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General Commercial/Contracts, Litigation, Risk Management
At Encore Electric, we build complex projects and we work hard to exceed our customers’ expectations. Our people are smart and work as a team, using the latest technology to create insightful and innovative construction solutions at the jobsite and in the office. We are learning company, dedicated to continuous improvement through in-house training and mentoring focused on Safety, Quality and Project Performance.
At Encore, we exhibit high levels of integrity and demonstrate it with ethical behavior, creating trust with our customers. We provide an open environment for our employees to challenge each other for better results. Ultimately our success comes from our people feeding their desire to be a part of something greater than themselves, serving with their talents in a team environment to achieve a higher personal satisfaction and being good stewards for the future legacy of our company.
Encore is seeking to hire aRisk Management Analyst & In-House Counselfor our Lakewood, Colorado headquarters. Housed in the Risk Management/Legal Department, this position will report to the V.P. of Risk Management & General Counsel.
Risk Management Analyst & In-House Counsel
Risk Management & General Counsel
The Risk Management Analyst & In-House Counsel (“In-House Counsel”) will provide legal support to the V.P. of Risk Management & General Counsel and corporate service support to a wide variety of departments and business units.
In-House Counsel must demonstrate the following general responsibilities:
Offer pragmatic, timely counsel on a wide variety of legal issues included contracts, project disputes, insurance claims and personnel issues
Learn Encore’s business and industry and show a commitment to continuous education
Establish and maintain excellent rapport with executives and employees and work collaboratively alongside colleagues in all areas of the company
Collaborate with General Counsel, other team members and departments to find creative, practical solutions to legal challenges
Work with and manage external counsel as needed
Work diligently to complete projects that are assigned
Work well with others to complete tasks in a timely manner and to accomplish the mission of the organization;
Show initiative and drive to accomplish goals and initiatives;
Demonstrate a high-level of problem solving ability;
Take ownership of, and responsibility for, projects that are assigned;
Show initiative and drive to produce quality work; and
Uphold the core values of the organization.
In-House Counsel must provide support, guidance, and assistance in the following areas:
Legal Analysis and Research
Research and analyze complex legal issues and topics and prepare recommendations for courses of action
Analyze substantive legal issues and prepare recommendations for company
Maintain current knowledge of Colorado construction law, employment law and labor law, and best practices
Provide legal advice to departments, executives and project teams
Analyze and counsel project teams on strategies to avoid and mitigate potential disputes
Provide guidance and assistance while resolving a wide variety of construction disputes
Advise and consult regarding mechanics’ liens issues
Consult with and manage external counsel as necessary
Employment and Labor Law
Advise the Human Resources Department on a wide variety of employment and labor issues
Research and analyze new developments in labor and employment law and regulatory compliance
Contract Review and Negotiation
Review, modify and negotiate contracts with Encore’s external customers and vendors
Participate in, and eventually lead, Encore’s internal contract review meetings
Educate key stakeholders and project teams regarding contractual risk and insurance requirements
Develop and implement legal/risk management initiatives and processes
Assist and guide departments on the development and implementation of key policies and procedures
General Risk Management
Proactively identify, assess and mitigate risk in all areas of the organization
Participate in discussions and provide recommendations regarding risk management relating to potential future projects that company is pursuing
Assist with risk assessments during project planning and execution
Initiatives and Training
Educate and train business units, the project managers, future leaders and others on a variety of issues related to contracts and risk
Participate in a variety of strategic initiatives related to risk management
Other duties as may be assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
In-House Counsel must have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Excellent organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to lead and collaborate with various employees at all levels of the organization
Knowledge regarding a wide variety of legal concepts
Knowledge regarding construction contracts and delivery methods
Strong research and analytical skills
Strong negotiating skills
Ability to adapt to new and changing requirements, environments, and/or information
Estimating resources needed to complete required tasks
Strong business, legal writing and oral communication skills
Effective written and oral communication sufficient to be able to elicit and communicate information
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, customers, vendors, consultants, management, and employees
Organizing work to accomplish tasks in a timely and effective manner
Reading and writing in a clear and concise fashion
Prioritizing to meet job needs
Demonstrate a high-level of complex problem solving ability
Uphold and exemplify Encore’s core value
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
A law degree from an accredited law school
A license to practice law in Colorado and in good standing
Experience in either a law firm or an in-house legal setting
Experience in construction is preferred
Encore Electric, Inc. is an EEO/AA/M/F/VET/DISABILITY employer
About Encore Electric
Employee owned electrical contracting firm. Offices in Lakewood, Avon, Colorado Springs and Ft Collins.