AECOM Legal Counsel, Attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151295BR

Position Title Legal Counsel, Attorney

Job Category Legal and Compliance

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Illinois

City Chicago

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

AECOM Shared Services

We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents.

Job Summary

AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services-Americas legal department is actively seeking a creative, highly talented attorney for immediate employment in a major AECOM office in the Midwest or Northeast. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in construction law and legal issues related to contracts for engineering, construction, and other technical services.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidance on risk management and adherence to company policies

  • Review, draft, and negotiate contracts, subcontracts and other legal documents relating to architecture, engineering, construction, environmental, and other services provided by the company to clients in the public and private sectors, including documents related to teaming arrangements, joint ventures, confidentiality agreements, licenses, purchase and sales agreements, insurance, and other matters

  • Act in an advisory capacity making recommendations that may have an important bearing on the conduct of the organization's business

  • Work with management and staff to resolve pre-litigation disputes and potential claims

  • Supervise and manage litigation utilizing outside counsel retained by the company to maximize quality and cost-effectiveness

  • Review and conduct research into cases and legal precedents to the extent required to address contract-specific or other matters

  • Prepare and review legal memoranda and briefs relating to organizational activities

  • Train staff in all aspects of compliance with federal statutes and regulations

  • Provide support to multiple offices

Minimum Requirements

  • J.D. Degree from accredited law school

  • Admission to bar in any state

  • 2+ years of demonstrated legal experience with a major contractor, consultant or law firm in the areas of engineering and construction law

  • Demonstrated extensive drafting and negotiation experience involving professional services and construction related agreements

  • Well-developed communications skills; ability to clearly and concisely express legal issues and analysis as it pertains to business and technical concerns to executive management, commercial and finance colleagues, technical colleagues and peers

  • Self-driven & resourceful to achieve goals independently and in groups

  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in an environment with changing requirements, schedules and priorities

  • Ability to generate ideas, make recommendations & come to consensus

  • Excellent writing, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.