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Legal Counsel


Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

We are now looking for a Legal Counsel for our Campus and Real Estate Services

Your role and goals

You are in a key position to provide legal expert support to our Financial Services and Aalto Campus and Real Estate Services (AaltoCRE) with a special focus on real estate, public procurement and construction related legal questions. The work includes hands-on support on variety of assignments related to constructions projects, real estate development, transactions, procurement and management of our real estate portfolio and group company administration. You will proactively manage legal risks and compliance within your area of responsibility by counselling, advising and participating in contract negotiations. You also actively provide training and work on developing internal guidelines, toolkits, and best practices on legal and administrative topics. You work closely with Campus Real Estate Services, procurement team and Aalto University leadership. You are supported and surrounded by a colleague team of legal experts.

Your experience and ambitions

You are an experienced legal professional, having solid experience as in-house legal counsel or legal counsel at law firm. You have a team player attitude combined with high degree of integrity. Your working style is service-minded, collaborative, solution oriented and systematic. We value your: 

  • Experience in real estate and construction
  • Knowledge of legal praxis concerning public procurement – you know how to execute construction projects in framework of public procurement
  • Strong communication, negotiation and decision-making skills, as well as ability to work independently on demanding cases
  • Ability to learn quickly and integrate to university environment
  • Excellent written and verbal command of Finnish and English, and
  • Master’s degree in law

Why join us?

Aalto University campus is a meeting place for the university, its partners and people living in the area. Aalto CRE maintains, develops and rents out Aalto University facilities in Otaniemi and Töölö. Aalto CRE also builds new concepts and shared facilities for parties outside the university, thus turning Otaniemi into a unique partnership centre and the most inspiring campus in the world. 

We offer you a meaningful and challenging position in an innovative and forward-looking Aalto University. At Aalto, we are committed in ambitiously building a better world and offer you a chance to participate and contribute to realizing our vision as a member of our legal team. The position is permanent and versatile. We have a flexible modern working culture. Whether your day starts at our Otaniemi office, at home, or at a café, what matters is your proactive attitude, growth mindset and ambition and ability to impact.

We are located at our growing campus in Otaniemi, Espoo, along the metro line. For more information about Aalto as employer 

Ready to apply?

We’d be interested in getting to know you better to see if your personality and ambitions align with our vision. Please submit your application through our recruitment system by clicking the below ‘Apply Now’ link.

Apply latest by January 19th, 2021 and please share your CV, cover letter and any other information that proves your qualification for the open position

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can contact Kristiina Kemetter, Head of Legal, p. on +358 40 522 1887, available on 22.12 from 10 – 11 am and 7.1.2021 from 12noon - 1 pm.

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