Job Details

Senior Counsel

Company name

BAE Systems plc

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

May 23,2019

Valid Through

Sep 05,2019

Posted on

Mar 31,2019

Years of Experience

Min 12 yrs required


McLean, VA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Senior Counsel
Duties: Ensuring that the Legal function is in full compliance with all corporate and governmental directives, ethics, policies, regulations, and laws; Formulating and recommending operating policies and objectives or changes in existing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with corporate, ethics, governmental regulations, and laws; Providing legal advice to business and management personnel; Functioning as liaison between management and outside legal counsel; Managing litigation support department objectives within established budget; Participating in professional associations; Developing and presenting training materials and courses for the employee workforce on a variety of legal and other functional topics; Developing and demonstrating an expertise in laws and regulations that affect business; Maintaining a safe work environment and ensuring compliance with safety objectives and policies; Sharing responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Typically a Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience. JD Degree from an ABA accredited law school; Admitted to practice law in a US jurisdiction required; Member of VA state bar or eligibility to be admitted as corporate counsel in VA; Government Contracting and Intelligence Community (IC) customer experience. 10+ years' relevant experience with a major law firm or the federal government primarily in the area of government contracting; In-depth knowledge of the FAR/DFARs and other relevant government contracting rules and regulations; Problem Solving - analytical thought needed to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations without supervision; Nature of Impact - routinely impacts quality, timeliness of results, planning and revenues or budget and frequently sets policies and procedures; Area of Impact - primarily sector wide; Interpersonal skills - communicates sensitive information, modifies belief or opinions within a program or Business Area; Negotiation Skills – negotiates mainly internally, at higher levels, and occasionally with external relationships; Senior Project/ Program team member responsible for workflow which is varied in nature with situations frequently requiring new solutions; Strong oral and written communication skills as well as outstanding organizational and analytical skills; Work independently, but collaboratively in a team setting while displaying a high level of self-direction and sound judgment; Must be a self-starter, have a pro-active approach to address issues before they create legal exposure; Able to handle a multitude of complex and challenging situations; Desktop computer competency to include proficiency in Westlaw and MS Office Suite.

Additional info

Req #: 49358BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
BAE Systems plc
8201 Greensboro Drive
Suite 1200
McLean, VA 22102

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