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Senior Legal Counsel

Company: Siemens Mobility
Location: New York
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Embark on a thrilling journey at the forefront of the high-speed rail revolution with Siemens Mobility. As the heartbeat of innovation in Rail Automation, we are transforming the transportation landscape in America. Picture a future where digitalization shapes the destiny of eco-friendly mass transit and freight systems, enhancing safety, punctuality, reliability, and sustainability across the tracks.

Position Overview

We are seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to join and support the Rail Infrastructure business in either New York City, NY, or Las Vegas, NV. We are seeking individuals who have spent at least 10 years in progressively responsible positions in a law firm and in an in-house corporate environment. Ideally, you will have knowledge of Government Contracts and be able to negotiate and handle contracts of all types, including procurement, supplier contracts, construction, and design contracts, as well as licensing agreements. You will have validated leadership, technical, organizational, and communication skills and have a proven track record. Siemens Mobility operates in a highly regulated industry and familiarity with federal regulations in respect of DOT, FRA, and FTA is highly desirable.

We are responsible for the strategic management of contracts as well as disputes that may arise in connection with those contracts. As part of our team, you will provide legal advice and approvals where required during public procurements and contract negotiations as well as throughout project execution and be able to draft claims, position papers, and other initiating legal documents. The ability to efficiently explain complex legal topics to the business partners and drive potential issues to a consensus decision is essential. Being comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty and the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations are critical traits.


--- Law degree with relevant experience in public infrastructure and governmental contracts. JD and admission/licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

--- Minimum of ten (10) years of practical work experience in commercial transactions and /or litigation.

--- Excellent legal writing, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills to participate in negotiations with clients, partners, suppliers, and subcontractors, and prepare complex contracts.

--- Negotiation skills and experience: Develop risk mitigation and settlement strategies and negotiate and finalize settlement agreements where necessary.

--- Ability to deliver high-quality legal documents within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage multiple ongoing assignments.

--- Specialized skills and proficiency with project/program controls software and web-based program management systems

--- Familiarity with regulated industries

Detailed Responsibilities

--- Analyze, evaluate, and resolve diverse matters with government agencies, commercial customers, partners, suppliers, and subcontractors.

--- Identify and assess the primary contractual risks, opportunities and requirements and communication of the same.

--- Ensure that all contracts accurately reflect business objectives and comply with all state and local laws and regulatory requirements.

--- Oversee contract negotiation, drafting, and management to protect the company's interests, in particular in relation to complex turnkey / design-build projects.

--- Cooperate with the project management team to define the contract / legal strategy for projects.

--- Prepare contract concepts and defense strategies as well as execute project-related claim opportunities.

--- Consult with management and draft official correspondence towards public owners and suppliers/subcontractors in a timely, clear, and persuasive manner.

--- Monitor contract conditions and events (duration, consequences, losses), deadlines, milestones, and contract-related correspondence.

--- Identify claim possibilities and communicate along with supporting arguments, and documentation

--- Defend against external claims from clients, partners, suppliers, and subcontractors through the presentation of relevant facts and documentation.

--- Prepare for and participate in claim negotiations as well as pre-litigation matters together with project management.

--- Give thoughtful and clear legal counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of company activities including regulatory compliance matters.

--- Conduct legal research and writing; provide ongoing legal support within the territory.

--- Develop and deliver legal/compliance training, coach team members, and work with executives to ensure adherence to corporate policies and guidelines.

--- Control all claim-relevant issues and data administration in the project, with the aim of controlling and reporting progress and events to relevant partners.

--- Manage litigation docket and provide oversight to outside counsel on ongoing litigations and dispute resolution processes.

--- Drive collaboration across subject matter experts to deliver end-to-end outcomes.

--- Enable a culture of transparency, continuous improvement, business-oriented decision-making, collaboration, and informed risk-taking.

The future of high-speed rail is not just a destination - we're setting out on a thrilling expedition, and you are invited to be a key player in this groundbreaking narrative! Are you ready to join our team and redefine the pulse of transportation in America?

This career is based in New York City, NY, or Las Vegas, NV. We offer a variety of health and wellness benefits to employees, including PTO, 401k match, and tuition reimbursement. Additional details regarding our benefits can be found here: The base salary range for this position in New York City, NY, is $228,600-$309,400, and in Las Vegas, NV, it is $190,500-$257,900, and the annual incentive target is 20% of the base salary. The salary may be higher or lower depending on the budget and the candidate's experience, knowledge, skills, and qualifications.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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