Project Counsel

State: California
Job Category: Legal/Compliance
Job Code: 1598
# of Openings: 1


Project Counsel

As Project Counsel assigned to a project in the Los Angeles, CA, you will have the opportunity to work on an exciting, high profile complex P3 project. You will assist executive management with strategic initiatives and manage the legal efforts to provide practical and sound legal advice and counsel to management team in a variety of the legal work related to the company’s business, including a wide range of transactional, compliance, and corporate governance matters.


  • Gain a deep understanding of the key project contracts (prime contract, major subcontracts, and purchase orders). This includes, among other things, acquire familiarity with: (i) notice procedures and deadlines in the agreements; (ii) contractual risk allocation; (iii) invoicing and payment provisions; (iv) contractual remedies and preconditions to obtaining relief; and (v) dispute escalation and resolution sequence.

  • Provide advice to project management team on the contractual impact of proposed actions.

  • Provide training to the project management team on the key project contracts.

  • Drafting project correspondence to be sent to the Owner, key subcontractors and critical third parties. Gather the necessary technical or commercial data necessary for the specific piece of correspondence in question. Seek input, review and approval from the Project Manager.

  • Support the project management team in creating the necessary awareness in all heads of the departments at the Project so that issues which may require contractual response are identified and communicated in a timely fashion.

  • Disseminate good practices with regards to internal communications (internal memos, e-mails between team members). Ensure good practices to that effect are followed.

  • Advice in the identification and preparation of claims, in close coordination with contract management department. Management of disputes and litigation.

  • Coordinate with partners’ in-house and Project outside counsel.

  • Review, as requested by Procurement, solicitations (RFQ, RFP) to be issued to vendors (subcontractors, suppliers).


  • Juris Doctor and 5 or more years law firm or in-house counsel experience
  • Construction industry experience preferred.

  • Admitted to the Bar (License to practice law) required, preferably in California.

  •                                                                                                Dragados is an equal opportunity employer


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