AECOM Counsel in Mexico City, Mexico

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Position Title Counsel

Mexico - Federal District

Mexico City

Job Summary

AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services – Americas legal department is actively seeking an experienced attorney for immediate employment in our Mexico City office. The successful candidate will provide legal assistance to the Latin America Area business team for the legal department.

Responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to:

  • Spending up to one-half time assisting the project team on a large construction management infrastructure project

  • Advising on the interpretation of contracts (joint venture agreements, subcontracts, purchase orders etc.) including terms and conditions for bonds, delays and damages, penalties, insurance, contractual obligations, and interrelations with third parties

  • Communicating with clients, governmental authorities and other stakeholders

  • Participating in and supporting business development activities including cross-functional review of RFQ/RFP requirements for professional services (engineering, architecture, environmental, and other technical services), contract reviews, collaboration with senior managers in the Legal Department to obtain approval of non-standard contract terms, identification of risk and opportunity, and development of risk mitigation plans

  • Providing ongoing support to the Latin America Area in a team environment so as to evaluate and resolve complex business issues and to assist in setting appropriate strategies relating to contract negotiation and claims resolution

  • Ensuring implementation of and team adherence to sound contract management and risk assessment policies

  • Negotiating difficult and complex contractual issues

  • Multi-tasking on a large number of complex contract issues

  • Conducting training across area on terms and conditions, corporate policies and risk mitigation

  • Preparing of reports, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents, as necessary

  • Working cooperatively with diverse group of professionals, including the company’s executives, attorneys, risk and insurance managers, engineers, scientists and contracts staff, as well as the ability to work with attorneys for external clients and subcontractors

  • Providing support to multiple offices

  • Using online databases to document work and maintain updates

Minimum Requirements

  • Law Degree from a Mexican University or licensed to practice law in Mexico

  • 5+ years of construction law experience, which may include drafting, negotiating, or advising on agreements for engineering and/or other service based contracts, and/or handling claims and litigation related to engineering or construction projects

  • Knowledge of Mexican Public Works laws and experience representing companies before the Mexican authorities in Administrative Procedures

  • Spanish and English fluency (both verbal and written)

  • Knowledge of other laws and regulations governing contracts in Mexico and preferably other Latin America countries

  • Knowledge of Mexican HR laws

  • Experience in supporting matters related to public biddings, infrastructure projects and foreign investment

  • Strong contract negotiation and drafting skills with substantive expertise with key provisions of most contracts

  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with customers to resolve discrepancies and disagreements effectively

  • Ability to work within the hierarchy and matrix of a large organization

  • Self-driven and resourceful with ability to achieve goals independently and in groups

  • Understanding of financial concepts and impact of contract terms on such concepts

  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in a fast-paced environment with changing requirements, demanding schedules and priorities

  • Excellent writing, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills

  • Proficiency in common computer programs (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Portuguese (verbal and written)

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Legal and Compliance

Country Mexico

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159536BR