Contract Counsel Legal Engineer - 6 month FTC

London (Greater)
22 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
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Full time

We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.

Hear from Ed Stacey, Tax People Leader about what a career in Tax could mean for you - from development, to our culture, to what we value in our people when building our team.


Our Technology team enables the development and adoption of new technologies within PwC and with our clients. We are a diverse and multi-disciplinary group of approx. 60 people, including data scientists, developers and product managers.

We are looking for an experienced commercial solicitor of 4 years PQE+ to play a key role in developing our Contract Counsel product.

Contract Counsel revolutionises contract review for clients. Its sophisticated algorithms apply PwC’s legal expertise to enable automated contract risk review; delivering ground breaking efficiency savings and improved risk management across areas like commercial contracting and legal due diligence.

As a “Legal engineer”, you will be responsible for training Contract Counsel and configuring it for our clients’ needs. The core responsibilities and attributes are:


  • Current practicing certificate and 4 years+ PQE

  • Significant experience in an in-house commercial legal team, with strong drafting skills

  • Strong leadership of self- highly organised, able to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines, confident in managing complex stakeholder relationships

  • Demonstrable commercial acumen

  • The ability to use (or quickly learn how to use) new software tools to aid in training Contract Counsel

  • Awareness of the latest trends in Legal Technologies and how emerging technologies can be used to add value and transform the the legal industry

  • Positive, can-do attitude with the ability to adapt and work effectively in a changing environment.

  • Eager to learn new skills and take on a variety of different tasks.

  • A commitment to excellence evidenced through the production of high quality outputs and managing challenges.

  • Ability to self-motivate, work independently and collaborate with others as part of a wider-team.

  • Communicate confidently and effectively with stakeholders both in written and verbal form, with the ability to build and maintain good relationships.


  • Have an understanding of neuroscience and psychology and be able to incorporate this knowledge and understanding into the design of training and product functionality to deliver the most effective learning experience.

  • Work with client facing stakeholders from all lines of service and all PwC territories globally, to identify opportunities to deliver training to clients.

  • Quickly understand different business contexts so that you can provide valuable challenge and guidance.

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The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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