AECOM Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aug 23, 2019Full time
Organization Overview As a Canadian leader and partner-of-choice in construction and infrastructure development, Aecon Group Inc. has been a proud nation-building partner to Canada for the last 140 years, helping to build our country from the [under]ground up, including such iconic landmarks as the CN Tower, St. Lawrence Seaway, Highway 407 Express Toll Route, and more recently the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Gordie Howe International Bridge. Aecon provides integrated turnkey services to private- and public-sector and provides project management, financing and development services through its Concessions segment. Aecon strives to be the number one Canadian infrastructure company. Division Corporate Company [Job Posting] Aecon Group Inc. Business Unit Legal City Toronto Province/State Ontario [ON] Country Canada [CA] Title Associate Legal Counsel Position Overview Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, this role will involve directly managing high profile mandates such as negotiation of agreements for major infrastructure projects and providing legal advice to business units on various other issues including claims and litigation, labour and employment, and commercial risk. No previous construction experience is required. The Aecon Legal group prides itself on hiring for potential and fit. We will take the time to train and develop you as a world class construction lawyer. Key Responsibilities Legal and risk review of construction contracts Negotiation of design agreements, subcontracts, and project agreements in Bid-Build, Design-Build, EPC or PPP frameworks Provide legal/commercial advice to project management teams and business units’ leaders on a broad range of legal issues affecting the business, such as labour grievances, tender law, commercial risk transfer, legal entitlement to extra compensation etc. Liaise between business unit leaders and external counsel on litigation files Manage external counsel on litigation files Required Knowledge & Skills Member in good standing with the LSUC Post-call legal experience: 1-3 years Experience with some or all of labour law, construction law, litigation management, PPP and EPC project procurement in the infrastructure, mining, energy and industrial spaces helpful, but not a requirement Civil engineering background and/or fluency in French would be helpful, but not a requirement Highly motivated team player Must be a self-starter and possess a “do whatever it takes” attitude The ideal candidate will have will be self-motivated, have sound judgment, and demonstrate professional presence while also being approachable. Important to have a firm grasp of legal concepts without being overly legalistic. This opening is ideally suited to a business-minded lawyer who has the capacity to handle a variety of issues on a daily basis and desires the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic legal team Employment Status Permanent Job ID 6030 Compensation & Benefits Overview Aecon offers the opportunity to work on challenging, high profile projects and provides competitive compensation and benefits. Equity Statement Aecon is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility Aecon accommodates. Upon request, Aecon accommodates candidates with disabilities throughout the hiring process.