AECOM Senior Counsel - Construction in Thornhill, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, Thornhill

Job Summary

AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services-Americas legal department is actively seeking a creative, highly talented attorney for immediate employment. This position can be located in the Greater Toronto Area. 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. Responsibilities for this position include:

  • 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 litigation budgets

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

  • Prepare and review legal memoranda and briefs relating to organizational 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 from accredited law school

  • Member in good standing with bar in any Canadian common law Province

  • 5-10 years of demonstrated legal experience with a major contractor, consultant or law firm in the areas of engineering and construction law

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

  • 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

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Combination of firm and in-house experience

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 Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 199115BR

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.