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Parsons Corporation Regional Legal Counsel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Your enthusiasm for collaborating makes you a vital team leader

Collaboration can stimulate your best thinking and sparks the best in everyone you manage. You're open to different perspectives and helping to synthesize them into solid solutions. We value managers with your ability to work with people with different points of view to reach solutions that everybody understands and respects. You will be an asset to our workplace, and a key driver in our key growth objectives.

Manage the legal, contract and procurement activities for all of Parsons' operations in the Middle East and Africa (the 'Region'), assess risks, review and negotiate all types of agreements, support all projects and internal departments on as needed basis. Constitute an integral part of the Ethics and Compliance team. Play an active role in providing quality contracts, procurement and in-house legal services across the Region and beyond.


  1. Prepare contractual and commercial risk assessment for requests for proposal and provide support during the pre-tendering stage.

  2. Review, draft and negotiate contracts, agreements and other legal documents.

  3. Review and draft internal policies/procedures and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.

  4. Advise on and ensure that internal company processes, procedures and corporate governance are complied with.

  5. Prepare and review contractors and consultants tenders packages, clarifications and tender addendums.

  6. Provide support to the company management and other employees and act as an instrumental member of the Regions senior management.

  7. Conduct legal research and provide legal opinions related to countries the company already operates in as well as new jurisdictions and growth markets.

  8. Identify areas for improvement in existing contracting processes, revise existing procedures and/or templates or draft new ones.

  9. Liaise with authorities, clients, law firms, auditors, and other third parties

  10. Conduct ethics investigations and prepare related notes and reports. Coordinate with the Ethics team in relation to all ethic cases reported in the Region.

  11. Manage the licenses issuance and renewal and ensure compliance with government requirements

  12. Maintains an active participation in related professional societies to keep abreast of relevant contractual issues.

  13. Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate, including managing the Legal, contract and procurement team.

We need managers who perform well when every moment counts

The heroes of a situation are the managers who can lead their teams to meet high pressure with high focus, high determination, and high productivity. If that's you, you're in high demand in our inclusive organization where our valued, diverse staff broadens our ability to find smart solutions.

Required Education/ Experience/ Skills/ Competencies and Technical Knowledge:

  • Degree in Law

  • 10+ years of experience, min 3-5 years in GCC and/or international engineering and construction firm

  • Organized, motivated, committed, works well under stress and willing to travel.

  • Computer skills: MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, and Internet Explorer

Additional Requirements

Possess strong written and oral communication skills in English; Arabic language is a major advantage.

We foster great, team-spirited collaborations

We're truly a community that's open for everyone to participate in making an impact. If you manage with insight and ideas, you'll feel at home here. As a team-based culture, we look for leaders who can inspire their work group to work well together, respect differing opinions, listen actively, and be expressive with their own ideas. We welcome diversity and look forward to including people of all backgrounds into our stimulating collaborative process for personal and professional growth.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.