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Senior Counsel

Posted Jun 01
Full Time
On Site

Company Overview:

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 supervision of the Manufacturing & Technology business’ Principal Counsel – Manager of Legal, provide advice and support to business development, project management and senior leadership on legal and commercial issues involving Bechtel's Manufacturing & Technology business and its prospects and projects worldwide.


*This role requires you to be located in or near Reston, VA, Houston, TX, or Chandler, AZ. 



  • Work closely with Business Development and Management in structuring, preparing, negotiating and concluding transactions for prospects and projects in the markets served by the Manufacturing & Technology business (semiconductors, electric vehicles/batteries, data centers).
  • Advise and support Manufacturing & Technology Management and project personnel on legal issues during the execution of projects.
  • Provide advice and assist in the negotiation and settlement of disputed claims with clients, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Advise Business Development and Management on the company's internal protocols and procedures to ensure that compliance is maintained.
  • Under the overall supervision of the Manufacturing & Technology business’ Principal Counsel – Manager of Legal, the Senior Counsel will usually work on transactions independently with Business Development and Management. Senior Counsel will retain legal services from outside counsel as needed and 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.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
  • Must hold a current bar admission from a U.S. jurisdiction (foreign qualified lawyers will also be considered).


Additional Qualifications

  • Must be prepared to travel on an "as-needed" basis.
  • Minimum 10 years work experience with Engineering and Construction projects and related contract documents — from a major law firm or major Engineering, Procurement and Construction firm.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Well-honed advisory, negotiation, and drafting skills.
  • A 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 junior attorneys.
  • Experience with semiconductor, electric vehicle/battery or data center owners or projects.
  • Experience with intellectual property matters is a plus.


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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.