Senior Legal Counsel, KSA - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia - Ar Riyad, Riyadh

Job Summary

As the Senior Legal Counsel KSA you will be part of the AECOM Middle East & Africa (MEA) Legal Team, you will work with the other members of the MEA legal team on all legal matters impacting AECOM across KSA, including contracts, ethics & compliance, corporate matters and claims.

Ideally, your litigation experience will allow you to play a significant role in managing AECOM's claims process throughout KSA.

Position Description

  • Senior Counsel will regularly interact and work with senior members of the Middle East and Africa Management as well as attend client meetings.

  • Senior Counsel will develop a detailed knowledge of the laws, policies and procedures that apply to AECOM KSA.

  • Senior Counsel will use their best endeavors to ensure that AECOM's staff are aware of and comply with all applicable laws, policies and procedures and the laws.

The role includes, but is not limited to the following activities:

  • Day-to-day activities for the legal function and legal responsibilities of AECOM throughout KSA in coordination with the other Middle East and Africa Counsel. The Senior Counsel would have primary responsibility for all legal matters in KSA.

  • Reviewing and advising on all legal documents executed by AECOM, including tender documents, contracts, employment agreements, MoUs, and bonds.

  • Advising AECOM on its rights and responsibilities under applicable laws.

  • Advising on AECOM's responsibilities and minimizing AECOM's risks under applicable ethics and compliance laws and regulations.

  • Providing regular training on topical legal issues.

  • Assisting with ensuring compliance with AECOM's policies and procedures, including the Delegations of Authority, and with applicable laws.

  • Where appropriate, assisting with and participating in project reviews and audits.

  • Developing and managing standard form and sample documents (e.g. Consultancy contract, sub-consultancy contract, etc.).

  • Providing proactive, solutions focused, legally sound advice and support in a timely fashion to AECOM KSA.

Areas of Responsibility:

The role covers all legal issues impacting AECOM KSA, which include but are not limited to the following:


Matters relating to AECOM'S obligations under ethics and compliance related laws (e.g. US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act), policies and procedures (both external and internal)


Matters relating to all contract documents, including the reviewing, advising and negotiating of contracts between AECOM and other parties.


Matters relating to the operation of AECOM's business, including but not limited to directors' and officers' duties, HR related matters, property related matters, and corporate initiatives (possibly including mergers and acquisitions)

Dispute resolution

Matters relating to the assessing, managing, reporting on and negotiating the closure of disputes between AECOM and other parties.


Matters relating to the structure, formation, operation and liquidation of the legal entities for AECOM and company secretariat matters.

Risk management

Matters relating to the implementation of risk management initiatives, the development and management of risk management strategy, and oversight for risk management.


Providing legally related training to the business.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum eight (8) years post admission experience is required.

Ability to speak and read Arabic

The following experience is strongly desirable:

  • Top tier law firm experience.

  • Middle East experience required with KSA experience highly desirable.

  • Multi-national corporation experience.

  • US corporate understanding.

  • Strong litigation or back-end skills.

  • Strong contracts capabilities and experience.

  • Construction / engineering industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws from a reputable university.

  • A current practicing certificatea is preferred.

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.

Job Category Legal and Compliance

Business Line Corporate

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Saudi Arabia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 217590BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.