Stantec System

  • Major Projects Counsel / Attorney, U.S. Buildings and Infrastructure

    Location US-CO-Broomfield | US-PA-Philadelphia | US-CO-Denver | US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/6/2018 11:29 AM)
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    Program & Project Management
  • Your Opportunity

    Stantec seeks an exceptional Engineering and Construction Industry Attorney to provide both legal and business support of complex and high risk projects with emphasis on alternative project delivery (APD) projects, including design-build (DB), Engineer Procure Construct (EPC), and public-private partnership (PPP/P3) projects.  Projects typically range from $50 million to over $1 billion.  This is a unique opportunity for an attorney with significant AEC industry experience to focus on complex projects in an in-house environment.


    This position can be located anywhere in the U.S.  Preferred location is Broomfield, Colorado.

    Your Duties

    • Provide expert-level business and legal advice to senior and project management on complex deal structuring, contracting, and dispute resolution
    • Work closely with project teams and Commercial Directors to draft and negotiate APD design and engineering contracts with hands-on involvement in detailed aspects of project formation beyond legal provisions
    • Establish and maintain corporate APD contracting standards and standardized contracts with preferred APD partners
    • Monitor APD legislative and legal developments
    • Provide training and mentoring to Commercial Project Managers and Corporate Counsel
    • Apply experience to identify and prioritize project risks and develop risk mitigation practices
    • Develop and coordinate complex dispute resolution strategies
    • Participate in mediations and dispute negotiations
    • Participate in project risk and governance reviews
    • Represent Stantec at industry associations

    Your Capabilities and Credentials

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Licensed attorney in at least one state
    • 10+ years legal experience; 5+ years of experience may be considered for highly qualified candidates
    • Specialized expertise in architecture, engineering, or construction law
    • Demonstrated interest in AEC industry
    • Sufficient experience to advise senior and executive management relative to design and construction industry practices
    • Ability to apply experience to identify major risks and potential disputes in design-build contracting
    • Willingness to travel in US and Canada approximately 10% – 20%.  Some global travel may be required

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Litigation and mediation experience with a recognized construction law firm
    • Thorough global AEC industry knowledge
    • Expertise in federal and local public contracting, insurance coverage, design-build, public private partnerships
    • Expertise in construction scheduling and claims preparation
    • Undergraduate degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management
    • Project experience in a design or field construction environment
    • Active participation in a construction industry legal organization such as DBIA, ACEC, ABA, etc.
    • Final position title will be determined based on qualifications

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