Associate Legal Counsel

Location: Lawrence, NY
Date Posted: 12-14-2017
Associate Legal Counsel

Our client, a division of a $10 billion global civil construction firm is currently hiring an Associate Legal Counsel who will specialize in construction contracts and negotiations for their office in Lawrence, NY.
The Legal Department of our client is responsible for advising the management on all legal aspects of the company’s construction business, including supporting bids and proposals (RFQ and RFP submissions; contract negotiations), ongoing project management (including procurement, claims and litigation); and miscellaneous corporate/commercial matters.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating construction-related contracts (design/build agreements, subcontracts, joint venture agreements, etc.) according to company policies
  • Working with the legal team and executives to resolve project specific issues and to provide legal advice.
  • Ensuring compliance with contract management procedures; ongoing support on interpretation of contracts.Ensuring compliance with claim management procedures; advising on claims as they arise.
  • Assisting with the development of proposals, including review of Requests for Qualifications/Requests for Proposals
  • Reviewing any adjustments made to contracts and ensuring that the specifications comply with agreements made
  • Maintaining contract information database and files.
  • Open and transparent communications with and reporting to General Counsel/Senior Vice President and to Vice President-Legal, and willingness to take direction.
  • Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate required.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in contracts and negotiation is a must.
  • Construction experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, and Outlook is required.
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