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AECOM Counsel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States of America - Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Job Summary

AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services legal department is actively seeking a junior to mid-level counsel with experience in the areas of environmental, health, and safety for immediate employment. The successful candidate will provide legal assistance to the Environment Business Line, which provides a wide range of environmental, health, and safety-related services to private and public sector clients across the globe. This position can be based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Boston, Massachusetts, New York, New York, Glen Allen, Virginia, Tampa, Florida, Dallas, Texas, Los Angeles, California or Seattle, Washington.

Our ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, flexibility, and willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters. These attributes coupled with leadership skills and a collaborative mindset are essential for success and growth into a broader role within a global legal department.

Responsibilities of this position will include the following:

  • Participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional and other services involving environmental, health, and safety; contract reviews; collaboration with senior managers in the Legal Department on non-standard contract terms; identification of risk and opportunity; and development of risk mitigation plans.

  • Negotiating contractual issues in master service agreements, joint venture agreements, subcontracts, purchase orders, site access agreements, third party reliance letters, and other contract documents, including terms and conditions for waste handling, warranties and indemnities, bonds, delays and damages, penalties, insurance, and interactions with third parties.

Essential Skills & Attributes:

  • Practical team player with the ability to professionally collaborate in a results-oriented environment.

  • Transactional experience with the proven ability to lead negotiations.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school + 4 years of experience as a practicing attorney supporting engineering, construction, and/or environmental services projects, including experience drafting and negotiating agreements and service-based contracts and/or handling claims and litigation, or demonstrated equivalency of education and/or experience.

  • Admission to the bar in any state including the District of Columbia.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional and other services involving environmental, health, and safety; contract reviews; collaboration with senior managers in the Legal Department on non-standard contract terms; identification of risk and opportunity; and development of risk mitigation plans.

  • Legal experience with environmental, health, and safety matters.

  • Well-developed communications skills; ability to clearly and concisely express legal issues and analysis to management, clients, government authorities and other stakeholders.

  • Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently and in groups.

  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in an environment with changing requirements, schedules, and priorities.

  • Excellent writing, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Preferred work location: Any location in the United States in which a major AECOM office is located.

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position does not include relocation benefits.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Legal and Compliance

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256528BR

Additional Locations US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Glen Allen, VA - 4840 Cox Road, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - New York, NY - 424 Madison Avenue, US - Seattle, WA - 1111 3rd Avenue, US - Tampa, FL - 7650 W Courtney Campbell Causeway

Virtual: No

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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