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Construction Attorney in Arlington, VA

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Jan 12, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required

Location

Arlington, VA, United States
Practice Area
Construction >> Construction
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Senior Counsel
The candidate will provide legal assistance to the East Region business team for the legal department, with a focus on complex infrastructure projects. Our ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, flexibility and willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters. These attributes coupled with leadership skills and a collaborative mind-set are essential for success and growth into a broader role within a global legal department. Participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional services (engineering, architecture, environmental, and other technical services), contract reviews, collaboration with senior managers in the Legal Department to obtain approval of non-standard contract terms, identi?cation of risk and opportunity, and development of risk mitigation plans. Negotiating contractual issues (master service agreements, joint venture agreements, subcontracts, purchase orders etc.) including terms and conditions for bonds, delays and damages, penalties, insurance, contractual obligations, and interrelations with third parties. Communicating with clients, governmental authorities and other stakeholders. Providing ongoing support to the East Region, including Latin America, in a team environment so as to evaluate and resolve complex business issues and to assist in setting appropriate strategies relating to contract negotiation and claims resolution. Ensuring implementation of and team adherence to sound contract management and risk assessment policies. Multi-tasking on a large number of various contract issues, claims and/or litigation, and general advice requests. Assisting project teams on large infrastructure programs, including notices of non-compliance, delay or other contractual issues. Conducting training across different functional areas on 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 company’s executives, attorneys, risk and insurance managers, engineers, scientists and contracts 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 litigation and directing and overseeing the work of outside counsel. Supporting the legal department’s goals to support diversity, equity and inclusion goals amongst the legal department, the company, and outside vendors. Corporate transactional experience with the proven ability to lead transactions and projects. Should have Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Should have admission to the bar in any state or the District of Columbia. Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience as a practicing attorney with a minimum of 5 years supporting engineering and/or construction projects to include: Construction law experience, which may include drafting and negotiating agreements for engineering and/or other service- based contracts, and/or handling claims and litigation related to engineering and/or construction projects. Strong contract negotiation and drafting skills with substantive expertise with key provisions of most contracts. Minimum of 2 years working as a project attorney on large infrastructure projects. Bilingual – English & Spanish. Previous experience participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional services (engineering, architecture, environmental, and other technical services), contract reviews, collaboration with senior managers in the Legal Department to obtain approval of non-standard contract terms, identi?cation of risk and opportunity, and development of risk mitigation plans.

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