In House Counsel

Reference 2024-15954

Non fixed term

Manchester, Europe



Your missions

Framatome is a major international player in the nuclear energy market recognised for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the global nuclear fleet. The company designs, manufactures, and installs components, fuel and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants and offers a full range of reactor services.

With 14,000 employees worldwide, every day Framatome’s expertise helps its customers improve the safety and performance of their nuclear plants and achieve their economic and societal goals.

Due to our ongoing growth within the UK, we are recruiting for a qualified Solicitor to join our Legal team.

Reporting into the Head of Legal UK, this is a highly varied role, and you’ll provide legal advice and support on legal issues affecting the business, which will involve working with the following key business functions: Commercial, Projects, Purchasing, Regulatory, Risk and Finance.

You’ll ideally have 3-6 years PQE experience in construction, or commercial law with a leading international law firm or in-house team. Previous in-house experience in the Energy/Nuclear sector or a strong interest in the energy sector is highly desirable and you’ll have excellent drafting and presentation skills, with excellent attention to detail.

The role is part of global legal team and will work closely with the wider legal department. The role is extensive and varied, and the candidate must be prepared to adapt to evolving job demands and may be asked to undertake duties that may not be detailed in their job description, but which they may reasonably be expected to perform.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, review, lead and assist in the negotiation of various contracts, NDAs, Sub-consultancy agreements, joint venture agreements and other commercial matters as required.
  • Identify clauses that present legal, insurance and commercial risks. Propose alternative wording, and liaise with project leaders, other in-house counsel, and/or clients to facilitate changes in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to best practices regarding standard contract management, tools, and precedents.
  • Provide support, and management as directed by the Head of Legal UK, of claims involving the company.
  • Provide in-house training.
  • Contribute to the maintenance standard terms and conditions for the business.
  • Assist in export control matters.
  • Assist with general risk management and corporate governance (including Company Secretarial matters).


You are

To be considered, we require the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Qualified Solicitor (English or Scottish) experienced in Construction, Projects or Commercial law within an international law firm or in house team.
  • Experience of working within the energy or nuclear sector would be preferable.
  • Excellent drafting skills and attention to detail required.

Additional information

Specialization: J2 - Business law

Level of education (all) Bachelor

Place: United Kingdom, Europe, Manchester

Travel: 25%

Employment level: Non cadre