Risk Management Paralegal

PalmisanotypePlace, TexasFull TimeOn Site

Company Description: Palmisano is a general contractor that provides construction services in various spaces, including commercial, civil, industrial, pre-fabrication, historic, healthcare, hospitality, design-build, self-perform, multi-family, urban mixed-use, and arts and culture.

Summary Description:
The Risk Management Paralegal provides support for an array of legal functions, primarily focused on claims management, review of owner contracts and subcontracts, compliance, and other transactional support.

Our Company Culture:

  • Team Focused: At Palmisano, we understand that collaboration produces exceptional results; we look out for the well-being of our team members and always “have each other’s backs;” and we create our best work when we get things done together as a team.
  • Results Driven: At Palmisano, we have a relentless drive to do whatever it takes to get results; we contribute to the team whenever needed; and we are not afraid to take on tasks outside of our regular job-duties.
  • Innovative: At Palmisano, we see that there is always a better, faster way to accomplish a task; and we bring solutions, not problems, to the table.
  • Authentic: At Palmisano, we maintain a healthy sense of humility; we are open and honest with our team members, our subcontractors, and our clients; and we exemplify the company’s core values in all that we do—"Safety Always,” “Build Relationships,” “Absolute Integrity,” “Renegade Mentality,” and “Sweep Floors.”

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the company’s Corporate Counsel with management of claims.
  • Provide support for corporate compliance, governance, and licensing.
  • Assist team with providing legal information for requests RFPs/RFQs.
  • Review client contracts, identify risk, ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and corporate policies, and discuss the basis for changes to contracts with management.
  • Advise project teams on contract requirements, and assists team with satisfying project legal requirements.
  • Review and assist counsel with monitoring corporate contracts.
  • Conduct regulatory research, track applicable mandates, and government orders.
  • Drive the contract execution process, including maintaining spreadsheets and logs, related to tracking owner contracts, and regularly update management on status.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of standard American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract documents.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in an in-house legal department, law firm, or construction company.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including handling confidential/proprietary information.
  • Ability to prioritize, work independently, and meet deadlines with minimal oversight.
  • Superior organizational skills with detail orientation.

Palmisano is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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