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Senior Counsel

Requisition ID:  238526

Requisition Posting End Date: 10/18/2021

Role Overview:

Under the supervision of the Energy GBU’s Manager of Legal, provide advice and support to business development, project management and senior leadership on legal and commercial issues involving Bechtel’s Energy Global Business Unit (GBU) and its prospects and projects worldwide, including:



  • Work closely with GBU Business Development and Management in structuring, preparing, negotiating and concluding transactions for prospects and projects in the markets served by the Energy GBU.
  • Advise and support GBU Management and project personnel on legal issues during the execution of projects.
  • Provide advice and assist in the negotiation and settlement of disputed claims with clients, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Advise GBU Business Development and Management on the company’s internal protocols and procedures to ensure that compliance is maintained.
  • Under the overall supervision of the GBU’s Manager of Legal, the Senior Counsel will usually work on transactions independently with GBU Business Development and Management.  Senior Counsel will retain legal services from outside counsel as needed and appropriate.
  • The legal work associated with the position is typically complex and difficult – the issues to be addressed are often unique and require a high order of original and creative legal analysis for their resolution.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must hold a current bar admission from a U.S. jurisdiction (foreign qualified lawyers will also be considered).
  • Must be prepared to travel on an "as-needed" basis.
  • Minimum 10 years work experience with Engineering and Construction projects and related contract documents – from a major law firm or major Engineering, Procurement and Construction firm.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Membership in the State Bar of the State of Texas. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Well-honed advisory, negotiation and drafting skills.
  • A high degree of business acumen and a strategic approach.
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels within the company.
  • Capable of directing and reviewing the work of other junior attorneys.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.