TransCore (TRN), a subsidiary of ST Engineering, is seeking an experienced and detail - oriented Contracts Attorney to join our team in Nashville, TN.
Summary: Under supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, the Contracts Attorney supports TransCore staff on proposals for public works construction contracts, negotiation of contracts and subcontracts, maintaining business relationships for successful implementation of projects, and ensuring compliance with contractual commitments and legal requirements. This position also will provide administrative support in real property lease administration and assist in administration of our legal document management system. In addition, the Contracts Attorney will provide the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel with litigation support for cases arising in assigned geographic regions. The Contracts Attorney may assist other members of the TransCore Legal Department as may be required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.:
- Prepare and negotiate subcontracts with vendors who may provide work and professional services, to projects and facilities. This duty requires review and analysis of complex construction, software, and technical specifications, contracts, and change orders to develop subcontract documents protective of company's interests
- Perform public works construction contract administration activities, including support in preparation of proposals in response to requests for information, qualifications, and/or proposals. This duty requires detailed review of technical specifications, contract terms and language, and government and/or private procurement announcements
- Prepare reports and correspondence and maintain contract files
- Prepare project teaming agreements and nondisclosure agreements.
- Advise Deputy General Counsel and TransCore management of contractual rights and obligations and provide interpretation of terms and conditions
- Monitor subcontract progress and renewal or termination and drafts supporting correspondence and project documentation
- In coordination with TransCore's real estate broker, negotiate commercial lease terms for properties throughout the United States
- Provide litigation support to the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel, including review of pleadings and briefs and coordinating responses to discovery requests (including document collection and organizing and drafting of discovery responses)
- Assist with administration of contract and legal document management database systems
- Provide support for administration of Legal Department activities
- This position will have normal working business hours of Mon through Fri, 8am - 5pm with occasional nights/weekends when required.
- J.D. from ABA-accredited law school
- Admission in good standing to TN state bar or able to obtain in-house counsel waiver from TN BPR
Required Skills & Experience:
- Minimum of 3 years of experience as a licensed, practicing attorney
- A demonstrated proficiency in construction and/or commercial contracts, negotiating skills and a basic understanding of contract law, risks, and drafting
- Proficiency as a commercial or personal injury litigator
- Ability to work independently, analyze a variety of legal topics and conduct basic legal research
- Relevant experience in writing reports, legal documents, and correspondence
- Ability to speak effectively before employees of organization and respond to common inquiries or complaints
- Should be able to correctly read, analyze, and interpret technical documents, financial reports, and legal documents
- Strong ability to effectively present information
- Strong organizational skills and project management skills
- Advanced experience with MS Office Software (SharePoint a plus), Adobe, and contract management software
- Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)