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Associate General Counsel - Construction

QTS Data Centers
Posted May 22
Full Time
Duluth, Georgia

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Associate General Counsel, Director (Construction) supports the company’s legal operations in a variety of matters, with a focus that includes construction and project development. The position provides support to the company’s development operations and other business units. Experience with large scale construction and/or power projects is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES, Other Duties May Be Assigned

  • Oversee legal aspects of the company’s construction and procurement contracting terms and process; work with the company’s Development team in negotiating and managing construction contracts
  • Advise on regulatory, health and environmental matters regarding development projects
  • Negotiate and work with the company’s contractors and utility providers
  • Negotiate and structure project-related documents, including vendor / supply agreements, O&M agreements, offtake agreements and other similar agreements
  • Support project financing transactions
  • Assisting with a variety of other legal matters such as regulatory matters, permitting, environmental, due diligence and real estate, as well as various other transactional matters and agreements as needed
  • Working with and managing outside counsel, partners, customers, counterparties and other third parties, as needed
  • Performing a broad range of legal matters and general business matters based on the needs of the company, as may be assigned by the General Counsel

Basic Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school with strong academic credentials
  • Admission to the Bar of a U.S. state or the District of Columbia
  • Seven or more years of legal experience as a practicing lawyer working in the area of design, engineering, and construction contracting (representing owners and developers)

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Hands-on, self-starter who is disciplined and detail-oriented with the ability to work independently as well as in a team setting that requires a highly accurate and timely work product
  • Agile and versatile; comfortable with new and unfamiliar subject matter; easily adaptable to change
  • Able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Enterprising and entrepreneurial
  • Able to take initiative with no direction
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong listening, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic and accountability to deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and evolving business environment
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel), Box, Workday, DocuSign
  • Excellent analytical, time-management, judgment and decision-making skills
  • Possess ambition and an optimistic attitude
  • Ability to effectively multitask and manage competing priorities and demands on time
  • Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Able to effectively manage complicated legal and business issues
  • Ability to effectively manage others, including outside counsel and service providers


  • This role is also eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; flexible spending and HSA accounts; paid holidays; paid time off; paid volunteer days; employee assistance program; tuition assistance; parental leave; military leave assistance; QTS scholarship for dependents; wellness program, and other company benefits.
  • This position is Bonus eligible.
  • This job may be eligible for equity.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or discrimination claim.

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QTS is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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