Jan 17, 2023

Counsel (Legal Operations)

  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Construction

Job Description

**Company Description** **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. **Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.** 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. **Job Description** **AECOM** ’s Design and Consulting Services legal department is actively seeking a Counsel. This position can be based in a wide variety of AECOM office locations in the US. **Responsibilities and Duties:** + Works on legal matters. + Reviews and/or prepares business agreements and contracts. + Provides counsel regarding collateral matters arising in connection with business transactions. + Identifies and protects the business interests and objectives of the company and minimizes the risk of loss or liability. + Represents the company in judicial and administrative litigation communication with outside law firms. + May manage the review all contracts, bids, and contract-related services during contract performance. + Participates and/or leads negotiations between the company and its client. + Performs other related duties as assigned. **Qualifications** **Minimum Requirements:** + Bachelors Degree + at least 4 years of experience as a practicing attorney supporting engineering, construction, and/or environmental services projects, including experience drafting and negotiating agreements and service-based contracts and/or handling claims and litigation or a demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education. + Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. + Admission to the bar in any state or the District of Columbia. **Preferred Qualifications:** + Previous experience participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional and other services involving environmental, health, and safety; contract reviews; collaboration with senior managers in the Legal Department on non-standard contract terms; identification of risk and opportunity; and development of risk mitigation plans. + Legal experience with environmental, health, and safety matters. + 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. **Additional Information** + This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization now or in the future. + Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not offered for this position. + Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $115-$129K. + All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 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:** J10078750 **Business Line:** Environment **Business Group:** DCS **Strategic Business Unit:** AME Support **Career Area:** Legal