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Legal Counsel

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Company AECOM

Job Title: Legal Counsel

JobID: 23339-1222169

Location: Pretoria, ZAF

Description: **Business Line** Support/Cross Services

**Position Title** Legal Counsel

South Africa - Gauteng


**Job Summary**

Legal Counsel, Africa will be part of the AECOM Africa Legal Team, he/she will work with the two lawyers on all legal matters impacting AECOM across Africa, including contracts, compliance matters, corporate matters and claims as well as administrative support, and, ideally, will have sufficient litigation experience to play a significant role in managing AECOM's claims process throughout Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Counsel will develop a detailed knowledge of the laws, policies and procedures that apply to AECOM Africa.

+ Counsel need to be prepared to perform administrative duties pertaining to the legal function from time to time.

+ Counsel will use his or her best endeavours to ensure that AECOM Africa complies with all litigation policies applicable in Africa.

**The role includes, but is not limited to the following activities:**

+ Day-to-day activities for the legal function and legal responsibilities of AECOM across Africa in coordination with the other Counsel.

+ Reviewing and advising on all legal documents executed by AECOM, including tender documents, contracts, employment agreements, MoUs, and bonds.

+ Advising AECOM on its rights and responsibilities under applicable laws.

+ Advising on AECOM's responsibilities and minimizing AECOM's risks under applicable ethics and compliance laws and regulations.

+ Managing claims by liaising with external counsel as well as with the internal AECOM stakeholders and by ensuring compliance with applicable policies.

+ Perform day to day administrative functions such as invoice capturing, keeping databases and records up to date and maintaining records.

+ Assisting with ensuring compliance with AECOM's policies and procedures, including the Delegations of Authority, and with applicable laws.

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

**Areas of Responsibility:**

The role covers all legal issues impacting AECOM Africa, which include but are not limited to the following:


+ Matters relating to AECOM'S obligations under ethics and compliance related laws (e.g. US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act), policies and procedures (both external and internal)


+ Matters relating to all contract documents, including the reviewing, advising and negotiating of contracts between AECOM and other parties.


+ Matters relating to the operation of AECOM's business, including but not limited to directors' and officers' duties, HR related matters, property related matters, and corporate initiatives (possibly including mergers and acquisitions)

**Dispute resolution**

+ Matters relating to the assessing, managing, reporting on and negotiating the closure of disputes between AECOM and other parties.


+ Matters relating to the structure, formation, operation and liquidation of the legal entities for AECOM and company secretariat matters.

**General Support and administrative function**

+ Administrative related functions required to be performed by the legal team, from time to time, which include, amongst other things, capturing, coding and maintaining legal counsel invoices, maintaining and updating electronic databases of legal matters and legal costs, updating legal tracker documents and general administrative support (which includes the making of photocopies and scanning of legal documents).

**Minimum Requirements**


+ Minimum 3 (three) years post admission experience is required.

**The following experience is strongly desirable:**

+ African region experience.

+ Litigation experience.

+ Multi-national corporation experience.

+ US corporation experience.

+ Ethics and compliance experience

+ Strong contracts capabilities and experience.

+ Construction / engineering industry experience.

**Personal attributes:**

+ Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).

+ Analytical.

+ Thorough - attention to detail

+ Ability to excel under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

+ Ability to work with cross-disciplined, multi-jurisdictional internal and external clients.

+ Team player plus ability to work autonomously.

+ High level of client service.

+ Agility in changing circumstances.

+ Can do attitude and willingness to perform assigned tasks.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Bachelor of Laws from a reputable university.

+ A current practicing certificate is preferred.

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


_Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Legal and Compliance_

**_Country_** _South Africa_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _175952BR_


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