AECOM Legal Counsel in Miami, Florida

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151778BR

Position Title Legal Counsel

Job Category Legal and Compliance

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Florida

City Miami

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 mid-level attorney for immediate employment in our Miami, FL office location. However, other major AECOM offices in the Southeast (Tampa, Atlanta, Glen Allen, Arlington, and Morrisville) will also be considered.

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

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

  • 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 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, risk managers, project managers, procurement and contracts staff, and others

  • 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)

  • Solid background in contracts for engineering and other technical/professional services and related disputes

  • Excellent business sense and judgment, well developed analytical problem-solving abilities, and solid interpersonal and relationship skills

  • Proficiency in Spanish is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.


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