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Assistant General Counsel - Strategic Resolutions Group

Location: 

Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 123501 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Legal 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are seeking a highly talented and motivated individual for the position of Assistant General Counsel in the Strategic Resolutions Group within our Legal Department.  The Strategic Resolutions Group is responsible for managing to resolution all litigation, claims, insured matters, government investigations, and other actual or potential disputes.  The complexity of the work this group is unique, with matters often involving over $100M in dispute arising out of some of the largest high-profile construction projects being built in North America today.   Would you like to be part of the team dealing with the creative resolution of cutting edge and sophisticated legal issues frequently involving tens of millions at issue?  If you want to step into a role with a huge impact to the profession, industry and bottom line of the company, this is your chance! 

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too. 

Location

This position is based out of our Omaha, NE location. This is a shared service center in a professional office setting. 

Responsibilities

  • Perform initial case assessment and review of relevant contractual provisions, facts and applicable law to provide early accurate case/matter risk assessments 
  • Participate as an integral member of our teams in the development of detailed claims,
  • Collaborate with outside counsel internal resources and external experts on the resolution of claims, disputes and other matters.   
  • Coordinate resolution strategy with the internal stakeholders and subject matter experts 
  • Responsible for strategic management of assigned legal matters in collaboration with internal and external resources and stakeholders.  
  • Provide training to operations leaders on “lessons learned” 

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school
  • Active membership in a state bar association
  • 7 years of demonstrated legal experience with a major law firm, corporate legal department, or public law department where the work was primarily litigation-related or involved claim or case development or management.  Helpful, but not necessary, to have background in construction law, government contracts or government investigations.
  • Flexibility to travel as necessary to support the needs and demands of the work.
  • Excellent legal analysis and communication skills; with the ability to clearly and concisely express and explain complex legal issues and analysis to colleagues as well as non-lawyers including executive management.
  • Creative problem-solving skills with entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving.  
  • Self-driven and collaborative to achieve goals independently as well as in teams
  • Ability to thrive in an environment with changing requirements, schedules and priorities
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.


Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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