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Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Morristown, New Jersey
Job Type:
Position type:
Business Services
Experience level:
3 - 5 Years
Education level:
Juris Doctor

In House Counsel

The Colas Group is a worldwide leader in infrastructure, road construction and maintenance. Our goal is to set the pace in our industry and to be a model of excellence by providing safe, innovative, sustainable and cost-effective solutions for our customers. We are active in the construction and maintenance of road, air, rail and maritime transportation, infrastructure, urban development projects and recreational facilities. With 70,000 employees spanning 5 continents, the Colas Group carries out over 100,000 projects each year, backed by a tight international network of construction materials facilities, including: aggregate mining sites; asphalt plants; ready-mix concrete plants; liquid asphalt terminals; and emulsion plants.
As a key part of this group, Colas USA has a network of companies which allow us to provide most of our products and services anywhere in the United States, from Alaska to Florida and Maine to Southern California. We support our 5,000 plus employees as they operate from more than 50 regional offices located in more than 25 states. We are committed to developing and improving products and construction services based on recycling of material, improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
We are looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to assist in providing various day-to-day legal assistance to multiple operating subsidiaries with emphasis on drafting construction contracts. The successful candidate will join the Colas USA legal department located in Morristown, NJ.
" Drafting road construction contracts (public and private)
" Drafting aggregate extraction and supply agreements
" Providing accurate and timely counsel to business executives on a variety of legal topics (construction defects, liens, change orders, project bidding, bonds, employment matters, acquisitions, environmental issues, regulatory issues, and general legal advice)
" Drafting corporate minutes and general corporate housekeeping
" Researching and evaluating risk factors for construction business decisions and operations
" Applying effective risk management techniques and offering proactive advice on various legal issues
" Communicating effectively and negotiating with external parties (subcontractors, suppliers, customers, regulators, public authorities)
" Coordinating with outside counsel on acquisitions, litigation, and environmental matters
" Providing legal counsel with integrity and a high ethical standard
" Maintaining current knowledge of changes in legislation and regulations affecting our industry
" Must have a law degree from an accredited law school and active license to practice law
" Must have between 4 to 7 years of experience as an in-house attorney with a construction company or as an attorney with a private law firm handling legal work in the construction industry
" Must possess strong drafting, organizational, communication and analytical skills
" Must have ability to multitask and work independently and as a member of a group
Qualified applicants may email a copy of their resume, salary requirements, and references to:
Ms. Marion Washington at MWashington@colasinc.com