Job Title :Project Management Solicitor (Property / Banking Law), Dublin.

Our client, a top tier Law firm in Dublin is currently recruiting for a Project Management Solicitor ( Property / Banking) to join their team in Dublin.

The Role:

  • Manage and co-ordinate large due diligence and remediation projects across  loan and property portfolios and large document review projects
  • Assist with the strategic management of the firm’s Projects Unit, specifically in the area of  Real Estate, Banking/Secured Lending and provide input into the creation, implementation and management of new and innovative workflows on data review projects and into the development of future client/business sector opportunities
  • Work with  the Management team and other practice areas within the firm to proactively identify opportunities for the unit. This will include: understanding the business areas and work carried on in that practice area; andhaving overall responsibility for the daily management of large scale data projects and directing/managing several projects simultaneously, and being the main point of liaison/interaction with the client and with Partners and Associates in other practice areas
  • Monitor market trends in data review, Artificial Intelligence and/or other related software and liaise with Management to help to identify new business opportunities
  • Maintain a working knowledge of available technology to ensure efficient quality output and to supervise the delivery of clear, professional and supportive feedback to reviewers in order to maintain quality standards
  • Manage direct reports at applicable levels within the team
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Project Specialists, who will offer specific, project-centric assistance in various key areas
  • Assist  in preparing for upcoming projects and in defining project scope, goals and deliverables. This will involve liaising with the client and with other fee earners and with various providers in relation to the timing and prioritising of data capture, data review and all applicable project outputs.
  • Assist with general resourcing for pipeline projects and assist with cost estimates and pricing and update the client on pricing
  • Communicate on a regular basis with clients and with Management  and provide progress reports to clients and to other relevant parties and report on issues arising
  • Work in conjunction with Management to ensure that all timelines on a project are adhered to, identifying resource requirements, estimating timelines and costs and providing appropriate support in these areas 
  • Assist Management in ensuring that all protocols, processes and procedures identified during relevant project phases are adhered to and assist with the drafting of such protocols as required
  • Oversee the delivery of all project goals and outputs in accordance with client requirements and often in adherence to tight time schedules
  • Assist Management with the general management of the team and junior lawyers 
  • Oversee appropriate performance monitoring and evaluation of junior team members, including identifying issues, monitoring work output levels, ensuring time input is in line with agreed cost models and carrying out performance reviews
  • Oversee and execute a detailed Quality Control system i.e. review of work completed by junior team members, with significant analysis of quality of output across all project teams, with assistance from Project Specialists where applicable
  • Oversee and execute all legal and technical training, working with Project Specialists to develop and deliver training

The Person:

  • Qualified solicitor with a minimum of 5 years PQE working in a legal practice ideally in a large law firm or as part of an in-house legal team, preferably in the financial services or property sector
  • Specialist legal knowledge and experience in Real Estate or in Banking & Secured Lending essential
  • Excellent project management skills including the ability to co-ordinate and report on large amounts of data across a number of projects. 
  • Excellent operational planning, organisational / work management skills to get through a heavy workload with the team effectively and efficiently 
  • Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Word applications essential
  • Familiarity with legal technology in a relevant practice area desirable
  • Excellent analytical and interpretative abilities with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. The ability to absorb large amounts of information and present key aspects in a coordinated, user-friendly manner
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with flexible attitude towards responsibilities
  • Ability to research legal issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skillsExcellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take ownership and responsibility, to be proactive and be able to react quickly and with a sense of urgency to project demands. Work well under pressure and to tight timelines

Interested applicants should contact Yvonne Kelly in strict confidence on +353 1 6087713 or send your CV to ykelly@keanemcdonald.com. Absolute discretion is assured.

 

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