Position Description

Project Counsel
Location Los Angeles, CA
Job Code 6870
# of Openings 1
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About this Job

J.F. Shea Construction, Inc. is looking for a Project Counsel in Los Angeles, CA for a heavy construction project (Project office is located next to LAX. Company is based in Walnut, CA.)
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts and other legal documentation
  • Provide risk analyses and guidance on contract matters
  • Participate in the negotiation process between Shea, its clients and partners
  • Interpret laws, regulations and other legal documents
  • Provide legal advice and contribute to analyses relating to project governance issues
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state laws, especially Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations
  • Work closely with internal clients, including business development, corporate support services and operational personnel as well as senior management in both the business unit and at the corporate level in order to minimize project risk
  • Assist with claims and litigation, including contracts disputes and tort claims
  • Work with Legal and Human Resources Departments with respect to employment matters
  • Contribute to or influence company policies as appropriate



  • Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate Degree required
  • Lawyer in good standing with state bar certification
  • 2-5 years of related legal experience
  • Transactional and claim related legal experience in the construction industry (helpful, not required)
  • Ability to negotiate legal and commercial issues arising with respect to project delivery
  • Experience with construction contracts and disputes will be considered an asset
  • Problem solving skills together with the confidence to take the initiative on projects
  • Strong communication skills and attention-to-detail
  • Work ethic to see work to completion without constant supervision
  • Ability to work independently


Application to Include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Equal Opportunity Employer, Disabled/Veteran

About J.F. Shea Construction, Inc.

The history of J.F. Shea Co., Inc. began in 1881 when John Francis Shea started a plumbing company in Portland, Oregon. As Portland grew, so too did the plumbing company, expanding its scope into pipelines and infrastructure projects like the Portland Seawall, sewers and tunnels. When John’s son, Charlie, took over the business he brought with him a reputation for successfully taking on complex projects. From the mid-1910s until his death in 1942, he led the company through some of the largest and most challenging engineering projects the country has known—the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, to name a few. The company is now in its fourth generation of family leadership. The company has strengthened its position by diversifying into a number of related industries, including material production, residential construction, commercial property development and venture capital. This story of remarkable accomplishment can be attributed to firmly established traditions that will remain an important part of the company’s history of growth and prosperity well into the 21st century and beyond.

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