Construction Counsel - Smart Buildings - Chicagoland

Job Description

Who We Are | Our Culture:

Siemens Smart Infrastructure connects energy systems and buildings to adapt and evolve the way we live and work through high-profile construction and infrastructure projects such as airports, pharmaceutical plants, data centers, stadiums, universities, military bases, and hospitals.

We live and foster an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company's success. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, direct their teams, and innovate to succeed. We communicate openly and honestly to learn from our failures and celebrate our successes. We recognize individual and team achievements frequently. We invest in our team members, offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities.

Siemens Smart Infrastructure

What does the Construction Counsel do, you ask?

As a Project Advocacy Lead, it will be your responsibility to independently and proactively oversee and advocate Siemens’ interests in disputes on construction projects. This entails providing legal and commercial insight on projects, advising project teams on strategies, and managing communications with relevant parties such as customers, subcontractors, consultants, and counsel.

Having a hybrid work environment will allow you flexibility in working remotely within the Chicagoland area, as well as our headquarters’ office (Buffalo Grove, IL) a couple days per week!


  • Monitor large and complex construction claims, provide strategy, counsel and direct actions among relevant teams for efficient and effective resolution; attend and facilitate customer meetings, claim reviews and vendor visits as needed.
  • Supervise and undertake negotiation and settlement of change order disputes, delay and compression claims, surety bond claims, and similar construction related claims
  • Identify all recovery opportunities and coordinate recovery efforts
  • Prepare and prosecute claims against surety bonds
  • Provide counsel and claims reports at weekly national operations manager meetings
  • Coordinate processes for accurate resolution of “small” claims by local offices
  • Collaborate with commercial and litigation counsel, internal and external
  • Provide training, standard methodologies, and templates for construction professionals
  • May assist in business development effort, including participating in new business meetings


  • Juris Doctorate (JD) Degree
  • Experience as an attorney handling construction litigation and surety within a corporation, surety company or law firm, preferably 10+ years
  • Claims management experience specific to the construction industry
  • Significant experience handling contractor versus contractor disputes on complex projects (claims against performance and payment surety bonds, change orders and scope disputes, compression and acceleration claims, and claims for additional compensation)
  • Understanding of government contract and procurement law; familiarity with commercial litigation
  • Must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization


  • Competitive salary based on qualifications
  • Health, dental, and vision plans
  • Matching 401(k) up to 6%
  • Flexible vacation plan
  • Paid parental leave

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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