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Project Counsel

Company Description


Dragados is an international contractor established in 1941 that specializes in major infrastructure projects, including bridges, roads and highways, tunnels and underground projects, buildings, energy and environmental infrastructure, dams and hydraulic works worldwide. Dragados is the construction arm of ACS Group, one of the leading infrastructure developers in the world with presence in more than 40 countries, ranked No. 1 on ENR’s 2016 Top 250 International Contractors list.

Dragados’ success and future depends on attracting, developing and retaining diverse and skilled talent. We believe that our company’s achievement begins with great employees. Dragados began U.S. operations in 2005 and 2008 in Canada. Strategic partnerships with Schiavone, Picone, Pulice, J.F. White and Prince enhanced Dragados ability to complete large scale projects, using the latest technologies to resolve technical challenges.


Corporate Headquarters:

810 7th Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Main Office: 212.779.0900


www.dragados-usa.com          www.dragados-usa.com/career

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Project Counsel As Project Counsel assigned to a project in the Los Angeles, CA, you will have the opportunity to work on an exciting, high profile complex P3 project. You will assist executive management with strategic initiatives and manage the legal efforts to provide practical and sound legal advice and counsel to management team in a variety of the legal work related to the company’s business, including a wide range of transactional, compliance, and corporate governance matters. Responsibilities Gain a deep understanding of the key project contracts (prime contract, major subcontracts, and purchase orders). This includes, among other things, acquire familiarity with: (i) notice procedures and deadlines in the agreements; (ii) contractual risk allocation; (iii) invoicing and payment provisions; (iv) contractual remedies and preconditions to obtaining relief; and (v) dispute escalation and resolution sequence. Provide advice to project management team on the contractual impact of proposed actions. Provide training to the project management team on the key project contracts. Drafting project correspondence to be sent to the Owner, key subcontractors and critical third parties. Gather the necessary technical or commercial data necessary for the specific piece of correspondence in question. Seek input, review and approval from the Project Manager. Support the project management team in creating the necessary awareness in all heads of the departments at the Project so that issues which may require contractual response are identified and communicated in a timely fashion. Disseminate good practices with regards to internal communications (internal memos, e-mails between team members). Ensure good practices to that effect are followed. Advice in the identification and preparation of claims, in close coordination with contract management department. Management of disputes and litigation. Coordinate with partners’ in-house and Project outside counsel. Review, as requested by Procurement, solicitations (RFQ, RFP) to be issued to vendors (subcontractors, suppliers). Qualifications Juris Doctor and 5 or more years law firm or in-house counsel experience Construction industry experience preferred. Admitted to the Bar (License to practice law) required, preferably in California. Dragados is an equal opportunity employer
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