Senior Legal Counsel, Hoofddorp

Job details

Job reference nr.:EV-136920
Job category:Atlas Staff Position
Job location:Netherlands

Short summary

Are you an all-round legal counsel with solid knowledge of corporate, contract and employment law? Than this might be the next career opportunity for you. Atlas currently has an opening for a senior Legal Counsel to join the Tax, Legal and Insurance team. Want to put that knowledge to work and do you also have a clear vision how to structure the legal department to a next level? And in addition keen on personal development and appreciate a highly dynamic environment, than this job is made for you!

Job description

Who are we?
Atlas Professionals, A Dutch owned company with its head office near Amsterdam in The Netherlands, is a global leading recruitment company in the oil and gas, marine and renewables industry with 25 offices in 18 countries. We are the leading global recruitment company in our industries and believe few things are more essential to people than finding and keeping meaningful work. Atlas is the nexus, where our visionary clients find the professionals they need at the frontier of Energy, Marine and Renewables.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do and investing in people is important to us; we are
transparent, open, and straightforward and we do what we promise.

What does the day to day might look like?
The position of legal counsel is situated at our Head office in The Netherlands. However there are possibilities on remote working or working at out other offices in the Netherlands. The function itself is a self-starter role.
One moment you are in a meeting together with our Business Managers negotiating client contracts. As a true partner you value both the commercial needs and the legal aspects to be met. The next moment you are reviewing new legislation and training our operational team to ensure compliance with legislation. Followed by a meeting with Tax Legal and Insurance in setting up a new registration in new location where Atlas want to set up. Your business acumen together with your analytical mind makes you a trusty colleague in these meetings. You feel that they rely on your knowledge and trust your flexibility to find the best way forward.
No day within Atlas is ever the same, you like the challenge on supporting on ad hoc basis, but are structured enough to create time to develop ideas and standards to assist our Business Partners and give more legal structure to our business. Furthermore you have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to communicate at all levels and with all different departments within the company as you know they will all need to get in contact with you on any form of legal related questions. For you that is all in a day’s work. Gathering in-depth information is second nature to you and helps you to understand whether or not this will impact Atlas Professionals in any which way globally or just locally.


Job requirements

What do you bring along?
To make this a success both for yourself and for Atlas Professional, we believe that you bring along:

  • Academic degree in Law (with a strong affinity to corporate, employment and commercial law)
  • A track record in managing complex, international legal affairs
  • 6-7 years proven track record in an international legal counsel role
  • You bring along either knowledge of the Energy or Renewables industry or
  • Understanding of procedural, administrative, and legal requirements within the recruitment industry
  • Fluent in the English language, both verbally and in writing.

And on a more competence level you as a person relate to our company values and come also with:
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Perseverance because you have a getting things done mentality
  • Leadership skills
  • The ability to communicate well with all colleagues from all levels and departments within the organisation and externally
  • Your second nature is problem solving
  • Planning and organising


More info

What can you expect?
You’ll work in an international dynamic environment. We give you plenty of space to develop yourself and your career. Feel free to be an entrepreneur, a game changer and a team player with us, and above all to be yourself. Everyone is welcome at Atlas Professionals
Excellent working conditions with a friendly working atmosphere with, of course, professional colleagues! In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an annual company bonus scheme.

Think you have what it takes?
We are fortunate to have a passionate team, great professionals working for us and clients that we have worked with for years or new ones we add to our portfolio. We look to build teams that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, abilities and ultimately decide employment based on merit. If you're eager to join the Atlas family and to learn more about our unique industry and think you have what we're looking for, then we would love to hear from you.
Want some more information? Please feel free to contact Aimée Kamphuis, Tax, Legal and Insurance Director via mail:

At Atlas Professionals, we believe that diversity drives progress and aim to build an inclusive organization. We are taking steps to create an environment for everyone and foster a culture that helps us stay at the frontier of energy, marine and renewables. If you’re driven to perform, we are waiting to hear from you - irrespective of your religion, sexual orientation, colour, gender, ethnicity, or race - if you have the talent, you fit right in.

Contact Person

Edith van EgdomHR Business Partner