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AECOM Counsel (Operations) in Thornhill, Ontario

Job Summary

AECOM ’s Design and Consulting Services-Americas legal department is actively seeking a creative, highly talented attorney. This position can be based out of any major AECOM office in Canada (for example Markham, Calgary, Burnaby, Winnipeg, Montreal, Mississauga). The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in construction law and legal issues related to contracts for engineering, construction, and other technical services.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidance on risk management and adherence to company policies

  • Review, draft, and negotiate contracts, subcontracts and other legal documents relating to architecture, engineering, construction, environmental, and other services provided by the company to clients in the public and private sectors, including documents related to teaming arrangements, joint ventures, confidentiality agreements, licenses, purchase and sales agreements, insurance, and other matters

  • Act in an advisory capacity making recommendations that may have an important bearing on the conduct of the organization's business

  • Work with management and staff to resolve pre-litigation disputes and potential claims

  • Supervise and manage litigation utilizing outside counsel retained by the company to maximize quality and cost-effectiveness

  • Manage external counsel and litigation budgets

  • Review and conduct research into legislation, cases and legal precedents and emerging government policies to the extent required to address contract-specific or other matters

  • Prepare and review legal memoranda and briefs relating to organizational risks and activities

  • Provide staff with guidance on compliance with federal and provincial laws, statutes and regulations

  • Provide support to multiple offices

Minimum Requirements

  • L.L.B. or J.D. Degree or equivalent from accredited law school

  • Member in good standing with bar in any Canadian Province

  • 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Demonstrated legal experience with a major contractor, consultant or law firm in the areas of engineering and construction law

  • Demonstrated drafting and negotiation experience involving professional services and construction related agreements

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in English and French

  • Prior experience at an engineering, architecture or construction company

  • Well-developed communications skills; ability to clearly and concisely express legal issues and analysis as it pertains to business and technical concerns to executive management, commercial and finance colleagues, technical colleagues and peers

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

  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in an environment with changing requirements, schedules and priorities

  • Ability to generate ideas, make recommendations & come to consensus

  • Excellent writing, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Travel is required for this position.

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 Canada

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 258213BR

Additional Locations CA - Burnaby, BC - 3292 Production Way, CA - Calgary, AB - 48 Quarry Park Blvd, CA - Mississauga, ON - 1000-5090 Explorer Drive, CA - Montreal, QC - 85, Sainte-Catherine St West, CA - Winnipeg, MB - 99 Commerce Dr

Virtual: No

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.