AECOM Markham, Ontario, Canada
Apr 27, 2017Full time
Job description Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com. About About the Business Line AECOM Shared Services We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents. Job Summary Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Counsel, Canada, the Senior Legal Counsel will work closely with AECOM’s operations personnel in a general legal advisory capacity, as well as with his/her colleagues within the legal and other support services departments. Position may be based at any one of our GTA locations (Mississauga, Markham, Whitby, Richmond Hill). The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating of professional services (engineering, architecture, environmental, and other technical services) and other industry related agreements Investigating and managing first and third party claims Retaining, managing and supervising outside counsel Preparing reports, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents, as necessary Working cooperatively with diverse group of professionals, including the company’s executives, attorneys, risk and insurance managers, engineers, scientists and contracts staff, as well as the ability to work with attorneys for external clients and subcontractors, risk managers, project managers, procurement and contracts staff, and others Providing support to multiple offices Using online databases to document work and maintain updates Minimum Requirements Possess a law degree and be a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada 8+ years of relevant experience Experience in the field of engineering, architecture and/or construction law Experience in complex contract review and negotiation, including contracts for construction, engineering and other professional services, as well as government contracts at the federal, provincial and municipal levels Experience managing litigation files in the fields of professional E & O, general liability and other matters Experience with supervision of outside counsel, as well as with risk management and compliance with internal and government rules Strong communication skills (both oral and written) Ability to consider legal questions from a business perspective Strong interpersonal skills Ability to meet tight deadlines and strong matter management skills Occassional travel is required Preferred Qualifications Working language is English, with French language skills being an asset Additional Provincial Bar Certifications are an asset What We Offer AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.