Jacobs Legal Counsel in Houston, Texas

Legal Counsel


With 2017 revenues of approximately $15 billion, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) is one of the largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professional technical services in the world. Founded in 1947, the company now has nearly 74,000 employees that help us prosper in diverse industries by holding true to our values and culture. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, our global network spans more than 230 offices in countries across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia.

The company’s service portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of business solutions related to engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance and scientific and specialty consulting.


The successful candidate will serve as the attorney for multiple business units serving clients in the oil & gas, chemicals, mining, minerals, and heavy process industries. The candidate will be expected to be a senior legal adviser and “business partner” to the company’s operations and sales organizations and will work closely with other members of management, HR, IT, etc. The candidate will be a hands-on lawyer, and a strategic thinker who thrives in a matrixed environment of highly educated, highly motivated professionals. The candidate has at least 5 years of experience as a lawyer in the engineering & construction and/or energy industries. Typical responsibilities include contract drafting and negotiation, claims and litigation management, corporate compliance, labor and employment law, among other areas.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Structure, review, draft and negotiate both domestic and international EPC projects, proposals, subcontracts and ancillary documents

  • Review, draft and negotiate engineering, procurement and construction project contracts and ancillary documents

  • Manage the aspects of project execution issues, claims, disputes and litigation

  • Advise on legal issues impacting the business on a day-to-day basis, including employment related matters, leases and regulatory matters

  • Implementing, monitoring and supporting corporate and commercial policies and procedures;

  • Advice and coordinate with the corporate insurance group and project managers on all


Basic Qualifications:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school

  • Admission to the bar in Texas

  • Strong writing skills

  • High degree of motivation, excellent organizational and communication skills and strong academic background

  • Able to work with and communicate effectively with non-lawyers

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred candidate has prior In-House experience

  • Preferred candidate has experience working in the energy or construction industry

  • At least 5 years’ of legal experience.

  • Familiarity with EPC Contracts and Project.

  • The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, the ability to work independently This position will report to a senior attorney in the Houston Legal Team.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Req ID: LEG000017