Corporate Counsel

Turner Construction
Washington, DC
May 13, 2021
May 16, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Job Family: ConstructionJob Title: Corporate CounselReports To: Senior Corporate CounselLevel: 5-6Position Description: Provide day to day counsel, guidance and support related to contracts/construction law and other legal matters for assigned Business Units and/or regions.Essential Duties & Key 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 (eg 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.Job Requirements:Qualifications: 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. 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. 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.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to travel via multiple modes of transportation.Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. On a regular basis this job is performed in an office environment with usual office working conditions, free of disagreeable elements. On an occasional basis, the employee may travel to and work at a job site location or client office location and be located in a trailer or other temporary structure. The noise in this work environment may be moderately loud.Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities/ sexual orientation / gender identity. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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