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ProfileGeneral Counsel The candidate will be draft, review and negotiating complex construction agreements, EPC agreements, balance of plant agreements, services agreements, licensing, non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements, and other corporate legal documentation and agreements with clients, subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, partners and the like during the course of Company operations. Will assist in bid evaluations and preparations, RFP responses, contractual letters and other project documentation. Participate in project risk reviews from RFP through project closure. Draft contract language and negotiate standard and non-standard contract terms and conditions to reduce contractual risk. Draft and continuously improve standard forms of agreements and legal templates. Assist in implementing and continuously improving the department’s operations, systems, structures, tools, templates, documents and processes. Assist in the development and recommendation of Company policy and position on legal issues. Oversee defense of claims and litigations, including development of, in conjunction with outside counsel, claim evaluations, litigation strategies, dispute resolution process and settlement evaluations. Understanding project conditions and situations and drafting formal notices in collaboration with project teams. Review performance in contracts to assure compliance with terms of contracts. Maintain knowledge of relevant contractual and industry precedents and procedures. Anticipate and guard against legal, regulatory and compliance risks facing the Company. Examine documents, statutes, decisions and ordinances affecting the Company and informing the Director and Vice Presidents of any corporate issues. Counsel internal clients on all aspects of legal, contractual and regulatory issues. Act as a general knowledge resource for other team members and colleagues within the Company. Support internal and external audits. Provide regular reporting to the Director and other executive team members as required. Represent the Company and its best interests with a high degree of professionalism at all times and in accordance with the ethics and values of the Company. Establish and maintain positive relationships with existing and new clients. Manage coordination with the parent company legal team and external legal counsel and participate in regular reporting as required. Select outside counsel, when necessary, and direct the activities of outside counsel in the performance of their services. Manage and/or provide legal advice with respect to transactions (e.g. acquisitions, real estate, equipment, etc.). Take personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices. JD degree and valid active membership in the State Bar as an Attorney qualified to practice law in one or more states (required). Should have 7+ years of legal experience minimum in construction law and corporate law (required). Previous corporate or construction law experience or experience in an architecture, engineering or construction firm is strongly preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is essential, strong knowledge of SharePoint and document control software is an advantage.