• Senior Counsel

    Location US-MO-Chesterfield
    Job ID
    2018-9287
  • Overview

    Aegion Corporate is seeking an experienced Senior Counsel in our Chesterfield, MO corporate office. The position is responsible for supporting the global legal needs of multiple business units within Aegion Corporation’s Infrastructure Solutions Platform (ISP), including dispute management, problem solving and counseling on a wide variety of matters. The Senior Associate Counsel also adheres to best practices for mitigating risk to Aegion and ensures that its rights and obligations are fulfilled.

     

    Aegion Corporation and its family of companies shield and protect the world's infrastructure from degradation and corrosion with a variety of technologies. Aegion's businesses comprise sewer, drinking water and energy and mining pipeline rehabilitation and corrosion protection for and strengthening of bridges, tunnels, buildings, waterfront, metal and concrete structures. Our companies provide cost-effective solutions to remediate operational, health, regulatory and environmental problems resulting from aging and defective pipelines and infrastructure.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides direct supervision for Contract Specialists and Contract Administrators for ISP.   
    • Prepares, negotiates and reviews various legal instruments and documents, such as contracts, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, etc.
    • Examines case facts and law to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuits, bond claims or liens.
    • Oversees outside attorneys who defend or prosecute any lawsuits, claims, mediations or arbitrations involving ISP’s operations for which the Senior Associate Counsel has primary responsibility.
    • Oversees and manages the budget for outside attorneys and expert witnesses for all matters involving the ISP operations for which the Senior Associate Counsel has primary responsibility.
    • Gathers evidence and information for support for management decision making, including the Vice President & General Counsel of ISP, as well as the Senior Management of both ISP and Aegion.
    • Advises both the Senior Executives and Project Managers of ISP on government regulations and/or legal rights.
    • Represents the Company and/or ISP before quasi-judicial, judicial and/or government administrative agencies.
    • Provides training to the Project Managers and other employees of ISP on a wide variety of legal topics including the preparation and execution of subcontract agreements and change orders for all subcontractors for any project in the US.
    • Contributes to special projects across ISP, Aegion and Aegion’s Legal Department.
    • Attends to miscellaneous legal questions and projects of the ISP business units on a daily basis (as required).
    • Other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • Juris Doctor degree and current admission to a state bar association at the time of employment, and admission to the Missouri bar within six (months) of employment. 
    • Minimum of five (5) years of legal experience is required.
    • Experience in the construction industry may be helpful, but is not required.
    • The ideal candidate will have a generalist background with both dispute resolution and transactional skills.
    • Ability to negotiate with a wide variety of individuals (including opposing counsel) and companies ranging from a civil engineer in charge of a project to the executive director of a state-wide agency.
    • Ability and experience to participate in complex construction mediations and/or arbitrations as the Company representative.
    • Clear understanding of managerial financial information and the ability to work with mathematical concepts. 
    • Ability to travel (Approximately 10%).

    Our company offers a Competitive Salary with Career Growth Opportunities and a Full Benefits Package including Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Matching 401k, Tuition Assistance, paid Vacation and Holiday time, and much more.

     

    Aegion Corporation and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

     

    VEVRAA compliant – priority referral Protected Veterans requested

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