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General Counsel, Building and Construction Authority

Agency: Building and Construction Authority
Job no.: 530849
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Law/Legal Services

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) champions the development of an excellent built environment for our community and future generation. We strive to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment for Singapore. We are looking for resourceful, energetic and self-motivated individuals who are inspired to play an active role to make a difference to Singapore’s built environment. If you share our passion and vision, we invite you to join us.

Work Location: 52 Jurong Gateway Road, #11-01, Singapore 608550

The General Counsel is the chief legal advisor to CEO and Senior Management and leads the strategic and tactical legal initiatives of BCA; identifies manages and mitigates all types of legal risks across the organisation; has an in-depth knowledge of how legal issues affect BCA and the industry that BCA regulates; structures and manages BCA’s Legal Department; develops and oversees the changes to legislation under BCA’s purview; manages and oversees the work of external counsel; directly involved in advising CEO on legal implications of complex policy and legislative issues; ensure that the legal competency within the department fulfils BCA’s strategic thrusts.


  • A law degree [LLB Hons]
  • Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Supreme Court


  • At least 15 years combined experience in private practice and as in-house Counsel
  • Must have broad overview and experience in all aspects of the law.
  • Experience in a public agency is preferable


  • High degree of professional ethics
  • Excellent judgment
  • Analytical skills
  • Pragmatic and solutions driven
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Able to take on responsibility and to quickly gain credibility
  • Strong negotiation and persuasive skills
  • Have an awareness of the organisation’s strategy
  • Able to transform legal issues into a workable solution within the organisation’s context

Successful candidates will be offered contract employment. Remuneration shall commensurate with qualification and experience.

Interested applicants, please apply online.

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