Kansas City, MO, US, 64106

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.

By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 100+ years.

Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places everyday, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Counsel will provide broad and in-depth legal support to the region or area to which they are assigned through legal research, compliance audits, and policy development. This position will prepare and review contracts and other documents and prepare legal evidence and arguments to protect the Company’s interests and minimize legal risk. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

  • Autonomy & Decision-Making: Makes decisions within defined limits of authority and consults supervisor on other decisions.
  • Career Path: Senior Counsel

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Provides legal support on routine matters to the region to which they are assigned.
  • Reviews project procurement documents and assists with proposal legal review.
  • Prepares draft prime contracts and subcontracts with assistance of the project team.
  • Provides counsel and guidance regarding transactions, programs, policies and procedures. 
  • Researches and prepares appropriate and effective draft legal opinions, memoranda and other documents.
  • Interprets laws, rulings and regulations for relevance and to help the Company prepare clear and effective policies and practices to minimize legal risk.
  • Assists with management of claims and litigation. Provides assistance to gather and prepare evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions.
  • Implements litigation hold memoranda.
  • Leads, supports and promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion within JE Dunn. Understands JE Dunn’s policy of non-discrimination and ensures positive, proactive implementation throughout the organization.


Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


In addition, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Judges the merits of major claims filed against or on behalf of the region, and works with the appropriate executive and project team to define a strategic defense and approve settlements of disputes where warranted.
  • Advises the assigned region concerning claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, and legal rights and obligations.
  • Gathers and prepares evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions.
  • Helps manage outside counsel.
  • Monitors legal proceedings. 
  • Assists with development and/or training on legal topics.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately, completely and in a timely manner
  • Communication skills, verbal and written – Advanced
  • Ability to follow-up on inquiries in a timely manner
  • Analytical skills, with ability to independently analyze problems and provide the appropriate solution - Advanced
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations - Advanced
  • Proficiency in MS Office – Intermediate
  • Legal writing skills - Advanced
  • Ability to perform legal research - Advanced
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally - Advanced


  • Doctorate degree - Juris Doctor (Required)
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or other technical field (Preferred)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • 5+ years legal experience, practicing construction law (Required)
  • Construction litigation with large law firm (Preferred)
  • Licensed to practice in the state of Missouri. (Required)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, experience in a related practice, such as real estate, may be considered.

Working Environment

    Benefits Information

    The benefits package aligned to this position is Professional Non-Union. Please click the link below for more details.

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    JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

    JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to

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    Why People Work Here

    At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

    Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

    About JE Dunn

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    Nearest Major Market: Kansas City