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Senior Counsel Defense

Date: Nov 13, 2022

Location: Papendrecht, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

The Senior Legal Counsel provide legal advice and support to the Defense Airframe business line and operations in the UK and the Netherlands. In this position will report directly to the Head of Legal – Defense and will work closely with the Defense Airframe Leadership in the UK and the Netherlands.  This role will support business strategy decisions, contract negotiations, disputes, industrial security, export control and other compliance issues.

Job Responsibilities


  • FAR/DFARS compliance and subcontract flowdowns, including training.
  • International defense contracting, including FMS/DCS and industrial participation requirements.
  • Commercial contracts and disputes.
  • Commercial terms and conditions and risk analysis..
  • Collaborate with GKN lawyers around the world to procure local laws advice when needed.
  • Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Real Estate.
  • Support HR, Ethics, Security, and Export Control when needed.
  • Internal investigations.

Job Qualifications

  • A juris doctor (LLM is ) and an active license to practice law in the region where employed are required.
  • 10+ years of experience as a licensed attorney, incuding in-house experience with a company that is a government contractor.
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.
  • Must be able to travel 25% of the time.



What do we offer

You will be working in an international environment with a local culture with the following package:

- Annual salary up to a maximum of € 145.000 based on full-time(depending on work experience and expertise). 
- Possibility to earn up to 36 % bonus.
- Attractive pension.
- 30 days off.
- A flexible home working policy where you can work from home a few days a week.
- Informal atmosphere in a dynamic and ambitious department.
- Unique opportunity to work for a market leader.


More information

If you are interested, you can apply directly via the Apply Now button at the GKN career site with a CV and motivation.

If you have any questions, you can contact our senior recruiter, Bart Hermsen, for further information: +31 - 629319377