AECOM Legal Counsel in Glen Allen, Virginia

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Position Title Legal Counsel

United States of America - Virginia

Glen Allen

Job Summary

AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services – Americas legal department is actively seeking a mid-level attorney for immediate employment in our Glen Allen, VA office location. However, other major AECOM offices in the DC Metro area (Arlington, Washington, DC) will also be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate a solid background in contracts for engineering and other technical/professional services and related disputes. The successful candidate will also possess excellent business sense and judgment, well developed analytical problem-solving abilities, and solid interpersonal and relationship skills.

Incumbent responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts for professional services (engineering, architecture, environmental, and other technical services) and other industry related agreements

  • Advising project teams on the interpretation of contracts (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, and assisting the project teams on preparing documents regarding the same

  • Ensuring adherence to sound contract management and risk assessment policies

  • Investigating and managing first and third party claims

  • Retaining, managing and supervising outside counsel

  • Preparing reports, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents, as necessary

  • Working cooperatively with a 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

  • Providing support to multiple offices

  • Using online databases to document work and maintain updates

Minimum Requirements

  • J.D. from an accredited law school

  • Admission to the bar in any state or the District of Columbia

  • 5+ years of 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 or construction projects

  • Strong contract negotiation and drafting skills with substantive expertise with key provisions of most contracts

  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with customers to resolve discrepancies and disagreements effectively

  • Ability to work within the hierarchy and matrix of a large organization

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

  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in a fast-paced environment with changing requirements, demanding schedules and priorities

  • Ability to generate ideas, make recommendations, and follow-through on action items

  • Excellent writing, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills

  • Proficiency in common computer programs (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)

  • Ability to travel for occasional meetings

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in other languages is welcome (Spanish or Portuguese)

  • Bankruptcy experience

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.

Job Category Legal and Compliance

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 162432BR