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Senior Regional Counsel

Location:
Birmingham
Company:
AECOM

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A great new opportunity has arisen to join our Legal team here at AECOM working on a wide and diverse client base across Civil and Infrastructure. This role will give exposure to complex and high value projects and contracts, both UK and International, including joint ventures and alliancing. We are seeking an aspiring lawyer who is passionate about building relationships with key stakeholders across an organisation who is adept at providing commercial, results-oriented legal advice. As a key business partner, you will be actively involved in bid preparation, bid negotiation, project support, potential claims and dispute resolution.

Here at AECOM, we value freedom to grow and you will benefit from having the opportunity to work flexibly to suit your needs. AECOM is a premier infrastructure firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. We are on the cusp of enormous transformation - services which have been delivered to our clients for decades using state of the art methods are changing at an unprecedented pace to a digital method of delivery. Our environment is dynamic and fast-paced and we require an ambitious, accountable solicitor who is able to provide pragmatic legal advice whilst ensuring commercial goals are met.

We are currently recruiting for a Solicitor to join us as Regional Counsel based in Birmingham.

As an experienced Solicitor you will report to the Senior Legal Counsel in our Construction and Infrastructure division. This role joins AECOM as part of an energetic and collegiate legal team that prides itself on building close working relationships with colleagues across the business.

The role will involve:

  • Providing legal support to the Construction and Infrastructure business and managing a varied and challenging portfolio legal documentation relating to construction and engineering projects,

  • Direct involvement in project teams to provide strategic advice in relation to infrastructure projects of national importance,

  • Regular opportunities to provide training and to present to executive management on key risk areas;

  • Engage with the wider legal team and assist in the implementation of, innovative legal processes and best practice;

  • Ensuring compliance with Aecom’s governance processes, including all corporate policies, best practices and information requirements in force and, where required, assisting in implementing them.

  • Advising the project on procurement methodologies.

  • Drafting and negotiating bespoke and standard form building contracts, consultant appointments, warranties/third party rights and other construction documentation.

  • Advising on the construction and infrastructure aspects of development and finance agreements, including security documentation (bonds, guarantees, etc.).

  • Managing, instructing and overseeing external construction legal counsel and acting as primary interface between external lawyers and internal project managers.

  • Assisting with the management of legal budgets.

  • Liaising with external contractors, consultants, statutory authorities (including Transport for London, Network Rail and Highways England), regulated utility companies.

Our Birmingham office is a major hub for our Construction and Infrastructure business and you will benefit from joining a well-established multi-disciplinary AECOM team in the centre of the City.

Minimum Requirements

We are looking for a UK-qualified lawyer from a recognized law firm or an established in-house legal team, with experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts; preferably within the construction or infrastructure sector, you should also possess a good knowledge of standard form construction contracts.

The role requires good influencing skills, sound commercial judgment and a pro-active approach and you should feel confident in this aspect, your role will involve daily interaction with senior level executives, as well as colleagues at all-levels across the Group. Being a self starter is essential for this role and you must be confident in your ability to grow close working relationships with key stakeholders across the business.

Preferred Qualifications

We are looking for candidates with several years’ PQE in order to satisfy the requirements of the role.

You should have excellent communication skills and have experience of communicating across all levels within a business. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to handle a varied and busy workload and be prepared to explore and adopt innovative working methods in the pursuit of continuous improvement.

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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.

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