Gain a deep understanding of the key project contracts (prime contract, major subcontracts, and purchase orders). This includes, among other things, acquire familiarity with: (i) notice procedures and deadlines in the agreements; (ii) contractual risk allocation; (iii) invoicing and payment provisions; (iv) contractual remedies and preconditions to obtaining relief; and (v) dispute escalation and resolution sequence.
Provide advice to project management team on the contractual impact of proposed actions.
Provide training to the project management team on the key project contracts.
Drafting project correspondence to be sent to the Owner/Concessionaire, key subcontractors and critical third parties. Gather the necessary technical or commercial data necessary for the specific piece of correspondence in question. Seek input, review and approval from the Project Manager.
Support the project management team in creating the necessary awareness in all key personnel at the Project so that issues which may require contractual response are identified and communicated in a timely fashion.
Disseminate good practices with regards to internal communications (internal memos, e-mails between team members). Ensure good practices to that effect are followed.
Advice in the identification and preparation of claims in close coordination with project management team. Management of disputes and claims.
Coordinate with partners' in-house and Project outside counsel.
Review, as requested by the project team, solicitations (RFQs, RFPs) to be issued to vendors (subcontractors, suppliers, etc.).
Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating construction-related contracts (design/build agreements, subcontracts, joint venture agreements, etc.) according to company policies
Reviewing any adjustments made to contracts and ensuring that the specifications comply with agreements made
Open and transparent communications with and functional reporting to Dragados USA's General Counsel/Senior Vice President and willingness to take direction.
Perform other related duties as required and assigned
Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctorate required.
7 to 10 years of law firm or in-house experience with a minimum of 5 years' experience in contracts and negotiation is a must.
At least 5 years of construction experience required, preferably in-house.
Admitted to the Bar (license to practice law) required, preferably in Maryland.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, and Outlook is required.
Team player with strong communication skills, reporting skills, analytical skills, negotiating skills and organizational capabilities.
Familiarity with contract documents and contract law.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in construction and extraction occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations, and gain about 296,300 new jobs. Overall growth in the economy and population will increase demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures, which will create new jobs in construction and extraction occupations.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for all construction and extraction occupations was $48,610 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.