Description:

Position Summary:
Provide leadership on legal and commercial issues involving the Bechtel group of companies. Under the overall supervision of the Corporate Head of Legal, the Senior Counsel will usually work on transactions independently with other Functional personnel. Senior Counsel will retain legal services from outside counsel when necessary. The legal work associated with the position is typically complex with visibility to executive management. Excellent attention to detail is a must. The issues to be addressed are often unique and require a high order of original and creative legal analysis for their resolution. The successful candidate will be flexible in their work scope and prepared to research and advise on corporate matters with which they may have less familiarity. They should also be confident in prioritizing workflow, to assure deliverables are met even when unexpected situations arise.

Responsibilities:
  • Advise regarding formation of international subsidiaries and branches, including cross-functional considerations (such as tax, treaty, licensing etc.).
  • Advise executive management/BOD on corporate governance issues and best practices.
  • Supervise paraprofessionals in global entity management compliance and related matters.
  • Train directors, officer and branch managers regarding jurisdiction-specific duties and obligations (with international focus).
  • Advise UK companies on Companies Act and other regulatory compliance (such as Section 172 reporting).
  • Supervise paraprofessionals in management of global construction and engineering licenses.
  • Provide legal support to various corporate functions on wide range of issues.
  • Research and advise on special projects from General Counsel.
  • Negotiate corporate contracts as necessary.
  • Negotiate and manage occasional small M&A transactions.
  • Manage invoicing and budget for external service providers and outside counsel.
  • Advise Business Development, Operations, and Functional Management on internal protocols and procedures to ensure that compliance is maintained.

Qualifications and Skills:
Basic Qualifications:
Level 1
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Well-honed advisory, negotiation and drafting skills
  • High degree of business acumen and a strategic approach
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels within the company
  • Capable of supervising work of other attorneys and/or paraprofessionals
  • Must be prepared to travel on an occasional basis
  • Must hold a current license to practice law in the United States
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
  • Minimum three years' work experience in corporate department of large international law firm.
  • Minimum seven years' work experience with corporate in-house legal team for global private company.

Level 2
  • Minimum five years' work experience in corporate department of large international law firm.
  • Minimum 10 years' work experience with corporate in-house legal team for global private company.
  • Proficiency with Diligent, GEMs or other entity management software, iManage, MS Office and SimpleLegal.