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Contract Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

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Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

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May 10, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Chicago, IL, United States
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Contracts Manager
The candidate will interact daily with internal business clients and engage using your interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills to review consulting and design-build contractual agreements, identify changes consistent with company practices and project specifics, and provide guidance and negotiating assistance with a focus on contract compliance, risk mitigation and maximizing value. This position emphasizes performing these roles as to design or contractor involvement in design-build projects in the water and wastewater industry. Advise project teams involved in design-build projects, either in a contracting role, design role, or both, as to appropriate protective contractual frameworks and provisions in a variety of settings. Draft, review, and advise on contract templates, template updates, customer contracts, and non-disclosure agreements
Review requests for proposals (RFPs) and contracts, and provide contract risk assessments including contract exceptions and risk mitigations. Be responsible for careful and logical development and/or review of contractual documents including NDAs, Teaming, Joint Venture, Prime Agreements, Subcontract, and Services agreements and any associated Statements of Work.
Maintain close working relationships with applicable leadership team, sales and delivery managers, internal Legal Counsel as well as other internal core services groups necessary to achieve comprehensive review and risk assessment (security, tax, insurance). Conduct directed legal and compliance research as requested. Serve as primary contact to address questions related to existing contracts and contract processes. Juggle multiple projects simultaneously on a time-sensitive basis. Work closely with the Contracts Manager lead and other members of the Legal Department to stay informed of significant developments in company expectations for contracts, seeking advice and assistance where appropriate.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate Should have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of related experience. Should preferably have Senior level experience negotiating contracts with a pragmatic, flexible negotiation style based on sound business acumen. Must have solid understanding of legal concepts (e.g., liability, indemnification, acceptance, warranties, software licensing, intellectual property rights) and state and local contracting practices. Should preferably have 8 years working in a law firm or in an in-house legal department as a contracts manager or attorney. Substantial knowledge and experience with design-build projects and progressive design-build projects, including working knowledge of industry standard contract forms (e.g., DBIA, EJCDC) is desired. Should preferably have Experience with design-build projects in the water and wastewater industry, with a preference for projects located in the East or Southeast regions of the United States. Proficiency with Excel and Microsoft Word including redlining, and other contracts lifecycle management technology is required.

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