AECOM Litigation Projects Lawyer, Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Position Title Litigation Projects Lawyer, Dubai

United Arab Emirates - Dubai


Job Summary

AECOM is recruiting a Litigation Projects Lawyer who will join a very competent and dedicated in-house legal team.

Primarily focus of this role is the monitoring at-risk projects and assisting delivery teams. Your internal client base is very diverse, as you will work in partnership with all business lines and regions, including AECOM operations throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Job Duties:

  • Identifying and monitoring projects which are at-risk of delivery and commercial issues.

  • Assisting and guiding the Project Delivery Teams on commercial and contractual issues.

  • Drafting and/or reviewing claims and key correspondence.

  • Reporting on the progress and status of claims to local leadership, corporate and external insurers.

  • Preparing strategy papers and monitoring compliance against them.

  • Reviewing and advising upon contracts.

  • Preparing summaries and guidance notes to project teams.

  • Regular update calls with live projects under review.

  • Support and close management of external legal advisors to ensure value for money and optimal advice are received. Assist with the on-going implementation of corporate initiatives, including ethics and compliance programs and devising local policy and procedure.

  • Undertake risk and compliance training of staff and helping research and prepare guidance notes for the business on legal and risk issues, including compliance initiatives.

  • Ensuring paperwork and evidence is in order to be able to pursue and defend claims

  • Working closely and within the Litigation team to manage external counsel and implementing any guidance and advise given

Minimum Requirements

To be successful in this role we would like to hear from candidates with the following;

  • Good working knowledge of construction contracts including FIDIC, JCT, NEC and professional appointments.

  • Good working knowledge of civil and arbitration procedures.

  • Detailed understanding of principles of construction claims and legislation relevant to construction and engineering.

  • Strong English communications skills, including superior presentation, reviewing, drafting, and negotiating abilities.

  • Ability to analyze technically complex issues, and provide pragmatic and strategically sound advice.

  • Previous experience working for a multi-national organization in the engineering, construction or similar sector or in a multi-national, full service law firm.

  • Solid administration and organizational skills and the ability to work on own initiative as well as being a team player as part of a small but dedicated international legal team.

  • Ability to multi task and work under pressure within frequently tight deadlines.

  • Ability to influence people of different seniority and backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Qualified projects/ litigation solicitor with good post qualification legal experience.

  • A qualified litigation solicitor or barrister with solid post qualification relevant legal 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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: 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

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 182431BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.