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In-House Counsel, Contracts

Walnut Creek, CA
At Fehr & Peers, we are a team of entrepreneurial individuals empowered to collaborate, innovate, and develop creative transportation solutions that improve communities. We provide planning and engineering services associated with several modes of transportation. We’re focused on client service and rely on each other as partners to find creative solutions that best serve both individual and company needs. We are a dynamic company expanding into new markets and regions while increasing our lines of service, and we invite you to grow with us. We are seeking a talented and motivated professional to join our corporate office. Our Corporate Services teams provide support to a nationwide network of 19 offices and 350+ industry-leading professionals. This position would be one member of a two-person legal team, serving in a supportive role to our current in-house attorney. Our legal team collaborates on all levels to provide legal advice, solutions, options, and resources to our internal stakeholders with a consultative approach. The primary responsibility will be reviewing and negotiating contracts between Fehr & Peers and external clients. We value work-life balance. We also value giving staff members opportunities for skill development, growth, and mentorship. We provide competitive benefits, and an ability to seamlessly work both in the office and remotely.


  • Review contracts for potential risks and uninsurable exposures
  • Draft contract provisions to eliminate or mitigate potential risk
  • Effectively articulate and communicate critical risks, contract provisions, and legal concepts to technical personnel to allow them to make informed business decisions
  • Assist with business registrations and licensing in various jurisdictions
  • Conduct legal research on a variety of topics relevant to our business
  • Manage contract review intake and scheduling of contract review requests
  • Develop an understanding of insurance coverage related to our business
  • Continually grow your understanding of the services our technical personnel perform for clients, to better inform risk calculation and your view of contract terms relevant to various types of projects


  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school
  • 2-3 years of experience, including experience reviewing contracts
  • Ability to reliably work in the office at least two days per week
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to independently manage workload and set and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially in the context of articulating legal concepts and contract terms to be understood by our non-legal staff
  • Capable of working in a highly collaborative environment in a supportive role
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude while managing multiple, competing priorities
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Humility, combined with good listening skills and a supportive approach to the role
  • Desire to work in an environment that is professional, equitable, and respectful to both internal and external clients
The salary range for this position is $105,000-$125,000 per year. Placement within the stated pay range will be determined based upon education, experience, and qualifications. Benefit Highlights: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance. 401(k) Plan with matching and profit sharing. Flexible Spending Accounts. Commuter Benefits. Paid Vacation, holidays and sick leave. 8 weeks of Paid Parental Leave. Mentoring and Career Development programs. Research and Development group participation, and more.

Full information about the benefits we offer can be found by visiting our careers page.

EEO: Fehr & Peers is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment in the workplace. We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds, and hire without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, military service or any other characteristic protected by law. Nondiscrimination: Fehr & Peers ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Human Resources.

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