Senior Counsel Infrastructure

  • Bechtel
  • US - VA - Reston
  • 4 weeks ago

Company Name: Bechtel

Location: Reston, VA, US - 20190

Job Duration: 2024-05-16 to 2024-06-15


Requisition ID: 275552 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world’s infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Position Summary

Under the overall supervision of the GBU’s Head of Legal, the Senior Counsel will usually work on transactions independently with the GBU Business Development and Operations personnel.  Senior Counsel will retain legal service from outside counsel as appropriate. The legal work associated with the position is typically complex and difficult – the issues to be addressed are often unique and require a high order of original and creative legal analysis for their resolution.



Provide leadership on legal and commercial issues involving Bechtel’s Infrastructure Global Business Unit (GBU) including:

  • Work closely with Business Development and GBU Operations Management in structuring, preparing, negotiating, and concluding the transaction for projects. worldwide, with particular focus on the Americas.
  • Advise and support the GBU Operations personnel on legal issues during the execution of projects.
  • Provide advice and assist in the negotiation and settlement of claims with clients, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Advise Business Development and GBU Operations on the Company’s internal protocols and procedures to ensure that compliance is maintained.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Location: Individual must be able to work out of our LA, NY, or Reston office.
  • Must have a Juris Doctor degree.
  • Must be prepared to travel on an ‘as needed’ basis.
  • Minimum 7 years work experience with contracts of engineering and construction and projects – from a major law firm or major engineering, procurement, and construction firm.


Additonal Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Well-honed advisory, negotiation and drafting skills.
  • High degree of business acumen and a strategic approach.
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels within the company.
  • Capable of directing and reviewing the work of other attorneys.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.