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Legal Counsel

Requisition ID:  256601

Requisition Posting End Date: 08/19/2022

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.
Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.
We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy, and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.



Acts as an advisor to internal clients on legal issues affecting Bechtel activities.  Areas of legal support may include contract analysis, negotiations and preparation; government and regulatory compliance; litigation; claims management; corporate law; and labor and employment law.  The legal work is typically difficult by reason of one or more of the following: absence of clear and directly applicable legal precedents; different possible interpretations that can be placed on the facts, the laws, or the precedents involved; substantial importance of legal matters to the organization.  Manages outside counsel performing legal services for Bechtel. 


A. Supervision Received
Works independently.  Makes legal decisions having an important bearing on the organization’s business.
B. Supervision Exercised
Assigns work to one or more attorneys, legal assistants or other members of the Legal Department’s administrative staff.
C. Contacts
Maintains contacts with internal clients, principals of a global business unit (GBU) or function, subcontractors and/or vendors as appropriate. Retains legal service from outside legal counsel as needed.


1.    Independently investigates facts, researches legal precedents, defines legal and factual issues, drafts necessary legal documents and develops conclusions and recommendations. Reviews decisions having an important bearing on the organization’s business.   
2.    Reviews or prepares contracts, subcontracts, proposals, and other legal documents.
3.    Negotiates legal provisions of contracts with clients, subcontractors and vendors.
4.    Provides interpretation and analysis of contracts and other documents for a global business unit (GBU), function, or service organization. 
5.    May have primary day-to-day responsibility for legal services provided to major organizations.
6.    Prepares standard terms for documents used on a repeated basis such as purchase orders and subcontracts.
7.    Provides legal counsel regarding government and regulatory compliance.
8.    Manages or assists with the handling and settlement of suits, charges, claims work and as necessary with outside legal counsel.
9.    Manages or assists with administrative litigation, employment and labor relations, and occupational and health work.
10.    Performs special functions in coordinating the formation of international contracts with particular emphasis upon achieving proper communications between national and international counsel.



  • Broad knowledge and demonstrated experience in legal subject matter areas.
  • Broad knowledge of Bechtel corporate activities and related industry legal concepts, obligations, and regulations. 
  • Broad knowledge of engineering and construction work processes and ability to adapt legal concepts to suit the Bechtel environment. 
  • Broad knowledge of Bechtel policies and procedures and ability to apply them consistently to the organization.
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Juris Doctor (JD) degree, or international equivalent. 
  • Active membership in the applicable bar association, where required.


What we offer
At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:

  • Flexible Working
  • Private Medical Coverage
  • Life Insurance Program
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability Scheme

Our Commitment
Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things.




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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.