Legal Counsel (US)- Corporate Services

Location: 

Denver, CO, US, 80234 Seattle, WA, US, 98104

Graham is an employee-owned, construction solution partner that services the buildings, industrial, infrastructure, water and project finance sectors. We deliver lasting value for our clients through meticulous planning and scheduling, while upholding rigorous safety and quality standards. With offices throughout North America, our passionate and knowledgeable teams deliver projects that enable communities to thrive and people to live, work, move and grow in a rapidly changing world. With over nine decades of experience, Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity. Join our team to deliver a better tomorrow.

 

We are seeking top-tier talent to join our Legal team and support our construction operations in the United States by applying your expertise to various Legal and business initiatives. As a member of this collaborative team, you can expect a safe, diverse and inclusive environment, and on-going learning and career development opportunities.


 

About the Role

 

Graham is seeking to add a new in-house US lawyer to its fast paced and dynamic Legal Team. Reporting to Graham’s Associate General Counsel US, the ideal candidate will be responsible for providing timely, accurate, and pragmatic legal support and services to Graham’s Operations and Corporate Services Teams in the United States. The candidate will be expected to work remotely, supporting Graham’s teams, which are predominantly in Colorado, Washington, Nebraska, and California. Travel to these jurisdictions (and to Graham’s head office in Canada) will on occasion be required. 

 

As Legal Counsel at Graham you will:

 

  • Advise Graham’s Operations and Corporate Services Teams on the prosecution, defense and resolution of claims and disputes in an efficient and timely manner.  Conduct legal research as required and help resolve disputes from a solution-oriented, practical, creative, and strategic perspective.
  • Take sole carriage of dispute resolution matters and assist other lawyers with complex litigation/arbitration matters.
  • Participate in contract drafting and negotiation throughout the project lifecycle and provide support to Operations related to prime contracts, subcontracts, purchase agreements and similar agreements.
  • Support the Legal Team with legal research and contract form development.
  • Complete assigned work responsibilities and tasks in a timely, accurate, and professional manner.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of Graham’s business, markets, and contract types.
  • Interact with Graham personnel, executives, and external stakeholders as needed to complete assigned work.
  • Demonstrate HSE and Quality behaviors that reflect corporate expectations of Actively Caring and Road to Zero.

 

 

Qualifications/Experience:

 

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Current active membership in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction, with Washington, Colorado, Nebraska or California preferred.
  • 3-7 years of experience practicing construction law in private practice or in-house with a construction or engineering firm (or equivalent).  
  • Ideally, experience in Employment law.
  • Experience with construction insurance and bonding claims.
  • Good understanding of construction/engineering industry and general construction contracts.
  • Experience with interpretation of construction contracts regarding all aspects of entitlement and quantum.
  • Ability to travel to Canada is required.



Compensation and Benefits:

  • Opportunity for ownership and increased income through dividends and share equity increases
  • Sharing of annual profits paid out in bonuses
  • Excellent Health & Dental benefits plan, Life insurance, AD&D. LTD and Flex Plan
  • 401(k) savings plan with employer matching upon eligibility
  • 14 paid holidays a year
  • 3 to 5 weeks of vacation per year, with credit for prior industry experience
  • Professional and career development opportunities
     

What we can offer you:

  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast-evolving business sector
  • Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America
     

If this sounds like you, then Graham may be the right fit. Apply today.
 

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.
 

Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated if you are unable to apply online.
 

No unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.
 

The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

Build Your Career!

 

 

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Denver