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Job Information

AECOM Senior Legal Counsel, KSA in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia - Ar Riyad, Riyadh

Job Summary

As the Senior Legal Counsel KSA you will be part of the AECOM Middle East & Africa (MEA) Legal Team, you will work with the other members of the MEA legal team on all legal matters impacting AECOM across KSA, including contracts, ethics & compliance, corporate matters and claims.

Ideally, your litigation experience will allow you to play a significant role in managing AECOM's claims process throughout KSA.

Position Description

  • Senior Counsel will regularly interact and work with senior members of the Middle East and KSA Management as well as attend client meetings.

  • Senior Counsel will develop a detailed knowledge of the laws, policies and procedures that apply to AECOM KSA.

  • Senior Counsel will use their best endeavors to ensure that AECOM's staff are aware of and comply with all applicable laws, policies and procedures and the laws.

The role includes, but is not limited to the following activities:

  • Day-to-day activities for the legal function and legal responsibilities of AECOM throughout KSA in coordination with the other Middle East and Africa Counsel. The Senior Counsel would have primary responsibility for all legal matters in KSA.

  • Providing proactive, solutions focused, legally sound advice and support in a timely fashion to the AECOM KSA business.

  • Reviewing and advising on all legal documents executed by AECOM, including tender documents, contracts, employment agreements, MoUs, PCGs and bonds.

  • Support AECOM KSA Senior Management and business leads in relation to key pursuits and other strategic operational matters.

  • Advising on AECOM's responsibilities and minimizing AECOM's risks under applicable ethics and compliance laws and regulations.

  • Providing regular training on topical legal issues.

  • Assisting with ensuring compliance with AECOM's policies and procedures, corporate governance requirements and applicable laws.

  • Where appropriate, assisting with and participating in project reviews and audits.

  • Developing and managing standard form and sample documents (e.g. Consultancy contract, sub-consultancy contract, etc.).

Areas of Responsibility:

The role covers all legal issues impacting AECOM KSA, which include but are not limited to the following:


Matters relating to AECOM'S obligations under ethics and compliance related laws (e.g. US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act), policies and procedures (both external and internal)


Matters relating to all contract documents, including the reviewing, advising and negotiating of contracts between AECOM and other parties.


Matters relating to the operation of AECOM's business, including but not limited to directors' and officers' duties, HR related matters, property related matters, and corporate initiatives (possibly including mergers and acquisitions)

Dispute resolution

Matters relating to the assessing, managing, reporting on and negotiating the closure of disputes between AECOM and other parties.


Matters relating to the structure, formation, operation and liquidation of the legal entities for AECOM and company secretariat matters.

Risk management

Matters relating to the implementation of risk management initiatives, the development and management of risk management strategy, and oversight for risk management.


Providing legally related training to the business.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum eight (8) years post admission experience is required as well as ability to speak and read Arabic

The following experience is strongly desirable:

  • Top tier law firm experience.

  • Middle East experience required with KSA experience highly desirable.

  • Multi-national corporation experience.

  • US corporate understanding.

  • Strong litigation or back-end skills.

  • Strong contracts capabilities and experience.

  • Construction / engineering industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws from a reputable university.

  • A current practicing certificate is preferred.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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

Job Category Legal and Compliance

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Saudi Arabia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257705BR

Virtual: Yes

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.