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Senior Legal Counsel/Attorney, Latin America

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Company AECOM

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel/Attorney, Latin America

JobID: 23339-1230798

Location: Bogota, COL

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

**Position Title** Senior Legal Counsel/Attorney, Latin America

Colombia - Distrito Capital


**Job Summary**

AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services – Americas' legal department is actively seeking an experienced attorney for immediate employment in our Bogota, Colombia office. The successful candidate will provide legal assistance support in three different languages Spanish, English & Portuguese to the Latin America Regional business team for the Legal Department.

Responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to:

+ Participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional services (engineering, architecture, environmental, and other technical services), contract reviews, collaboration with senior managers in the Legal Department to obtain approval of non-standard contract terms, identification of risk and opportunity, and development of risk mitigation plans

+ Negotiating complex contractual issues (master service agreements, joint venture agreements, subcontracts, purchase orders etc.) including terms and conditions for bonds, delays and damages, penalties, insurance, contractual obligations, and interrelations with third parties

+ Managing and directing relevant legal issues related to Corporate and legal entity registration and management and other civil, tax and labor litigations and arbitrations

+ Communicating with clients, governmental authorities and other stakeholders

+ Providing ongoing support to Latin America in a team environment so as to evaluate and resolve complex business issues and to assist in setting appropriate strategies relating to contract negotiation and claims resolution

+ Ensuring implementation of and team adherence to sound contract management and risk assessment policies

+ Multi-tasking on a large number of contracts

+ Assisting project teams on legal issues relating to large infrastructure projects

+ Conducting training on contract terms and conditions, corporate policies and risk mitigation

+ Preparing of reports, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents, as necessary

+ Working cooperatively with a diverse group of professionals, including the company’s executives, attorneys, risk and insurance managers, engineers, scientists and procurement staff, as well as the ability to work with attorneys for external clients and subcontractors

+ Providing support to multiple offices in differerent languages such as Spanish, Portuguese and English

+ Using online databases to document work and maintain updates

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Law Degree from an accredited university or licensed to practice law in Colombia and/or other Latin American countries

+ 10+ years of construction law experience, which may include drafting, negotiating, or advising on agreements for engineering and/or other service based contracts, and/or handling claims and litigation related to engineering or construction projects

+ Portuguese, Spanish and English fluency (both verbal and written)

+ Experience managing and directing relevant legal issues related to corporate law, legal entity licensing and claims and litigation

+ Knowledge of public works laws and experience representing companies before the government authorities in administrative procedures-Ideally in various Latin American countries: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia & Panama

+ Knowledge of Brazilian and various Latin American Labor Laws in various countries(including Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Panama)

+ Knowledge of other laws and regulations governing contracts in Brazil and other Latin America countries

+ Experience in supporting matters related to public biddings, infrastructure projects and foreign investment

+ Strong contract negotiation and drafting skills with substantive expertise with key provisions of most contracts

+ Ability to communicate and negotiate with customers to resolve discrepancies and disagreements effectively

+ Ability to work within the hierarchy and matrix of a large organization

+ Self-driven and resourceful with ability to achieve goals independently and in groups

+ Understanding of financial concepts and impact of contract terms on such concepts

+ Flexibility to adjust and thrive in a fast-paced environment with changing requirements, demanding schedules and priorities

+ Excellent writing, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills

+ Proficiency in common computer programs (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Knowledge of tax law in multiple Latin American countries including Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Peru, Chile and/or Bolivia

+ License to practice law in multiple Latin American countries

+ Experience working for a multi-national corporation

**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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: 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_

**_Business Group_** _Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)_

**_Country_** _Colombia_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _179290BR_

_Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status._


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