1+ months

Sr. Counsel (Federal)

Aecom
Raleigh, NC 27603

Company Description

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether youre working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and lets get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.

Job Description

AECOMs Design and Consulting Services-Americas legal department is actively seeking a junior to mid-level counsel with experience in the areas of federal government contracts and construction for immediate employment. The successful candidate will provide legal assistance to AECOMs buildings and places, environment, transportation, water, construction and program management business lines when pursuing and performing a federal contract. This position will offer flexibility for hybrid remote work schedules.

Responsibilities of this position will include the following:

  • Participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional and other services; contract reviews; collaboration with senior managers in the Legal Department on non-standard contract terms; identication of risk and opportunity; and development of risk mitigation plans.

  • Negotiating and/or advising business line leaders in connection with contractual issues in master service agreements/indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contracts, joint venture agreements, subcontracts, purchase orders, site access agreements, third-party reliance letters, and other contract documents, including terms and conditions related to professional standard of care, indemnities, bonds, guarantees and warranties, delays and liquidated damages, insurance, and interactions with third parties.

  • Communicating with clients, governmental authorities, and other stakeholders.

  • Providing ongoing support to AECOM business lines in connection with federal procurements in a team environment to help evaluate and resolve complex business issues and set appropriate strategies relating to contract negotiation and claims resolution.

  • Supporting implementation of and team adherence to sound contract management and risk assessment policies.

  • Multi-tasking on a large number of various contract issues, claims, litigation, and general advice requests.

  • Conducting training across different functional areas on contract terms and conditions, corporate policies, and risk mitigation.

  • Preparing of reports, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents, as necessary.

  • Working collaboratively with diverse group of professionals, including the companys executives, attorneys, risk and insurance managers, engineers, scientists, and contracts and procurement staff, as well as the ability to work with attorneys for external clients and subcontractors.

  • Using online databases to document work and maintain updates.

  • Managing claims and litigation and directing and overseeing the work of outside counsel.

  • Supporting the legal departments goals of diversity, equity and inclusion amongst the legal department, the company, and outside vendors.

  • Essential Skills & Attributes:

  • Practical team player with the ability to professionally collaborate in a results-oriented environment.

  • Transactional experience with the proven ability to lead negotiations.

  • Excellent judgment with the ability to balance competing priorities and meet tight deadlines.

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, drafting, negotiation, and written/verbal communication skills.

At AECOM, were delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether its improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. Were one global team over 50,000 strong driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS plus at least 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school

  • Experience as a practicing attorney supporting architecture, engineering and related professional services, and/or as construction services, including experience drafting and negotiating supporting agreements and managing claims and litigation.

  • Admission to the bar in any state or the District of Columbia

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional and other services involving environmental, health, and safety; contract reviews; collaboration with senior managers in the Legal Department on non-standard contract terms; identication of risk and opportunity; and development of risk mitigation plans.

  • At least 2 years of federal government contract law experience

  • Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)Legal experience with architect/engineer professional liability matters.

  • Well-developed communications skills; ability to clearly and concisely express legal issues and analysis to management, clients, government authorities and other stakeholders.

  • Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently and in groups.

  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in an environment with changing requirements, schedules, and priorities.

  • Excellent writing, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Additional Information

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

  • This position does not include relocation benefits.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether youre working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and theres never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and youll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. Were the worlds trusted global infrastructure firm, and were in this together your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.

Join us and lets get started.

ReqID: J10071514

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: AME Support

Career Area: Legal

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Posted: 2022-11-14 Expires: 2023-02-15
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