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AECOM Sr Counsel (Operations) in Bogotá, Colombia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services legal department is actively seeking an experienced attorney for immediate employment. The successful candidate will provide legal assistance to its East Region, with an emphasis on claims in its Latin America operations.

Our ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, flexibility and willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters. These attributes coupled with leadership skills and a collaborative mind-set are essential for success and growth into a broader role within a global legal department. The ideal candidate must also have verbal and written fluency in both Spanish and English.

This position can be based from any US office or in Latin America, as long as the candidate has a license to practice in the US and experience in handling claims in Latin America.

Responsibilities of this position may include, but not be limited to:

  • Providing support to resolve simple to complex business issues through informal negotiations to formal dispute resolution;

  • Assisting project teams on responding to change orders, claims or other issues related to on-going projects, including large infrastructure projects;

  • Preparing reports, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents as necessary;

  • Multi-tasking on various time-sensitive contractual and other legal matters;

  • Negotiating contractual terms and conditions for master service agreements, design-build and other alternative delivery agreements, consortium agreements, subcontracts, purchase orders etc. of various dollar amounts;

  • Participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional services (engineering, construction management, environmental, and other technical services), collaboration with senior managers in the legal department to obtain approval of non-standard contract terms, identification of risk and opportunity, and development of risk mitigation plans;

  • Coordinating with the company's entity management department and personnel on corporate compliance matters and production of inter-company documentation as required by the finance and accounting department, tax department or other AECOM personnel;

  • Communicating with clients, governmental authorities and other stakeholders;

  • Working cooperatively with a diverse group of professionals, including the company’s executives, attorneys, risk and insurance managers, engineers, scientists and procurement staff, as well as the ability to work with attorneys and contract management staff for external clients and subcontractors;

  • Participating in legal department calls to provide updates on current matters and to assist with fair workload distribution between other team members;

  • Using on-line databases to document work and maintain updates;

  • Conducting training across different functional areas on terms and conditions, corporate policies and risk mitigation; and

  • Supporting the legal department’s goals for diversity, equity and inclusion amongst the legal department, company and outside vendors.


  • BA/BS + 8 YORE or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • US Law Degree and US Law License

  • The ideal candidate must also have verbal and written fluency in both Spanish and English.

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10090570

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: AME Support

Career Area: Legal

Work Location Model: Hybrid