In-House Counsel

Administration
Cherry Hill, NJ
Posted 1 month ago

One Hat, One Contract, One Responsibility

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Summary:

Join Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. a Centuri company and leader in the construction industry with over a century of service supporting America’s most important infrastructure projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.  Riggs Distler has a reputation as an employer of choice in the industry and promotes a safe, exciting, and team-oriented work environment, empowering people to grow and evolve with our business.

As in-house counsel you will provide leadership and direction on such functions and matters as will mitigate the Company’s exposure in the context of legal issues and compliance requirements, and in implementing, promoting, and monitoring the Company’s strategic and tactical legal and compliance initiatives and governance.   A key component of that focus will be in the areas of commercial contracts as well as litigation.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company sponsored Healthcare Plan including Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • HSA Account with Company Contribution
  • 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Student Loan Payment & 529 College Saving Program
  • Company Paid:
    • Life & AD&D Insurance
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Employee Assistance Program

Responsibilities:

  • Counsel to the company’s utility and heavy industrial business units, including advising during contract negotiation, work performance, and dispute resolution
  • Supports in oversight and enforcement of Company compliance including bid and contract review/approval processes
  • Evaluates the merits of claims asserted and administrative and court actions filed against or on behalf of the Company, working with appropriate internal personnel to define strategic defenses
  • Assists with definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs, providing advice and guidance to business leaders on legal matters
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

 

Education, Skills, Experience Needed:

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited law school with an active license to practice law in, and in good standing with, at least one state in the U.S.
  • 3-5+ years relevant experience as an attorney in a law firm or as in-house legal counsel (preferably within the construction industry)
  • Experience in construction law, contracts, and litigation generally
  • Written communication skills to compose complex reports, legal documents, proposals, and business plans, and to adequately explain legal issues to non-lawyers
  • Ability to relate to and interact well with operations personnel
  • Oral communication skills to communicate with colleagues co-workers, direct reports, and business contacts in a courteous and professional manner
  • Interpersonal skills to negotiate key business strategies or significant agreements favorable to the Company, reconciling differences to arrive at acceptable solutions
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret legal documents, financial reports, business plans and strategies, and professional journals
  • Knowledge related to accomplishing organizational objectives, even when information is vague, and details are absent or difficult to obtain
  • Focused client-service, with timely responses to requests and in answering questions with responsive, accurate information
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

 

 

 

This job description is subject to change at any time.  It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested

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