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Senior Counsel The candidate will be responsible for primarily supporting the Companyâ€™s engineering and merit construction operations, servicing the U.S. and international markets on engineering, procurement and construction projects and master service agreements for industrial and energy clients. Responsible for working directly with management in the review and negotiation of commercial and engineering, procurement and construction service contracts with potential and existing clients, subcontractors and vendors, ensuring appropriate terms and conditions are incorporated and management of associated claims or disputes arising from such work. Actively support the Companyâ€™s commitment to safety and its â€œCore Values.â€ Represent the Company at all times with high moral standards while adhering to the Companyâ€™s â€œCode of Business Conduct and Ethics.â€ Ensure compliance with Company policies and procedures and provide training to employees to help ensure understanding and compliance of such policies and procedures. Review, modify, administer and negotiate, where appropriate, commercial and design services contracts, including but not limited to lump sum, time and material, cost plus and joint venture agreements to ensure appropriate terms and conditions, business risk factors and insurance requirements are within company standards and guidelines. Develop and implement project specific subcontracts and vendor agreements. Ensure compliance with Company subcontractor approval process. Review, negotiate and approve deviations from standard Company subcontracts or vendor agreements, where necessary. Work closely with management, specifically, merit subsidiary Executive Management, Division and Project Managers to provide guidance and ensure proper understanding of the contract provisions for each project, as well as, adherence to the risk mitigation plan devised at both bidding, award, commercial management and audits throughout the life cycle of contracts. Provide presentation of business and legal risks within a commercial contract to members of Executive Management, including the Risk Management Committee, where necessary or appropriate. Act as liaison between clients, subcontractors, vendors, suppliers and division and/or corporate office personnel on contract issues. Provide day-to day legal advice and counsel in multiple areas of the law, including but not limited to, construction, commercial, business organizations, international registrations, employment and labor, regulatory issues and insurance. Under the supervision of the Director, Legal, be responsible for managing and working with outside counsel on litigation matters and significant project claims. Strategize with outside counsel to determine the best and most cost-effective ways to litigate the given case. Manage costs of litigation and claims. Attend hearings, mediations and arbitrations as company representative. Manage and communicate with experts. Prepare litigation reports on assigned cases. Maintain thorough understanding of companyâ€™s insurance programs and submit any deviations to VP Legal and Risk Management. Perform additional responsibilities, as needed or requested. JD Degree from an ABA accredited law school; Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Business, Construction, Engineering, Safety, or other related field preferred. Must have 10+ years legal experience, with an emphasis in commercial contracts, general corporate law and international business registration. License to practice law, in good standing, in any state is essential.
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