Construction Contract Counsel
Taylor Hopkinson is searching for a Construction Contract Counsel to be a part of the offshore wind entity for one of the world's leading energy businesses. The role will be vitally important in providing legal advice and support to personnel regarding the major supply and construction packages for a major offshore renewable energy project.
This role could be based in Boston or New York.
- Support General Counsel in managing external legal resources to ensure efficient and effective completion of tasks.
- Support project documentation and compliance functions.
- Coordinate efforts with other legal and management staff regarding corporate and project requirements to ensure maximum value and appropriate risk management.
- Work with project teams throughout the project construction phase by negotiating with major suppliers and contractors to secure reservation agreements and major construction contracts, providing legal advice on issues as they arise and providing solutions that meet project objectives while complying with departmental guidelines.
- Prepare and review a range of design, supply, construction and installation contracts, as well as consultancy, goods and services and confidentiality agreements, consistent with procurement policies.
- Advising on negotiating positions relating to insurance coverage and bankability for the major packages.
- Provide legal expertise and commercial support to staff in the development, execution, administration, and operation of utility-scale offshore renewable energy projects.
- Develop, review, and recommend changes to legal strategy and contracting actions to improve efficiency and risk mitigation.
- Juris Doctorate.
- Experience in-house counsel or comparable law firm experience with emphasis on document preparation.
- Proven track-record in project development and legal aspects of large-scale construction projects in the renewable energy industry (project finance projects preferred).
- License to practice law in the United Kingdom, Australia, Massachusetts, Texas or New York.
- Knowledge of a wide variety of contract formats (FIDIC yellow book preferred) relevant to the renewable energy industry and of offshore wind installation strategies, vessel contracting and an understanding of the Jones Act.
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Software and document management systems.
- Strong interpersonal and teamwork as well as written and verbal communication skills.
- Identify risks and propose alternative strategies as needed to mitigate such risks in accomplishing project objectives. Strong analytical problem-solving, communication, and customer/partner relationship skills are essential.
- Multi-task and oversee multiple projects simultaneously with possible competing deadlines; planning, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills are imperative.
- Work successfully in a dynamic team environment with the ability and willingness to timely meet fluid and changing priorities.
- Strong ethical mindset and willingness to raise concerns to internal team members when appropriate.