Construction Lawyer

Location: TfGM Transport for Greater Manchester (Piccadilly Place)
Salary From: £56,361
Posted: 02/05/2024
Closing date: 16/05/2024
Closing time: 23:00

Would you relish the opportunity to be at the heart of developing Greater Manchester to be the biggest regional economy outside of London? Are you seeking a new opportunity to further develop your career as an in-house construction lawyer working on high profile, high value projects which contribute towards improving travel for the public of Greater Manchester? If so, then we have the role for you!

Your Role

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is seeking a qualified construction lawyer with between 6-9 years post-qualification experience to assist in the delivery of large scale and high-profile transport projects such as the Bee Network, Bus Franchising, Northern Powerhouse Rail/Network North the Metrolink renewal and enhancement programme, TfGM’s future infrastructure programmes and Facilities Management. It is an exciting time to join our supportive in-house team who are passionate about nurturing our lawyers’ careers within the business providing you with exposure to some fantastic development opportunities.

You can find out more information about the role here..pdf

Who are we?

Joining our large and supportive in-house legal team who cover a number of different areas of expertise, you will ultimately be providing legal services to the Organisation in accordance with policy and organisational requirements and dependent on your level of experience you will support or lead on the negotiating and drafting of construction documentation (including NEC 3 and NEC4) as well as ensuring that risks, as a result of construction elements of transactions, are recognised and managed accordingly.

What you’ll bring

You will be a non-contentious construction solicitor/Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives with experience in the construction law field (preferably in a public sector environment but this is not essential). This role will require substantial and demonstrable post qualification experience in construction matters and experience in NEC construction contracts.

You will have commercial acumen and proven experience of undertaking construction matters with between 6-9 years post-qualification experience. You will also have the ability to engage with private and public sector partners to secure efficient delivery of Greater Manchester’s ambitious transport and infrastructure projects and initiatives.

What we can offer you

As part of a large, supportive and valued legal team, you will be given a diverse and interesting construction workload. You will receive training and support from a highly experienced team, which will enable you to enhance your skills and knowledge. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has made the decision to specialise in the construction field and wishes to become an accomplished construction law practitioner in a unique, innovative and forward-thinking public sector environment.


• A salary of £56,361– £63,438 per annum dependent on competency and level of post-qualification experience

• 28 days holiday per annum (plus bank holidays)

• Flexible and hybrid working options to promote and support a good work/life balance

• Free Metrolink/bus or rail travel to and from work within the Greater Manchester boundary

• Membership of the Greater Manchester Local Government Pension Scheme with generous pension scheme contributions

• Commitment to learning and personal/professional development and upskilling with reimbursement of professional body/membership fees, where essential to the role in question

• Provision of additional support to staff (where required) through TfGM’s employee assistance programme in order to promote better physical and mental health

What’s next?

To apply please visit Construction Lawyer ( and submit your CV together with a covering letter providing clear examples of how your experience meets the requirements for the level of role you are applying for. All appointments will be based on merit. Our short-listing process is anonymised, so please do not include your name or contact details on either of these documents. If any personal details are included these will be visible to the hiring manager.

For more information on working for TfGM including details on our Guaranteed Assessment scheme please visit 

For this opportunity, you must be able to prove you have the right to work in the UK – if in doubt please visit the following link Employers’ right to work checklist – GOV.UK ( Please note we are not a licenced sponsor.