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Legal Counsel - Commercial

Orlando, Florida
Legal & Compliance

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Job Description

Division: Legal and Compliance
Business Unit: Legal and Compliance
Requisition Number: 224474
Primary Location: United States-Florida-Orlando
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Doctorate Degree
Travel Required: 15%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.
Our support functions are split into two organizations, Corporate Core and Corporate Services. These organizations provide essential services to better enable responsible and profitable growth.
For more information, please visit: http://www.siemens.com/businesses/us/en/

Job Description:

As a Commercial Legal Counsel, the successful candidate will primarily support commercial contracts for the provision of Siemens’ project businesses (including new equipment sales and associated services related to power generation) and suggest innovative ways to deal with contract requirements, negotiations, obligations, and risk exposures to our internal business partners. The successful candidate will be expected to: i) have an exceptional business presence and demonstrate a very high professional judgment competence in an office and customer environment; ii) work effectively and cooperatively on multidisciplinary teams; and iii) to independently manage a multi-project workload simultaneously while effectively performing other professional duties. 
 
Primary responsibilities include:
• The ability to write, review, analyze, modify/resolve and negotiate routine to very complex contractual documents to achieve acceptable risk levels on a timely basis. Provide commercial legal support to our internal business sales teams in customer and home office settings.
• A comprehensive, authoritative (broad and deep) subject matter expertise and experience in the development and negotiation of complex, large scale: service contracts, engineering, procurement and construction agreements, consortium agreements and associated concepts and related matters involving turn-key construction contracts.
• Investigation, analysis and resolution of diverse matters related to EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) / consortium agreements, service agreements and project conflicts.
• Develop and present legal risk briefings for review and approval by executive management.
• The coordination of legal advice involving global legal colleagues and multiple Siemens’ businesses.
• A workload which will be primarily ninety-five percent (95%) transactional in nature.
The position will be based out of Siemens’ offices in Orlando, Florida and will primarily support Siemens’ project businesses throughout the United States.
 
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Juris Doctorate is required.
Must be currently admitted and maintain license to practice law in one or more states in the United States.
 
REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Minimum of 7 years of legal experience drafting and negotiating complex EPC contracts, service contracts or commercial legal transactions in the energy and/or construction sector as a member of a law firm or corporate legal in-house position.
• Proven and demonstrable track record in successful commercial transactions in the energy and/or construction sector.
• Strong negotiation skills, detail oriented, able to handle multiple demands at the same time.
• Pragmatic approach to problem solving and strong flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities.
• Team player who can also work independently and thrives in a fast paced environment.
• Able to communicate clearly, concisely and be a trusted legal advisor with a range of colleagues, business partners and senior executives.
• Excellent communication, writing, and facilitation skills.
• Ability to travel up to 15% domestically.
• Highly proficient technical skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
 
DESIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Prior experience within power generation, energy, and/or utility industry is preferred.
Proficient in the use of other computer software programs, such as SalesForce and SharePoint.
 
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