Legal Counsel - Courbevoie

Votre mission


Due to temporary shortage in the legal team, we are looking for a legal counsel to join the legal department of Colas Rail on a temporary basis.


Reporting to the Deputy Legal Director in charge of International Division, you will be part of a company working mainly on large projects in the International Division related to activities in the railway sector (construction and maintenance of railroad lines, tramways, metro, electrification of tracks, overhead lines, etc.).


Vos responsabilités

Your main missions will be the following:

Regarding projects

Analysis of legal documentation with the client on major railway project to manage the main legal risks and opportunities

Drafting, analyzing and reviewing if necessary, and negotiating, in relation with commercial, technical and financial teams, the documentation (initial and amendments) relating to execution of projects;

Review or drafting and negotiation of documents to be concluded with partners (consortium agreement, joint-venture, subcontracts, creation of subsidiaries, etc.);

Providing legal advice to operation teams during the execution of the works contracts in conjunction with the Contract Manager in charge of the project, as well as reviewing or drafting the legal aspects of any claims.

In terms of compliance – implementing the group compliance policy, follow up with compliance practices and monitoring local compliance rules. Co-ordinating with the compliance officer (based in France) in relation to compliance related matters.

There will be opportunities for overseas missions, to work directly with the local project teams (and local lawyers) in relation to specific claims and files.

Votre profil

  • Rigorous, autonomous, open minded, good interpersonal and writing skills, and the ability to listen are the qualities needed to join a team working on international projects.


    You have a higher legal education (degree in law) and have between 3 and 6 years of experience in a rigorous legal environment.


    Missions can be adapted, at first, according to your experience to allow you to take charge of your new perimeter.

    An excellent English level (both written and spoken) is necessary for this position. Candidates with proficiency in Spanish (both written and spoken) will be preferred.


    The position is based at Colas Rail office in Courbevoie, France.