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Business Affairs Counsel

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0006301
Date Posted: Jan 7, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Business Affairs Counsel who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position can be based in Pittsburgh, PA or Los Angeles, CA.


  • The Legal Counsel will provide contractual and risk advice in the United States regarding business development, project procurement and formation, project execution, claims, and business compliance.
  • This role includes taking primary responsibility for developing and negotiating contractual documentation and working with teams related to major (PPP) infrastructure projects, liaising with corporate legal counsel and other departments in US and Europe, and managing relationships with external Legal Counsel as required.
  • Provide legal support for our business.
  • Development and negotiation of contract documentation for example: Teaming Agreements, JV Contract agreements, Project Head Agreements, Design-Build drop down terms, and key vendor terms.
  • Liaise with corporate legal counsel to achieve concurrence with corporate practices. Participate in overseeing dispute litigation involving company operations. Maintain compliance with all relevant statutory legislation. Work with functional and team leaders to implement and communicate risk management tools. Direct and oversee risk and contractual aspects of Financial Close on P3 projects. Provide legal and commercial support for contracts, tenders, procurement and construction. Provide advice in relation to bonds, warranties, guarantees and other financial securities.

Required Skills:

  • Law Degree from an accredited institution or similar relevant education, membership in a Law Society, and practice experience within the United States.

Desired Skills:

  • In-depth understanding of Common Law relating to construction/contracts and commercial transactions domestically and an awareness of international particularities.
  • Holistic understanding of the construction business and experience reaching commercial settlements in disputes.
  • Demonstrated success providing leading-edge advice on Public-Private Partnerships and large infrastructure business development and execution.
  • Proven expertise in solving problems and developing innovative strategies to succeed.
  • Proactive client relationship management skills with various points of contact within the organization.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills in complex and at times adversarial situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple internal and external parties on large scale projects and operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results and drive to succeed. Ability to manage (plan/organize/prioritize) multiple tasks/priorities.
  • A proven transaction leader with demonstrated ability to close deals.
  • Highly effective language, communication and presentation skills.

Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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