Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide legal advice and risk assessments across a broad range of legal matters related to contracts/construction law.
- Advise business partners on legal, contractual and risk matters impacting their areas of responsibility.
- Analyze and summarize legal documents and complex business transactions and contracts.
- Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems involving the assigned Business Units.
- Conduct and compile research, maintain/update organized legal due diligence documents.
- Review owner contracts and support Business Unit leaders in the bidding/negotiation process.
- Review routine project-related agreements (e.g. BIM releases, crane swing agreements, title company deliverables, lender consents.).
- Analyze change orders and waivers/releases prepared by others for legal risks.
- Partner with lead counsel in the management and resolution of contested matters.
- Manage litigation and corporate disclosures for RFQ/RFP responses.
- Partner with the Corporate Secretary regarding authorizing resolutions to accompany bids.
- Maintain and utilize best practices with respect to contract terms.
- Deliver legal training to the Business Units on a variety of legal topics, including project specific requirements and ethics/compliance.
- Develop and provide input to capture market trends and continuously improve processes.
- Other activities, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.
Skills & Knowledge:
- Exercises independent judgment and discretion with ability to identify problems and initiate corrective action.
- Self-starter, with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deliver high quality work on tight deadlines.
- Maintain knowledge of industry best practices and applicable legislation affecting the operations.
Qualifications & Experience:
- JD degree with a valid law license.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience with an emphasis on construction law, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
- Experience negotiating common forms of construction agreements, including those produced by CCDC.
- Adaptable and flexible to operate with minimal direction and little or no supervision while working in complex and changing environment.
- Proven written and verbal communication abilities with emphasis on problem solving and negotiation, with ability to explain complex legal concepts to employees and staff at all levels.
- Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite, and various legal case management systems.
- Ability to read, understand, and interpret contracts and insurance documents.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work with staff at all levels, both internal and external.
- Ability to travel