1. SENIOR TECHNICAL CONSULTANT - 1 Position
  2. SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL, LEGAL & COMPLIANCE  - 1 Position

  3. EXECUTIVE OFFICER, LEGAL & COMPLIANCE  - 1 Position

 

1. SENIOR TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

 JOB PURPOSE

The job holder will be responsible to oversee and project manage the infrastructure rectification works and hand-over of infrastructure projects under the BEDB’s portfolio. The job holder will also be responsible in all aspects of the said projects, including contract management, tender, site inspections and reporting to management and/or relevant authorities.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  1. Manages and oversees the day to day operational activities of the projects until completion.
  2. Provide technical guidance to resolve various project issues.
  3. Manage the implementation of the identified rectification works including the tracking, expediting and completion of the project cycles.
  4. Interface with appropriate management levels including management and relevant authorities to obtain necessary approvals and manage risk in accordance with governance.
  5. Act as lead to liaise with consultant, contractors, sub-contractors, and other stakeholders.
  6. Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed.
  7. Recommend proactive solutions to improve project execution.
  8. Able to conduct analysis and cost assessment for rectification of residential and industrial structures and infrastructure.


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  1. A BSc in Civil or Structural Engineering (or higher in similar field or equivalent) with at least 8 – 10 years’ relevant experience.
  2. Experience in geotechnical, structural integrity, drainage, oil & gas industry or construction sector of major development will be an advantage.
  3. Registered with a recognised professional association.
    Strong track record of successfully completed projects in construction industry.
  4. Strong knowledge of safety, environmental, building codes, planning regulations.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  1. Demonstrate strong organisational, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills.
  2. Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent business and technical writing.
  3. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision with attention to detail and accuracy.
  4. Capable of managing multiple projects.
  5. Proficient in Microsoft suite and AUTOCAD.

GENERAL TERMS

  1. This is a fixed-term twenty-four (24) months contract, subject to renewal.
  2. May be required to work beyond office hours or during weekends.
  3. A comprehensive and attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate depending on qualification, age and experience.
  4. Priority will be given to Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents.

 


 2. SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL, LEGAL & COMPLIANCE

 
JOB PURPOSE
 

Successful candidate will be required to primarily:

  1. Lead the provision of legal advice, drafting and/or negotiations in complex projects and infrastructure delivery transactions associated with the main core function of the Brunei Economic Development Board (“BEDB”).
  2. Be generally aware of the BEDB related activities that may give rise to material operational legal risk issues associated with activities carried out by the BEDB with a view of mitigating or eliminating operational risks.
  3. Lead, manage and train legal personnel to provide legal advice that is practical and commercial to give effect to the required outcomes directed (including commercial, technical and/or social outcomes) and to carry out the necessary operational activities of the BEDB. 

PARTICULARS 

Successful candidate will be expected to:
 
1.    Provide:

  • Legal advice, drafting and/or negotiations complex projects and infrastructure delivery related transactions associated with the BEDB’s core function of facilitating and implementation of foreign direct investments and, where instructed, projects and infrastructure delivery related transactions relating to the government and associated entities.
  • Legal advice to management and BEDB division personnel on achieving operational outcomes for the organisation and on matters where the legal issues may not have entirely clear precedents that would enable the conferral of advice in a straight forward manner.
  • Manage and assess other legal personnel in performing their job criteria outcomes and training legal personnel.

2.    Working with relevant internal departments to raise awareness of the need to request for and receive legal advice.

3.    Requesting for, managing and maintaining external counsel as and when necessary.

4.    Proactively assess and advise potential material legal risks to activities undertaken by the BEDB as and when it is required or becomes aware of such risks.

5.    Ensuring compliance with all BEDB’s policies and procedures and in line with Brunei’s legislation and regulations.

6.    Liaise with relevant internal departments to identify operational issues where legal advice is required.

7.    Support our internal investigations team as needed.

8.    Assist in developing legal relationships with third parties in Brunei and internationally to give effect to activities undertaken by the BEDB where possible.

9.    Effective management of legal budgeting.

10.  Maintain and manage relationships with third parties including external counsel, vendors, and other organizational partners (directly and indirectly).
 
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
 
Minimum Qualifications and Experience: 

  1. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from a university located in a common law jurisdiction.
  2. Strong projects and infrastructure knowledge, particularly in projects delivery and non-contentious construction.
  3. A good 6-8 years of relevant working experience in advising, drafting and negotiating on projects and infrastructure related transactions.  Candidates should submit with their CVs, a transaction sheet providing particulars of relevant transactions they have materially advised, drafted and/or negotiated on (to the extent they are permitted under confidentiality obligations). 


PREFERENCE FOR CANDIDATES
 
Preference is given to candidates with:

  1. Admissions as a solicitor in a common law jurisdiction (particularly in England and Wales, any of the Australian States or Territories, Malaysia, Singapore and/or Brunei), however candidates with an admission as a barrister in England and Wales is also an advantage.
  2. Exposure to chemicals, energy, oil and gas, transport and/or social projects and infrastructure transactions experience.
  3. Corporate governance, project financing and/or contentious construction capability provided that candidates meet B1 requirements above; and
  4. Master of Laws (LL.M) where subject matter is relevant to primary BEDB activities.

3. EXECUTIVE OFFICER, LEGAL & COMPLIANCE 
 

 JOB PURPOSE 

Successful candidate will be required to primarily:

  1. provide administrative assistance to senior colleagues when required;

  2. assist senior colleagues with research on common law cases required for (i) drafting and negotiations; and (ii) provisions of legal advice;

  3. draft and provide advice on legal matters required of the candidate under the supervision of a senior colleague, when instructed; and

  4. familiarise him or herself with the areas of law relating to projects and infrastructure transactions (training will be provided, including reverse secondments with tier 1 international law firms to participate in their internal training programs).

PARTICULARS OF JOB DESCRIPTION

Successful candidate will be expected to:

  1. perform administrative tasks required of senior legal colleagues;

  2. provide assistance to senior legal colleagues, where instructed, relating to drafting and provision of legal advice in respect of transactions associated with the BEDB’s core function of facilitating and implementation of foreign direct investments and, where instructed, projects and infrastructure delivery related transactions relating to the government and associated entities;

  3. perform continuous legal research on points of law including keeping abreast of any legislative changes in Brunei to ensure that the advice given are in line with Brunei’s legislation and regulations;

  4. familiarise him or herself with the areas of law relating to projects and infrastructure transactions;

  5. where instructed, attend, and provide seminars on areas of law relevant to common transactions associated with the structuring, development, implementation, operations, maintenance, revitalisation and commissioning of projects and infrastructure related transactions, particularly in respect of foreign direct investments;

  6. working with relevant internal departments to raise awareness of the need to request for and receive legal advice;

  7. proactively assess and advise potential material legal risks to activities undertaken by the BEDB as and when it is required or becomes aware of such risks;

  8. ensuring compliance with all BEDB’s policies and procedures and in line with Brunei’s legislation and regulations;

  9. liaise with relevant internal departments to identify operational issues where legal advice is required;

  10. support our internal investigations team as needed;
  11. assist in developing legal relationships with third parties in Brunei and internationally to give effect to activities undertaken by the BEDB where possible; and
  12. maintain and manage relationships with third parties including external counsel, vendors, and other organizational partners (directly and indirectly)

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS   Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:  

  1. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from a university located in a common law jurisdiction.

  2. Required to work (a) past 5 pm; (b) weekends; and (c) during leave, where necessary.

PREFERENCE FOR CANDIDATES    Preference is given to candidates with:

  1. Admissions as a solicitor in a common law jurisdiction (particularly in England and Wales, any of the Australian States or Territories, Malaysia, Singapore and/or Brunei), however candidates with an admission as a barrister in England and Wales is also an advantage.

  2. Interest in projects and infrastructure transactions, particularly projects delivery and construction.

  3. 1-3 PQE in projects and infrastructure related transactions (any part of the projects and infrastructure cycle).



Please complete the Application for Employment Form together with your full resume, a recent passport-sized photograph and copies of relevant supporting documentation on or before 5.00pm on 20 June 2018 to the following address:
 
Head of Human Resource & Administration
The Brunei Economic Development Board
Block 2D, Bangunan Kerajaan, Jalan Kumbang Pasang
Bandar Seri Begawan BA1311
Brunei Darussalam