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Assistant General Counsel 

About the Organization Founded in 1988, Feeney Brothers provides diversified infrastructure services to the natural gas, electric, water, and telecommunications industries. We specialize in underground utility installations. Feeney Brothers works with utilities across the Northeast. We are experienced in completing complex projects in urban, suburban, and rural environments with a focus on the expansion of new networks, as well as maintenance, repair, and replacement of existing infrastructure. As a result of the emerging natural gas revolution, along with the aging underground utility infrastructures in New England, our business is uniquely situated for continued growth. Due to our expansion, Feeney Brothers is searching for talented and motivated individuals to join our team, learn our business, and help us continue to grow and improve our services.

Feeney Brothers offers an outstanding, competitive compensation and benefits package.
 
Category Operations  
Position Assistant General Counsel  
Description

Feeney Utility Services Group (Feeney) is a leading utility services provider with over 1,300 employees between its operating subsidiaries, Feeney Brothers Utility Services and DDS Companies (DDS). From concept to commissioning, Feeney specializes in designing and building complex natural gas distribution infrastructure projects throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, U.S. As a result of Feeney’s focus on safety, quality, and workforce development, Feeney is experiencing unprecedented growth in response to demand for repair and replacement of aging leak-prone natural gas distribution infrastructure underpinned by regulatory-mandated investment and increased conversion to natural gas. Please visit www.feeneygroup.com.

The Assistant General Counsel (AGC) for Feeney will provide day to day general legal and corporate advice to Feeney and its subsidiaries. This newly created role will be based in greater Rochester, NY at Feeney’s subsidiary, DDS. The AGC will report directly to Feeney’s General Counsel in Boston, MA and will work closely with management at DDS and Feeney.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Provides advice to management on legal issues concerning contracts, claims, general commercial/contractual negotiations, M&A, financings, employment and other legal matters

• Draft, review and negotiate professional services, construction, subcontractor and other contracts including work orders and change orders

• Review and provide advice on contract documents, administration, disputes and interpretations

• Assist in the development, drafting and implementation of various policies and procedures

• Proactively works with the General Counsel to identify risk and implement risk mitigation strategies Elevate matters as appropriate to the General Counsel

• Monitor changes in applicable law and advises the General Counsel regarding the implications of such changes

• Perform legal research as required on various issues

• Work with management and/or outside counsel to resolve claims and litigation with third parties

• Infrequent travel to headquarters in Boston or other offices in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, U.S. may be required

• Perform additional assignments and duties as required by the needs of the Company, or as otherwise directed

 
Position Requirements

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate Degree from accredited institutions

• Membership in good standing of the New York Bar or another state and registration as in-house counsel in New York

• Minimum of 2-3 years of legal experience, including direct legal experience in contract law and/or litigation. Experience in energy/utility services/infrastructure/construction preferred. Relevant law firm or in-house experience preferred

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. High EQ. Team player. Unquestionable integrity and ethical judgment. Reliable, well organized, and highly self-motivated

• Ability to anticipate management’s needs and deal appropriately with ambiguity in fast-paced environment. Focused on customer service. Independent and proactive

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

 
Salary  
Location Rochester, NY  
Req Number OPE-19-00005  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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