In-House Paralegal / Contract Administrator – York, PA

Division: Corporate
Location: York, PA

SUMMARY OF POSITION

We are seeking a driven paralegal or contract administrator to join our in-house legal department. Candidate will be responsible for assisting the in-house attorneys with various legal activities involving contract, business and employment issues. A successful candidate should possess excellent computer and reasoning skills, effective communication skills and a willingness to learn. Ideally, the candidate would possess knowledge and experience in the construction industry or related industry such as architecture or engineering.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepare, develop and revise contracts
  • Play a key role in future initiatives such as updating/maintaining corporate contract management system
  • Review project procurement documents and assist with legal review
  • Assist with the development of training and/or presentations on contract law, employment law, and other construction related legal issues
  • Assist in contract negotiations with owner and subcontractors
  • Prepare and maintain corporate records and documents
  • Monitor and assist with business licensing and registration
  • Legal research, including keeping abreast of hot topics and legal changes related to construction industry
  • Coordinate insurance documentation and bond requirements
  • Debt collection and enforcement activities, including but not limited to demands, claims, notices and litigation
  • Assist with preparation and filing of legal documents including pleadings, discovery, agreements, and releases for in-house attorneys and outside counsel
Requirements
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a construction-related industry, or civil paralegal work
  • Paralegal certification or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Specific experience and/or demonstrated interest in construction law
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, meet deadlines and manage a large volume of contracts and associated issues
  • Familiarity with use of contract management software a plus, but not required
  • Experience negotiating contracts
  • Demonstrated capability in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts
  • Willingness to do extensive reading and writing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Practical and proactive problem-solving skills
  • Driven to achieve excellent results and win-win negotiations for operations
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure
  • Manage time efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and PDF editing programs
  • Moderate to high understanding of contract language and terminology
  • Must be able to spend significant amounts of time in seated position working in front of a computer
  • Experience with AIA software and documents

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WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. FEMALES, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.