Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, manufacturing and operational consultancy services to the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, defence, health and energy sectors.

Williams Advanced Engineering helps businesses meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

Williams Advanced Engineering has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a company employing 350 people engaged in many innovative and transformative technical areas for a growing list of clients.

Senior Legal Counsel

Senior Legal Counsel

Williams Advanced Engineering are currently recruiting for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our Legal Team on a permanent basis.

The purpose of the role is to provide proactive, pragmatic and commercial legal advice to the business as well as mitigating and managing legal risks.

Duties will include but are not limited to drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts. These will include collaboration, supply, non-disclosure and licence agreements among others.

You will be responsible for advising on registered and unregistered IP portfolios, assisting the General Counsel in anticipating legal risks and devising effective solutions to mitigate them, managing litigation and working with external legal counsel to build strong relationships.

You will also be assisting in identifying and preparing appropriate compliance programmes and policies, assisting in the roll out of these along with appropriate training when required. You will be assisting with employment-related matters for all staff.

We are seeking someone with several years PQE ideally with a combination of private practice training from a leading law firm and some equivalent in-house experience. The successful individual will be expected to have extensive experience in commercial contracts, ideally with an intellectual property background too. Previous experience with engineering and international contracts would stand out.

You will be able to demonstrate strong negotiation and legal drafting skills. As well as finding creative solutions to legal and commercial issues, you will also be able to stand firm on key issues such as commercial risk and liability. You are influential and details orientated, able to work at pace across multiple matters, exercise sound strong judgement and see the bigger picture.

This is an exciting opportunity to further your career within Williams Advanced Engineering Limited.

Closing date: 10th December 2021

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. We are therefore happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments where required.

26 Days Holiday

Increases with service and also options to buy and sell

4 x Car Schemes

Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan car schemes available

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits

Vouchers & Teds Premier Childcare

Health and Fitness

Free on-site gym with Health and Fitness classes and Osteo treatment

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Save money on health and medical benefits


Life Assurance, Long term disability insurance

Staff Events

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website wae.com/careers.