Senior Corporate Counsel in Falls Church, VA at HITT

Date Posted: 1/12/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Senior Corporate Counsel

The Senior Corporate Counsel will be based out of HITT’s headquarters located in Falls Church, Virginia. Qualified candidates may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, with up to two days per week of remote work. The Senior Corporate Counsel will report to the Vice President, Counsel / Legal & Risk Management Department Head.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, including contract drafting and negotiations, claim advice, strategies for contract administration and dispute resolution, plus have strong communication skills and work ethic; be willing to grow and be challenged; work ethically, professionally and with integrity; be passionate about the core business of construction; and be willing to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  The Senior Corporate Counsel will be an integral part of HITT’s Legal and Risk Management Department.   

Responsibilities

  • Draft, structure, negotiate, review and advise on commercial construction contracts and subcontracts
  • Work with the department leaders to provide corporate leadership with legal guidance on a wide variety of matters related to the AEC industry, including without limitation: contract interpretation, contract disputes, subcontractor and supplier issues, government contracts & compliance, litigation, bankruptcy, insurance coverage and claims, bond claims, liens and employment.
  • Retain and manage outside legal counsel, and provide litigation support
  • Respond to subpoenas
  • Assist with and/or lead the tracking and reporting of departmental activities and key performance indicators
  • Draft corporate policies, procedures and other resources
  • Assist with and/or lead departmental or companywide initiatives and process improvements
  • Provide training to the company on a variety of legal topics
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate degree from a top accredited law school.
  • Admitted to practice law in Virginia; or if admitted to practice law in another jurisdiction, the willingness to obtain in-house counsel certification in Virginia
  • Approximately 8-10 years of legal experience with a focus on construction law. The ideal candidate will also have 3-5 years’ experience as in-house counsel in the AEC industry.
  • Excellent ability to grasp legal and business issues quickly, to balance a high heavy load, to exercise sound judgment and to provide practical and constructive legal advice in a time-sensitive, dynamic and fast paced business environment.
  • Ability to lead discussions with clients, attorneys, management, employees, and other third parties with regard to a wide variety of legal issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including strong interpersonal and negotiating skills.

HITT Contracting, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer providing opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

HITT Contracting, Inc. promotes a drug-free workplace.

CHECK OUT OUR SIMILAR JOBS

  1. Attorney Jobs
  2. General Counsel Jobs