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Senior Corporate Counsel (Operations)


Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

AECOM Buildings + Places Architectural team are seeking Senior Corporate Counsel to join our team. This position can be based out of Mississauga, ON or Montreal, QC offices with opportunities for hybrid work.

AECOM Buildings + Places Canada (B+P Canada) is a vibrant and growing fully integrated team spanning architecture, all the building’s engineering disciplines, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, economics and asset management for design and infrastructure projects. Project assignments may include, although not limited to: Transit and Municipal, Commercial, and Institutional projects, Justice, Education and Government.

The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidance on risk management and adherence to company policies
  • Review, draft, and negotiate contracts, subcontracts and other legal documents relating to architecture, engineering, construction, environmental, and other services provided by the company to clients in the public and private sectors, including documents related to teaming arrangements, joint ventures, confidentiality agreements, licenses, purchase and sales agreements, insurance, and other matters
  • Act in an advisory capacity making recommendations that may have an important bearing on the conduct of the organization's business
  • Work with management and staff to resolve pre-litigation disputes and potential claims
  • Supervise and manage litigation, including professional liability, breach of contract, and personal injury/wrongful death matters, utilizing outside counsel retained by the company to maximize quality and cost-effectiveness
  • Manage external counsel and litigation budgets
  • Handle subpoenas, document requests, and other litigation related items with limited support staff
  • Prepare and review disclosures to public agencies and support corporate secretary functions
  • Review and conduct research into legislation, cases and legal precedents and emerging government policies to the extent required to address contract-specific or other matters
  • Prepare and review legal memoranda and briefs relating to organizational risks and activities
  • Provide staff with guidance on compliance with federal and provincial laws, statutes and regulations
  • Provide support to multiple offices, and support other team members within the broader West Region as may be necessary based on experience and/or work loads
  • Support the legal department’s goals of diversity, equity and inclusion amongst the legal department, the company and outside vendors.


Minimum Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must possess no less than:

  • L.L.B. or J.D. Degree or equivalent from accredited law school + six (6) years of demonstrated legal experience with a major engineering company.
  • Member in good standing with bar in any Canadian Province

Demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience at an engineering, architecture or construction company, contractor, consultant or law firm in the areas of engineering and construction law
  • Capable of presenting before senior management
  • Capable of working independently with minimal oversight
  • Demonstrated drafting and negotiation experience involving professional services and construction related agreements
  • Well-developed communications skills; ability to clearly and concisely express legal issues and analysis as it pertains to business and technical concerns to executive management, commercial and finance colleagues, technical colleagues and peers
  • Outgoing, personable and a team player
  • Self-driven & resourceful to achieve goals independently and in groups
  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in an environment with changing requirements, schedules and priorities
  • Ability to generate ideas, make recommendations & come to consensus
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills
  • Fluent in English and French and able to practice law in both languages
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel periodically

Additional Information

Sponsorship for Canadian employment authorization is not available for this position.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.