Corporate Counsel/Assistant General Counsel

AlabamaUnited States
AlabamaUnited States

MasTec Communications Group

Position Title: Corporate Counsel/Assistant General Counsel

Department: Legal

Reports To: Associate General Counsel


MasTec, Inc. (a $13B Fortune 500© infrastructure construction company) is seeking a construction attorney to join its in-house team in Coral Gables, Florida. The successful candidate will provide specialized construction legal advice and counsel to MasTec and its subsidiaries specializing in the construction of energy infrastructure projects across the United States.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide efficient, solution-oriented legal advice and counsel to several electrical power delivery infrastructure contracting business units within MasTec
  • Review construction bid documents to advise executives and operations team members on material terms and conditions impacting bid submissions and to offer reasonable risk mitigation alternatives as needed
  • Review and negotiate construction contracts with various entities involving electrical transmission, distribution and substation related work
  • Review and negotiate procurement and subcontractor agreements, including incorporation of prime contract terms and conditions into subcontracts
  • Change order/claims management
  • Manage owner contract and subcontract disputes, mediation, and litigation
  • Assist with obtaining guidance regarding day-to-day legal issues that may occur on large construction projects
  • Conduct training for operations, pre-construction, procurement, finance, estimating, and business development teams on matters of construction law, contract interpretation, and claims
  • Develop and/or modify contract templates, training materials, and contract negotiation reference tools for use by operations, business development, pre-construction, and procurement teams
  • Work directly with outside counsel on transactional and litigation matters

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and admission to a State Bar
  • 8+ years of strong experience advising clients regarding complex construction law issues
  • Team player with a positive attitude who enjoys collaborating with others
  • Experience and comfort with being the primary point of contact for clients on transactional and litigation matters preferred
  • Experience with complex construction litigation is preferred
  • Candidate must be able to advise, draft, and negotiate all construction contract documentation without supervision
  • Willingness to act as a solution-oriented business partner, assisting the business in achieving its goals, and advising the business teams on options for mitigating project risk
  • Ability to manage a large, fast-paced, and dynamic workload for multiple subsidiaries and complex projects with little to no supervision
  • Strong client-service mentality and excellent work ethic required
  • Advanced decision making, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Very detail oriented and analytical
  • Ability to work, collaborate, and communicate effectively with all levels of the company and manage others as needed
  • Willingness to travel when needed

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