Senior Legal Counsel Jobs in Dubai – UAE at AECOM

Title: Senior Legal Counsel

Company: AECOM

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Law/Legal

United Arab Emirates – Dubai, Dubai

Job Summary

Working as a key member of the Middle East & Africa (“MEAâ€) legal team and working closely with the MEA Chief Counsel, Commercial, Operations and other disciplines, your role will extend across front end contract reviews and negotiations, major projects and corporate transactions. You will also be required to work across AECOM’s business lines and regions providing legal advice on matters such as ethics and compliance, construction law and the management of disputes and claims, including professional indemnity matters. As a senior leader within the group you may also be requested to provide mentoring, supervision and support for junior counsel.

Job Duties

Understanding AECOM’s business and developing strong working relationships with internal clients

Providing contract reviews and advice, including appointment contract, joint venture arrangements, subcontracts and undertaking drafting and other aspects of contract management.

Identifying risks and preparation of legal advice with inputs to AECOM risk assessments and requests for approval to proceed with projects or pursuits.

Negotiation of contracts and terms with client organisations, delivery partners and their advisors.

Preparing bid responses on commercial terms and conditions and related areas, including service descriptions, and will partner with the wider commercial and operations teams to agree suitable flow down to partners where required.

Managing contentious disputes and claims, including matters notified to our professional indemnity insurers.

Management of and instructions to external counsel.

Integrating with the wider commercial and operations teams to ensure that contracts fully reflect the detail of the operational solution; for example, ensuring that service descriptions are accurate and specific.

Undertaking risk training of staff and helping research and prepare guidance notes for the business on risk, legal and commercial issues relevant to the firm.

Support and liaison with senior commercial/legal and/or external advisors when required, and build the profile of AECOM commercial capabilities through legal networking.

Reviewing and advising on all legal documents executed by AECOM in the particular region, including tender documents, contracts, employment agreements, MoUs, and bonds.

Advising AECOM on its rights and responsibilities under applicable laws.

Advising on and minimising AECOM’s exposure under the US Anti-Boycott Regulations.

Advising on AECOM’s responsibilities under applicable ethics and compliance laws and regulations.

Providing regular training on topical legal issues.

Assisting with ensuring compliance with AECOM’s policies and procedures, including the Delegations of Authority.

Where appropriate, assisting with and participating in reviews and internal/external audits.

Developing and managing standard form and sample documents (eg: NDAs, consultancy agreements and sub-consultancy contracts, etc).

Providing proactive, solutions focused, legally sound advice and support in a timely fashion to AECOM.

Specific Skills Required:

Good oral and written English communications skills, including excellent presentation, reviewing and drafting skills.

Negotiation skills in a number of different scenarios including written, telephone and face-to-face with MEA and international client bodies and their advisor…