Contracts Attorney

BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group Employer:
Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Jan 7 '20Posted on:

We are seeking a full time Contracts Attorney to join our Legal Team, supporting our General Counsel and Managing Director in our New York Office.

The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG Architecture) is an international architectural firm known dedicated to giving form to our future, one project at a time. BIG is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and teamwork and for developing new ways of approaching conventional tasks. Our informal work environment fosters camaraderie, ambition, creativity and dedication. We number 550+ “BIGsters” across our offices in Copenhagen, New York City, London, and Barcelona.
Our Legal Team works closely with our colleagues in Europe to help share knowledge and experience and collaborates on developing global company initiatives.
As a Contracts Attorney, your responsibilities will include: 

  • Managing our contracts team and negotiating contractual terms with our clients, consultants, vendors and other parties
  • Preparing, reviewing, editing and manage contract documents
  • Leading contract processes for reviews, approvals and hand-overs involving our internal stakeholders, including our Operations Teams and Project Leaders, and drive the external communication with clients, consultants and outside counsel
  • Providing support to our Operations Teams, Business Development and Project Leaders in managing projects
  • Developing and maintaining standards and procedures for risk management, including interpreting and understanding contracts to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, local and national laws
  • Participating in internal education programs to create awareness in protecting BIG's assets
  • Managing day-to-day legal issues and duties to ensure corporate compliance, including oversight of licensing and business registration and insurance requirements, certificates of insurance management, and general corporate duties

We seek a person who: 

  • Has a Juris Doctorate degree and holds a license to practice law in the State of New York
  • Enjoys reading the fine print and understands the ramifications thereof
  • Has experience in a similar position within the construction/architectural industry and is familiar with construction-related contracts, especially AIA contract documents
  • Has 3-4 years of experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts either in-house or at a law firm
  • Is organized, structured and both big-picture-savvy and detail-oriented
  • Is proactive and completes tasks with a sense of urgency, capable of multi-tasking responsibilities that often vary in scale and scope
  • Is a self-starter and has self-confidence and persistence, is confident with decision making and is comfortable with fast-paced decisions and rapidly changing environments
  • Feels that no administrative task is too little or too great
  • Speaks English fluently, and is professional on the phone, in e-mails and in person; other languages are a bonus 

Diversity has been part of our DNA since BIG’s foundation. A multitude of cultures and backgrounds creates a new point of reference which leads to amazing insights. At BIG, we celebrate and support diversity because it makes our team, work and the built environment better. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and take affirmative action to employ equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.



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