JOB #: 17-16492
OPENING DATE: 09/13/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
SALARY: $94,960.00 – $125,820.00 Annually
UNION AFFILIATION: Executive
DEPT: Design & Construction
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: None Required
SAFETY SENSITIVE: This is not a Safety Sensitive Position.
ESSENTIAL CLASSIFICATION: This is a non-essential classification.
The GLX Program Counsel will provide day-to-day legal and policy advice, review, analysis and
confidential counsel, for the MBTA’s Green Line Extension (GLX) Program in support of the GLX
Program Manager and GLX Program Management Team. The GLX Program Counsel will be work
in the GLX Program office with primary responsibility for GLX legal matters, conferring with
General Counsel as needed.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages legal and policy issues pertaining to the GLX Project in coordination with the Office of the General Counsel.
Provides legal advice and assistance to GLX Program Manager and leadership team.
Reviews, negotiates, evaluates, and drafts GLX professional service agreements, construction contracts, change orders, amendments, and related documents for approval of GLX Program Manager.
Manages outside counsel assigned to the GLX Project to provide necessary services on a timely basis within approved budget.
Evaluates and provides legal advice and analysis for change order requests, claims and disputes and monitors status of claims and potential legal actions, assuring timely handling of each.
Reviews contract amendment, modification and change order documentation for Legal approval.
Ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies for the GLX Project and keeps abreast of developments and changes in applicable laws and regulations.
Assist in the management of a workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application
and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited institution.
At least seven (7) to ten (10) years of combined legal, construction and/or complex public contracting experience.
Membership in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar, with annual certification and registration by the Board of Bar Overseers.
Ability to handle a broad range of issues in a fast-paced environment supporting a program management team.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
Ability to work with a diverse workforce.
The ability to pass a background screening and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a drug and alcohol screening.