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Senior Corporate and Compliance Counsel

Company: Granite Construction
Location: Watsonville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

This position is responsible for a wide range of legal services and advice to the Company and is accountable for managing the legal affairs of the Company, including providing legal advice on employment, labor, real estate, compliance, and relevant areas of law to ensure compliance with relevant laws and policies.

Essential Job Accountabilities

1. Collaborate with the Companys management and General Counsel to protect the Company against legal risks.

2. Manage outside counsel where required, employment and labor charges and actions, regulatory compliance inquiries and audits, and legal concerns arising out of the Companys operations to ensure the best possible outcome for the Company is taken.

3. Partner with management to identify compliance issues and challenges, to ensure the development of responsive solutions and effective policies.

4. Responsible for development and implementation of Employment, Labor and Compliance policies and strategies to ensure compliance with laws and best practices across the Company, including maintenance of an effective system for employees and other agents to raise questions and obtain advice regarding ethics and compliance.

5. Prepare, evaluate, and negotiate contractual agreements and advise management regarding contract legal risks to support sound decision-making of the Company.

6. Review and analyze proposed business transactions considering Company policies and guidelines and applicable law and advise and assist management and other personnel on findings to ensure legal conformance and compliance with corporate strategy and policies.

7. Advise on compliance matters and provide legal advice to the Company leadership on litigation and transactional matters arising from day-to-day activities to ensure consistency with Company policies and procedures.

8. Develop the Companys educational programs covering relevant legal topics to ensure employees are informed of relevant legal topics.

9. Assist the General Counsel in administering all policies, procedures, and corporate systems to ensure to follow the corporate governance requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the standards of the New York Stock Exchange.


A Juris Doctorate (JD) and admission into applicable state bar is required

Work Experience

8+ years experience in a law firm or corporate legal department

Current admission into a state bar is required

Experience in the areas of litigation, contracts, real estate, human resources, environmental law and mergers and acquisitions

Knowledge of construction concepts, practices, and procedures

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Proficient using Microsoft Office (Word) software

Proficient using electronic legal research software (Lexis)

Strong understanding of employment and compliance management principles

Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines

Excellent collaboration and diplomatic skills

Ability to break down problems into meaningful part and come to rational and well-though out conclusions

Excellent communication and public speaking skills

Proven track record in legal operations and delivering positive results

Skilled in leading sizeable workforce and understanding of organizational relations

Accomplished in developing high performing successful results driven teams

Willingness to adapt quickly to quick change(s) in direction

Internally motivated to seek out answers, generate ideas, and develop new skills

Ability to work well with all levels of staff as well as external customers

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements/Skills

Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment

Ability and willingness to abide by the Companys Code of Conduct.

Keywords: Granite Construction, Watsonville , Senior Corporate and Compliance Counsel, Other , Watsonville, California

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