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Senior Legal Counsel - Reston, VA

Reston, Virginia, 20190

Job ID:  61138

Senior Legal Counsel - Reston, VA 


The Bilfinger group of companies enhances the efficiency of assets, ensures a high level of availability, and reduces maintenance costs for its clients. Its portfolio covers the entire value chain from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance, plant expansion, as well as turnarounds.


Bilfinger North America Inc. is a maintenance and construction company working in the process, industrial, government services, and offshore industries with annual revenues of $650MM. 


Driven by integrity and a long-standing culture of performance excellence, Bilfinger doesn’t just build structures – we build relationships. Our professionals share a common goal; to keep promises, honor commitments and exceed client expectations. Our performance is what has helped, and continues to help forge strong partnerships, which are strengthened over time. Bilfinger North America Inc. provides employees with training and opportunities, both internally and externally, to further develop in their role and prepare them for elevated roles. 


The Role

The Senior Legal Counsel role will report directly to the Vice President Legal and will focus on both (i) the management of disputes, litigation, and claims arising from the company’s operations, and (ii) the drafting and negotiation of construction-related contracts, change orders, and claims.    



  • J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and an active member in good standing of a United States jurisdiction

  • If not licensed in Virginia, ability to obtain licensure in Virginia within six (6) months of hire

  • 10+ years of experience in the resolution of disputes in the construction industry with some second chair experience with litigation or arbitration of construction disputes highly preferred

  • Experience with construction and engineering agreements highly preferable, maritime/offshore experience also desired

  • Knowledge of ESI systems and software, and demonstrated experience with the efficient review of voluminous documents in construction litigation preferred

  • Extraordinary organization, time management, and interpersonal skills

  • Must demonstrate a strong ability to:

    • Deliver sound and timely legal advice

    • Adapt and be flexible to frequent changes in a fast-paced work environment

    • Demonstrate integrity consistent with Bilfinger’s core values

    • Collaborate and work effectively in a team environment with people of various backgrounds and styles

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, to include clear, concise, and professional presentation of information

    • Adapt to the constantly evolving world of technology, may include but not limited to: Microsoft Office suite, Contract Management, and eDiscovery software



  • Support Bilfinger North America Inc. and its subsidiaries in the resolution of any litigation, arbitration, or claims matters arising from its projects and operations

  • Provide advice and guidance to the operations team to assist in the resolution of issues related to ongoing projects

  • Provide legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations and privileges of the company

  • Provide legal advice and counsel to the Human Resources Department on potential and existing labor and employment issues

  • Review and edit construction agreements in the industrial and commercial markets based upon the company’s contracting requirement

  • Research, as necessary, applicable areas of the law for the jurisdiction where the work will be performed

  • Participate with the operations team in the final negotiations of agreements with the clients

  • Manage external counsel, consultants, and internal teams engaged in the resolution of any litigation, arbitration, or claims matters, working to ensure the company gets value and results for its legal expenditures

  • Assist in the development and implementation of dispute resolution, contracting, and claims policies and procedures

  • Develop training programs and procedures to anticipate, avoid, and minimize disputes, and to resolve disputes efficiently when they occur, preserving important company relationships with clients and subcontractors

  • Research, as necessary, applicable areas of the law for the jurisdiction where the work will be performed

  • Assist in the resolution of business or technical issues by identifying legal solutions and recommending a course of action

  • Interface with insurers in the coordination of coverage for insured matters

  • Coordinate review and negotiation efforts with internal subject matter experts

  • Report to and consult with the Vice President Legal on material issues arising in the areas mentioned above or in the region in general and take on additional duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Performance of the required job duties will be in an office environment with prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • The ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


Please reach out to Kelly Cocca Baker (281) 714 - 6883 in case of any questions related to this position. 


Bilfinger North America Inc.  is an Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, on the basis of traits historically associated with race (including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), or any other status protected by the law.


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.


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