts (such as SBCC/NEC4/MF1) and amendments
  • Consultant appointments
  • Collateral warranties
  • Novation agreements
  • Bonds
  • Parent Company Guarantees
  • Construction-related obligations in Development Agreements and Project Agreements


What we are looking for:


We are looking for candidates with up to 4 years PQE. The ideal candidate should have previous experience working within a non-contentious construction team, but those with experience of working in a general real estate team will be considered.


In addition to being able to demonstrate relevant experience, the successful candidate will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal; an ability to handle a busy and varied workload; have an enthusiastic approach to work and enjoy working in a collegiate environment.




Our approach to agile working allows employees a blend of working from home as well as in the office.


Hours of Work


Monday to Friday 9.00 – 5.00pm



Our Benefits: 

  • An inclusive working environment. We know our employees want a suitable work-life balance according to their different personal circumstances so we support them to achieve this wherever we can - whether it is working from home, working different hours or in an alternative way.
  • A range of benefits.  This includes areas such as pensions & life assurance, health and wellbeing, generous annual leave, holiday purchase plan and enhanced sick pay and family friendly pay.
  • Discretionary pay awards based on performance. We reward success appropriately and assess individual performance against our core values and annual and long-term financial and non-financial objectives.


Any job offers made are subject to successful pre-employment checks, including those from Disclosure Scotland.

MacRoberts LLP is an equal opportunities employer.  This means that we aim to ensure that no applicants nor employees are treated less favourably on the grounds of religion or belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, colour, nationality, or ethnic origin, or are disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

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