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Burns & McDonnell Attorney in Kansas City, Missouri


The Attorney will represent Burns & McDonnell interests and advise all global practices on engineering, construction and/or design-build contract and legal issues pertaining to current, future, and past services provided as a professional engineering consulting organization. The Attorney provides legal advice and counsel to project teams in furtherance of the Company’s business (or the Company’s affiliates that are managed by the Company), including transactional and operational matters, and will work with field personnel to manage legal issues.

  • Review and negotiate contracts dealing with engineering, construction, design-build, EPC and design.

  • Provide legal advice to various departments on a broad range of general business matters as they arise related to design and construction law, corporate, regulatory and business law.

  • Identify and analyze legal issues, drafting key documents, presenting clear recommendations, and assuring legal compliance.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with internal clients and legal team.

  • Manage outside counsel when retained for litigation or specialty matters.

  • Conduct internal training programs.

  • Advise executives and management regarding contractual obligations and interpret terms and conditions of all types and contracts involving engineering and other professional services, construction, design-build, EPC and design.

  • Provide legal advice and guidance to various departments on a broad range of general business matters as they arise related to design and construction law, corporate, regulatory and business law.

  • Assume a leadership role in mentoring and developing other attorneys and legal team members.

  • Provide regular reports to General Counsel regarding client contract status, bid packages, risk analysis and corporate and legal compliance.

  • Participate in the risk management process.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • ABA Accredited Juris Doctor degree.

  • Ability to become a member of Missouri bar.

  • Experience with law review or other journal writing activity is required.

  • Previous experience in the construction industry involving construction and engineering design professional law, including design-build, EPC, equipment procurement and joint ventures is preferred.

  • Must maintain a comprehensive knowledge of pertinent federal and state laws, regulations, rulings, interpretations and court decisions as they affect the company and industries served.

  • Demonstrated expertise in contract negotiations and dispute resolution.

  • Must be able to prioritize responsibilities to manage a large work load with very tight timelines.

  • Ability to work in teams and demonstrated leadership and organization skills as an accomplished mentor and team builder.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be detail- oriented, have a strong work ethic and professional.


Job Legal

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 190588



Equal Employment Policy: It is the policy of Burns & McDonnell to offer equal opportunity in all areas of employment to all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. View our EEO policy statements.

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