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Jacobs Senior Legal Counsel, Design-Build, Operations & Maintenance in Englewood, Colorado

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we are always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look to the future with great optimism and focus. We give our best and know that we’re making a difference. Bring your legal expertise and proven success as in-house counsel with large engineering, program management, and/or construction firms, and join our team of legal advisors who help shape the future of Jacobs.

As the Senior Legal Counsel for our Design-Build (DB) and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) businesses, you’ll provide counsel to operations and sales, acting as a legal advisor and business partner to leadership. The role will include significant, hands-on support of DB and O&M sales and operational challenges, including project pursuits, contract negotiations, bid protests, project delivery support, subcontractor issues, claims and litigation management, corporate compliance, risk management, and internal training and education. This position will reside in the Jacobs Legal Department and will report to the lead counsel of the buildings and infrastructure Americas team.

As a Legal Advisor, you help our projects and programs move forward with confidence. At Jacobs, we believe in living quality and ethics in everything we do and always challenging ourselves to take the next step– so we can make big impacts on the world, together.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave. Typical salary range for this position is $114,100 to $178,400, and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • At least 8 years of prior experience, preferably as in-house counsel, with a large engineering, program management, and/or construction firm

  • J.D. from accredited law school

  • State bar admission

  • Experience with state and local public procurement procedures

  • Experience with Design-Build and Operations & Maintenance projects, with an emphasis on water and wastewater projects

  • Experience with major programs

  • Experience with joint ventures and LLCs, including counsel to corresponding boards of directors

  • Claims and litigation management (including managing outside counsel)

  • Experience with professional liability, general liability, pollution, and builder’s risk insurance

  • Experience with bid protests

  • Experience with prime contract and subcontract negotiation

  • Demonstrated ability to counsel senior management and business leaders

  • Demonstrated ability to counsel contract management and procurement staff

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with business risk management leadership

  • Ability to work independently • Ability to manage competing demands

  • Ability to travel as needed

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • DBIA Certification

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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