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Job Information

AECOM Senior Counsel in Washington, District Of Columbia

United States of America - Virginia, Glen Allen

Job Summary

AECOM s Design and Consulting Services legal department is actively seeking an experienced attorney for immediate employment. The successful candidate will provide legal assistance to the East Region business team for the legal department, with a focus on complex infrastructure projects. This position can be based in any major AECOM office located within the East Region, however, it is preferred the location be in the DC Metro area, such as, Arlington, VA, Glen Allen, VA, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC.

Our ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, flexibility and willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters. These attributes coupled with leadership skills and a collaborative mind-set are essential for success and growth into a broader role within a global legal department.

Responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to:

  • Participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional services (engineering, architecture, environmental, and other technical services), contract reviews, collaboration with senior managers in the Legal Department to obtain approval of non-standard contract terms, identification of risk and opportunity, and development of risk mitigation plans.

  • Negotiating contractual issues (master service agreements, joint venture agreements, subcontracts, purchase orders etc.) including terms and conditions for bonds, delays and damages, penalties, insurance, contractual obligations, and interrelations with third parties

  • Communicating with clients, governmental authorities and other stakeholders.

  • Providing ongoing support to the East Region, including Latin America, in a team environment so as to evaluate and resolve complex business issues and to assist in setting appropriate strategies relating to contract negotiation and claims resolution.

  • Ensuring implementation of and team adherence to sound contract management and risk assessment policies.

  • Multi-tasking on a large number of various contract issues, claims and/or litigation, and general advice requests.

  • Assisting project teams on large infrastructure programs, including notices of non-compliance, delay or other contractual issues.

  • Conducting training across different functional areas on terms and conditions, corporate policies and risk mitigation.

  • Preparing of reports, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents, as necessary.

  • Working collaboratively 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.

  • Using online databases to document work and maintain updates.

  • Managing litigation and directing and overseeing the work of outside counsel.

  • Supporting the legal department’s goals to support diversity, equity and inclusion goals amongst the legal department, the company, and outside vendors.

Essential Skills & Attributes:

  • Practical team player with the ability to professionally collaborate in a results-oriented environment.

  • Corporate transactional experience with the proven ability to lead transactions and projects.

  • Excellent judgment with the ability to balance competing priorities and meet tight deadlines.

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, drafting, negotiation and written/verbal communication skills.

  • Detail-oriented and organized, exercising extreme attention to details and accuracy.

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify and resolve problems.

  • Ability to work effectively in a highly confidential environment with the highest standards of ethics and professional integrity.

At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.

  • Admission to the bar in any state or the District of Columbia.

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience as a practicing attorney with a minimum of 5 years supporting engineering and/or construction projects to include:

  • 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 and/or construction projects.

  • Strong contract negotiation and drafting skills with substantive expertise with key provisions of most contracts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years working as a project attorney on large infrastructure projects.

  • Bilingual – English & Spanish.

  • Previous experience participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional services (engineering, architecture, environmental, and other technical services), contract reviews, collaboration with senior managers in the Legal Department to obtain approval of non-standard contract terms, identification of risk and opportunity, and development of risk mitigation plans.

  • Well-developed communications skills; ability to clearly and concisely express legal issues and analysis to management, clients, government authorities and other stakeholders.

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

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

  • Excellent writing, presentation and meeting facilitation skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Preferred work location: Glen Allen, VA or where any large AECOM office resides in Virginia, Washington, DC or Maryland.

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • Relocation expense reimbursement is not available for this position.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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 United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 243853BR

Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 2450 Crystal Drive, US - Baltimore, MD - 7 Saint Paul St, US - Washington, DC - 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW

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.