AECOM Legal Corporate Counsel - 12 month contract in Auckland, New Zealand

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Position Title Legal Corporate Counsel - 12 month contract

New Zealand - Auckland


Job Summary

An exciting role has become available in our Auckland office for a solicitor with 3 years+ PAE to join our legal team for a 12 month maternity leave fixed term. The successful applicant should have a good understanding of contract law and the procurement process as well as experience negotiating and drafting a range of contracts. Experience managing commercial litigation will also be looked upon favourably.

You will report to our Senior Counsel NZ and work on a variety of legal matters. You will be part of the Support Services team in the New Zealand business and will develop key relationships with internal clients such as the Support Services team, Group Directors, Technical and Industry Directors, Project Managers and Project Directors.

This position will be mainly responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Understanding AECOM’s business and developing strong working relationships with internal clients

  • Reviewing request for tender and expression of interest documentation

  • Reviewing contract conditions and participating in the preparation of commercial strategies for key proposals

  • Advising on the acceptability of proposed contract terms (including JV agreements, D&C contracts, Alliances, PPPs)

  • Ascertain and understand contractual and commercial risks

  • Attending internal Bid meetings and advising on the contractual risks and conditions

  • Manage and negotiate with external clients and vendors regarding contractual, legal and commercial issues, including:

o Tenders

o Pre-signing negotiations

o Drafting commercial and legal documents and amendments to such documents

o Life-of-contract events

  • Comply and assist with managing compliance of applicable laws, policies and procedures, in particular the internal Delegations of Authority (DOA) and the request for approval (RFA) process

  • Assisting with the management of disputes and claims, including professional indemnity matters

Minimum Requirements

  • Admission to practice in NZ (or eligibility for such)

  • A minimum of 3 years of post-admission experience

  • Demonstrated track record of adding value to a diverse and dynamic business

  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task

Preferred Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification in law

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Legal and Compliance

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country New Zealand

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 188316BR

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.