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Senior Legal Counsel (Construction) Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Senior Legal Counsel (Construction)

Gilbane Building Company - Cleveland, OH

Posted: 12/7/2022 - Expires: 3/7/2023

Job ID: 250781956


Job Description

Senior Legal Counsel (Construction)

Job Locations

US-IL-Chicago | US-WI-Milwaukee | US-OH-Cleveland | US-OH-Columbus | US-CA-San Jose | US-TX-Houston | US-AZ-Phoenix

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The Senior Legal Counsel of Gilbane Building Company will be responsible for providing legal support to several business units across the country depending on the location of the selected candidate. The referred location for this position is Chicago, but other potential locations for this position include Houston, Cleveland, Columbus, Milwaukee, San Jose or Phoenix. 


Among other things, the Senior Legal Counsel will advise the Company's business unit leaders concerning contracting with project owners and subcontractors, dispute resolution, labor and employment, employee training and other legal and compliance issues arising within the construction operations of the assigned business units.


This position will be an integral part of the Legal Department that supports Gilbane Building Company and its subsidiaries. The attorney in this position will report to the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, who is located in the Company's Arlington, Virginia office. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills are essential.


The Senior Legal Counsel will provide hands-on advice in the following practice areas for the Company, among others:


Construction contracts, including the AIA and ConsensusDocs families of documents;

Establishment of strategic alliances and joint ventures with teaming partners;
Insurance and bonding for construction projects;
Claims preparation;
Selection and management of outside counsel;
Dispute resolution, including litigation, mediation and arbitration



Communicate Effectively - Listen to understand and clearly convey information in all forms based on the audience to ensure shared meaning of the message
Act Inclusively - Ensure that actions and behaviors are respectful; show empathy and treat others with dignity. Leverage capabilities and insights of individuals with diverse perspectives, abilities and motivation.
Solve Problems - Identify, prioritize and implement alternatives for a solution.
Demonstrate Agility/ Adaptability - Maintain effectiveness and adjust to change by exploring the rationale, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful. Create an atmosphere of open-mindedness to change.
Drive for Results - Show passion and commitment while delivering on business outcomes. Create a sense of individual ownership and accountability.
Champion Innovation - Identify opportunities for new and improved ways of doing things that result in value added, unique and differentiated solutions.

The ideal Senior Legal Counsel will possess solid academic credentials from a top tier U.S. law school and approximately 10 years of legal experience counseling businesses in the practice areas listed above, including at least 5 years of relevant in-house experience. In particular, the ideal candidate will have relevant experience as in-house counsel for a medium-sized or large construction company and will be familiar with public and private contracting for institutional, commercial and residential projects, including developer projects.  An undergraduate degree in construction/engineering is also a plus.



The applicant must be willing to travel on occasion, sometimes with short notice. The travel required for the role is estimated at approximately 25%.

Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees' education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Gilbane is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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