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Corporate Counsel

Location Peterborough, United Kingdom
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000185587

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Job Description:

Job Title: Corporate Counsel   

Salary:  £70,607 – £88,259 (Depending on experience) 

Location  : Peterborough, Cambridgeshire 


25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays  

Up to 20% bonus 

Contributory pension scheme - Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution Up to 10%    

Contributory share scheme - Caterpillar will match 50% of the employee's contribution 

Optional Flexible Benefits including private medical/dental, EV car leasing, holiday purchasing  

Sponsorship:  Not Supported with this role 

Local / Domestic Relocation offered

What are we looking for?  

Caterpillar seeks an experienced Corporate Counsel to support business locations across the Europe, Africa, and Middle East region, including in the U.K., France, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Poland. Based in Peterborough, UK, this position will include a focus on facilities in Caterpillar’s Construction Industries business segment, which manufactures innovative and differentiated construction equipment, including excavators, loaders, and tractors, for customers in industries such as infrastructure, forestry and building construction.  

What experiences can we offer you?  

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high-performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the communities where we live and work. That’s the Power of Everyone.  

This role supports the global Human Resources strategy for a diverse and multifaceted organization of over 100,000 full-time personnel located throughout the world. This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented and highly motivated attorney to join a world-class legal team and work on complex and sophisticated matters for an iconic global company. 


  • Deliver legal counsel and support of our regional business operations on a wide range of labor and employment matters 

  • Establish and maintain relationships, credibility, and trust with Human Resources and business leadership, stakeholders, and Legal Services colleagues across a global organization 

  • Collaborate with colleagues to provide strategic employment and labor law counsel and drive successful outcomes in complex and highly sensitive matters  

  • Manage disputes from claim through litigation, including the retention and direction of external counsel as necessary 

  • Identify and assess legal risks and new developments and advise internal business partners and leadership on development and implementation of policies and procedures 

  • Provide legal training based on risk assessment, strategic objectives, and legal developments 


  • Master’s degree in law (or equivalent qualifications for legal practice)  

  • Fluent working French speaker  

Skills & Experience  

  • Working knowledge of employment and labor law practice experience managing matters for global clients in European jurisdictions, through a large law firm or combination of firm and private corporate settings 

  • Excellent communication skills with a commitment to integrity, professionalism, collegiality, and keeping stakeholders appropriately informed 

  • Good business acumen and experience developing and recommending practical and strategic approaches to legal challenges facing business clients 

  • Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate effectively with senior level managers and both in-house and outside counsel 

  • Ability to travel internationally (up to 15%). 

Top Candidates Will Also Have 

  • Prior in-house counsel experience 

  • Flexibility and eagerness to work on broad range of legal matters 

  • Ability to effectively navigate and work efficiently in a matrix organization 


Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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