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Job Title Construction and Engineering Associate
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Experience 3+ years PQE
Job Location Bristol / Edinburgh
Level Lawyer

Realise Your Potential

When you join Burges Salmon, you will be at the forefront of a market-leading team at an exciting time of expansion. You will benefit from the guidance, support and expertise of an award-winning Leadership team.

At Burges Salmon, we provide a collaborative, friendly and sociable setting in which to thrive and realise your potential and place great importance on professional development with a structured path to help lawyers to advance their career.

The team

Our construction and engineering team is ranked Band 1, National Leader; we have "considerable expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters" and according to one observer are ‘as good as any magic circle firm’. Four of our lawyers have individual rankings (Chambers 2020).

Our widely respected team is one of the largest dedicated construction teams in the UK, with offices in London, Edinburgh and Bristol and a strong profile in the transport, infrastructure, energy and real estate sectors. The team is in a growth cycle reflecting the success of the team and the wider firm in key sectors.


We specialise in strategic projects and complex dispute resolution. With a strong UK-wide presence, clients include central and local government, utilities, developers, funder and investors, Tier 1 contractors as well as end-users. Clients include:

Affinity Water // Costain // RBS // EDF // The Crown Estate // Equitix // Highways England // Investec Bank // Transport for London

The range of work continues to grow and includes:

  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Regeneration and commercial development and
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution.

We are working on projects such as: the Thames Tideway Tunnel, HS2, nuclear new build, The O2, M4 and Filton Airport development.


We look for ambitious solutions-focused individuals with an interest in the built environment, who are keen to develop their knowledge and skills across a variety of project-types and sectors in what is a fast changing landscape for construction and infrastructure.  You will have strong recent and relevant work experience advising on engineering and construction contracts in at least one of our key sectors. You will be a strong team player, able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively, and eager to accelerate your development and that of the wider team and firm.

We are interested in speaking to lawyers with transactional or contentious work as a preference or, indeed, a mix of the two.

We are committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working patterns and office location.

We are also interested in candidates who are Scottish qualified. The firm will support and fund successful candidates to become dual qualified (if not already English law qualified), including study leave and exam hotel expenses.

Get in touch!

For a confidential conversation to find out more call Victoria Lewton on 0117 307 6942


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Burges Salmon is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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