Posted Date:  15 Sep 2023
Posting End Date:  12-Oct-2023
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  General Counsel
Salary (£):  £50,000-£75,000

Construction Legal Counsel


Hello, we’re Severn Trent and we think water is wonderful. Oh, we’re pretty keen on people too.


24 hours a day, 365 days a year we serve 4.8 million households and business across the heart of the UK. Each cuppa drank and every toilet flushed is only possible because of the 6,500 brilliant team members working across our patch.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality. We know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our customers and the communities where they live.


We are looking for someone to join our dynamic and diverse team to provide legal services on  construction and water industry matters. You will be working with our business to help deliver its strategic objectives and the vision of the General Counsel team, and as you are working in a dedicated legal team, you will benefit from the support of colleagues throughout so that we are able to drive and ensure we create an awesome place to work. This is an opportunity which doesn’t come up often - you will be working closely with our construction legal counsel and our commercial business teams to draft and negotiate high value construction contracts with our  supply chain partners on Severn Trent’s  £1Billion construction frameworks. In addition, you will assist with the business partnering for our Developer Services business unit who are responsible for water and waste connections made to our network. 


Are you a junior construction solicitor or barrister with demonstrable construction experience  and looking to work in an environment like never before? 




Reporting into a Senior Legal Counsel, you will be Legal Counsel within the Severn Trent group legal team and you will be part of the team leading on non-contentious matters in relation in relation to Severn Trent’s construction contracts  and will advise our business teams on construction contract management matters including contentious matters.  We will look for you to assist in our contracts approval board to ensure that all awards of contract and negotiations meet Severn Trent’s requirements. You will also be part of our team to deliver legal support to our Developer Services team on a wider range of matters including advising on statutory and regulatory obligations.


You will assist in the development and implementation of strategic business plans and company performance targets which will ensure that our long-term business goals are protected.You will be constantly reviewing and considering any forthcoming changes in legal or regulatory requirements which could impact on us as a business and our framework, and you will proactively consider strategic and policy objectives of the company with a view to influencing key internal and external stakeholders. 


What is equally important for you and us as a business is ensuring customers’ needs are at the heart of all advice and decisions which we make. This is a business leader role with regular reporting into senior stakeholders in our businesses, so we will look for your to be happy to challenge the leaders of our business. 




The right skills and experience are important. But if you have the right character, positivity and a caring attitude we want to talk to you, too.  


If you have experience within construction law and gained this either from a law firm or in house PQE and have the ability to lean on your learnt experience of NEC framework contracts, we’d love to hear from you!


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We want people who show up and get involve. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you? 




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live. 


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:  


  • 31 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)  
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to 20% of salary dependent on company performance)  
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)  
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate.  
  • 10% monthly discount with Busy Bee Nurseries, and one-week free childcare 
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’  
  • Private medical cover, life assurance, income protection and personal accident cover  
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers.  
  • Family friendly policies  
  • Two volunteering days per year




We can’t wait to hear from you.  

Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please do reach out to our amazing team of recruiters at 


And if your curiosity has peaked and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media. 


Ps. we’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails!