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We are looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to assist in providing various day-to-day legal assistance to multiple operating subsidiaries with emphasis on drafting construction contracts. The successful candidate will join the Colas USA legal department located in Morristown, NJ.
Drafting road construction contracts (public and private)
Drafting aggregate extraction and supply agreements
Providing accurate and timely counsel to business executives on a variety of legal topics (construction defects, liens, change orders, project bidding, bonds, employment matters, acquisitions, environmental issues, regulatory issues, and general legal advice)
Drafting corporate minutes and general corporate housekeeping
Researching and evaluating risk factors for construction business decisions and operations
Applying effective risk management techniques and offering proactive advice on various legal issues
Communicating effectively and negotiating with external parties (subcontractors, suppliers, customers, regulators, public authorities)
Coordinating with outside counsel on acquisitions, litigation, and environmental matters
Providing legal counsel with integrity and a high ethical standard
Maintaining current knowledge of changes in legislation and regulations affecting our industry
Must have a law degree from an accredited law school and active license to practice law
Must have between 4 to 7 years of experience as an in-house attorney with a construction company or as an attorney with a private law firm handling legal work in the construction industry
Must possess strong drafting, organizational, communication and analytical skills
Must have ability to multitask and work independently and as a member of a group
The Colas Group is a worldwide leader in infrastructure, road construction and maintenance. Our goal is to set the pace in our industry and to be a model of excellence by providing safe, innovative, sustainable and cost-effective solutions for our customers. We are active in the construction and maintenance of road, air, rail and maritime transportation, infrastructure, urban development project...s and recreational facilities. With 70,000 employees spanning 5 continents, the Colas Group carries out over 100,000 projects each year, backed by a tight international network of construction materials facilities, including: aggregate mining sites; asphalt plants; ready-mix concrete plants; liquid asphalt terminals; and emulsion plants.
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