1+ months

Associate Counsel

South Burlington, VT 05403

Assistant General Counsel collaborates closely with the General Counsel on corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. Responsible for reviewing, drafting, and working with project teams to negotiate various forms of construction contracts. Provides legal advice to project teams on issues related to the construction industry, claims, change orders, disputes, subcontracts, etc. Assists the General Counsel with training initiatives to improve company procedures and processes, in addition to assisting General Counsel in managing and training legal assistant and/or other support staff assisting with legal matters. Identifies risks and advises on risk mitigation strategies. Works closely with various departments including HR, Risk, Project Controls, Safety, etc. Assists the General Counsel in managing outside counsel in relation to litigation or other dispute resolution, audits, investigations, etc. Will work closely with bonding and insurance companies to resolve claims and other issues. 

A Juris Doctorate (JD), and three to five years  of relevant experience is required. Admitted to practice law in Vermont (or the ability to become admitted) is preferred, and admission in at least one jurisdictions is required. Three to five years of experience drafting or reviewing complex commercial contracts, preferably in the construction industry is preferred.

  • Provides legal advice on major construction contracts and agreements.
  • Maintains high level of expertise and active internal and external networks on key legal developments in construction, employment, contract, ESOP, compliance, risk, and other areas of key concern to the Company’s success, profitability and strategic goals. Shares knowledge and perspective and collaborates and leads in training and developing others in the Company on these matters.
  • Supports General Counsel with evaluating claims and litigation filed against the Company and responding to and resolving those issues.
  • Reviews contracts (owner, subcontractor, supplier, etc.) to evaluate risks and proposes/negotiates mutually beneficial language to best protect the Company.
  • Creates and manages business legal reports and correspondence, and effectively presents information to senior management, project teams and departments.
  • Advises on and participates as appropriate to inquiries from regulatory agencies and business partners.
  • Helps to avoid, respond to, negotiate and resolve disputes.
  • Assists General Counsel in providing legal advice on matters addressed in the Company’s policies.
  • Researches and provides opinions on various legal issues as needed to support the General Counsel and senior management.
  • Assists General Counsel in managing and training legal assistant and/or other support staff assisting with legal matters.

  100% EMPLOYEE OWNED

PC Construction is 100% employee owned providing general contracting, construction management and design-build services for Commercial, Education & Campus, Health Care, Hospitality & Resort, Manufacturing & Industrial, and Water Treatment projects. Steeped in over a half century of experience, PC uses innovative construction methods and problem-solving approaches to respond uniquely and specifically to each customer's needs - from multi-million dollar projects, to projects over $250 million. We hold consistent rankings in ENR as a top contractor, and maintain our corporate office in Vermont, with regional offices in Maine, New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Georgia.

PC Construction Company does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, family medical history, disability, or other characteristics which are or may be protected by law. We urge qualified minorities and women to apply. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted: 2019-12-21 Expires: 2020-02-26

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Associate Counsel

PC Construction Company
South Burlington, VT 05403

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