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Corporate Counsel

at Austin Industries

Posted: 1/24/2020
Job Reference #: 3184
Categories: Legal
Keywords: legal, law, contracts

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-TX-La Porte
    Requisition ID
    2020-3184
    Category
    Legal
  • Overview

    Austin Industries has an outstanding opportunity for a Corporate Counsel professional for our Austin Industrial Services division. The Corporate Counsel will be the primary legal support for Austin Industrial serving the risk management/contracting and legal functions.

    This position will be located at our Austin Industrial headquarters based in LaPorte, Texas.

    Responsibilities

    • Will primarily represent and be responsible for all legal matters at Austin Industries’ industrial division headquartered in LaPorte, Texas. Primary workload will involve contracting, risk management, project team support, and claims.
    • Will work at the corporate level and directly report to the Chief Legal Officer.
    • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts of various types including, but not limited to, prime contracts, maintenance agreements, purchase orders, subcontracts, joint venture agreements, letters of intent, consulting agreements, and other transactions that arise from Austin Industrial’s business.
    • Perform legal due diligence, records searches, and legal research.
    • Work proactively in conjunction with various departments to identify and address legal and business issues.
    • Some limited travel inside the United States.

    Qualifications

    • JD and a minimum of 4 years’ practical experience.
    • Major law firm experience.
    • Strong academic credentials.
    • Construction industry experience preferred.
    • This position is based at Austin Industrial’s headquarters in LaPorte, Texas.
    • Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Ability to meet the high expectations of a demanding work environment while maintaining independence and objectivity.
    • Ability to work autonomously, efficiently, and proactively on multiple projects under tight deadlines while maintaining a commitment to quality.
    • Sharp, resourceful, dedicated individual with strong work ethic.
    • High emotional intelligence with the ability to relate to a diverse workforce.
    • The desire to constantly grow and learn.

    We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance and a matching 401K plan. We are proud to be a 100% Employee Owned Company. To learn more about Austin’s Employee Ownership history, please go to http://www.austin-ind.com/core-values.html.

    An equal employment opportunity employer

    Austin ("The Company") is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

    No Agency Inquiries Please

    Austin Industries and all operating divisions (Austin Bridge & Road, Austin Commercial, and Austin Industrial) do not accept unsolicited resumes, candidates’ names or summaries from staffing agencies, search firms, or third-party recruiters. Any unsolicited resumes, candidates’ names or summaries submitted to Austin Industries, or any of its employee-owners, become the property of Austin Industries and Austin Industries will not pay a placement fee.

    About Austin Industries

    Austin Industries and its operating companies engage in almost every type of civil, commercial and industrial construction. Austin is owned entirely by its employees through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Austin Industries has a rich history. We are one of the largest and most diversified construction firms in the nation. Austin stands on the core values of Uncompromising Integrity, Employee-ownership, Exemplary Service and Excellence in Safety. To learn more about our history, culture and operations, visit us at www.austin-ind.com