Arbitration, Banking and Finance, Capital markets, Company commercial, Competition and antitrust, Construction and engineering, Conveyancing, Governance, risk and compliance, Insurance/Reinsurance, Projects and infrastructure, Regulatory, Real estate
Engage with key stakeholders throughout the region and provide assistance and legal advice where required;
Assist the Senior Legal Counsel with his / her day to day functions and provide legal and or administrative support where required;
Draft, review and negotiate contracts (which includes construction contracts and other standard / non-standard contracts);
Review and advise on all legal documents executed by AECOM, including (but not limited to) tender documents, contracts, employment agreements, MoUs, and bonds;
Assist with the bid process and specifically identifying legal and commercial risks associated with each opportunity;
Manage claims and litigation matters in the region;
Engage with and manage external lawyers where necessary;
Develop a detailed knowledge of the laws, policies and procedures that applies to AECOM Africa;
Advise AECOM on its rights and responsibilities under applicable laws;
Advise on AECOM's responsibilities and minimizing AECOM's risks under applicable ethics and compliance laws and regulations;
Assist with ensuring compliance with AECOM's policies and procedures, including the Delegations of Authority;
Provide proactive, solutions focused, legally sound advice and support in a timely fashion to AECOM Africa and its stakeholders.
Areas of Responsibility:
General Support and administrative function.
Qualities and attributes:
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
Thorough - attention to detail;
Ability to excel under pressure and meet strict deadlines;
Ability to work with cross-disciplined, multi-jurisdictional internal and external clients;
Team player plus ability to work autonomously;
High level of client service;
Agility in changing circumstances;
Can do attitude and willingness to perform assigned tasks.
Minimum 2 (two) years post admission experience;
Knowledge of construction Contracts (FIDIC, NEC, GCC, JBCC).
The following experience is strongly desirable:
Practical experience at a reputable law firm;
Africa Region experience preferred;
Construction / engineering industry experience;
Strong contracts capabilities and experience;
Ethics & Compliance experience (including knowledge of Anti-bribery and corruption - and PFMA legislation and requirements).
Bachelor of Laws from a reputable University;
Admission as Attorney;
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Legal and Compliance
Business Line Geography OH
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country South Africa
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 237046BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.