Head of Legal (Engineering, Projects, Utilities)

Job Title: Head of Legal (Engineering, Projects, Utilities)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD 130000 to SGD 200000
Reference: CT/HOL/EPU/SG
Contact Name: Clement Tan
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 26, 2020 21:00

Job Description

  • High visibility role and part of the Singapore’s leadership team
  • Fast-paced, dynamic environment with a broad range of challenges
  • Strong compensation package

Our client, a global MNC in the engineering/projects/utilities space, is looking for their first legal hire in Singapore. This role will be part of the company’s leadership team for Singapore as the pioneer counsel. This is an ideal role for an experienced lawyer looking to step up into a leadership position in a high visibility role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Respond to tenders, draft, negotiate and review various types of commercial contracts
  • Improve existing standard contracts, systems and procedures, provides training and guidance to internal clients
  • Provide consistent and pragmatic legal advice and advising the country head as well as regional teams
  • Manage and oversee claims, litigation claims and emerging disputes when necessary
  • Provide training and ensuring compliance and policies such as anti-bribery laws, anti-competition laws
  • Monitor and help with corporate secretarial matters such as annual general meeting and board meeting of the group entities within the region
  • Whenever expert assistance is required, liaise and coordinate work with external counsel or local firms

Key Requirements

  • 5 or more PQE and called to the Bar, trained at top law firms
  • Engineering experience is ideal, but data privacy and corporate secretarial experience would be also be an advantage
  • Regional experience in the SEA regions would be an advantage
  • Strong legal foundation both in private practice and inhouse, with exposure to compliance work
  • Strong communicator, with commercial acumen and a creative problem solver/leader


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