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AECOM Regional Counsel in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company Description

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Solicitor to join our E uropean Legal and Risk Management Team.

As an experienced Solicito r you will report to the Senior Legal Counsel in our Transportation Division. This role joins AECOM as part of an energetic and collegiate legal team that prides itself on building close working relationships with colleagues across the business. This role offers variety and the opportunity to get involved in some really exciting projects and programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal support to the Transportation Business and managing a varied and challenging portfolio of legal documentation relating to construction and engineering projects,

  • Direct involvement with project teams to provide strategic advice in relation to infrastructure projects of national importance,

  • Regular opportunities to provide training and to present to executive management on key risk areas;

  • Engage with the wider legal team and assist in the implementation of, innovative legal processes and best practice;

  • Ensuring compliance with AECOM’s governance processes, including all corporate policies, best practices and information requirements in force and, where required, assisting in implementing them.

  • Advising the project on procurement methodologies.

  • Drafting and negotiating bespoke and standard form infrastructure contracts, consultant appointments, warranties/third party rights and other construction documentation on both UK and international projects.

  • Advising on the construction and infrastructure aspects of development and finance agreements, including security documentation (bonds, guarantees, etc.).

  • Managing, instructing and overseeing external legal counsel and acting as primary interface between external lawyers and internal project managers.

  • Assisting with the management of legal budgets.

  • Liaising with external contractors, consultants, statutory authorities (including Transport for London, Network Rail, HS2 and National Highways), regulated utility companies.


  • UK-qualified lawyer from a recognized law firm or an established in-house legal team, with experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts; preferably within the construction or infrastructure sector

  • Possess a good knowledge of standard form construction contracts.

  • The role requires good influencing skills, sound commercial judgment and a pro-active approach and you should feel confident in this aspect,

  • Daily interaction with senior level executives, as well as colleagues at all levels across the AECOM Group.

  • Being a self-starter is essential for this role and you must be confident in your ability to grow close working relationships with key stakeholders across the business.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • We are looking for candidates with Post-Qualified Experience in order to satisfy the requirements of the role,

  • ​You should have excellent communication skills and have experience of communicating across all levels within a business.

  • You must be able to demonstrate the ability to handle a varied and busy workload and be prepared to explore and adopt innovative working methods in the pursuit of continuous improvement.

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: REF10424V

Business Line: Corporate

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Legal