• Transactional Attorney

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Category
    Legal
    Job ID
    2682
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will help shape company strategy from a legal perspective on the most effective approach to provide launch services and engines to both commercial and government customers and management of contractual terms with suppliers. You will provide legal advice in a variety of other areas as well but must be prepared to provide legal leadership within the areas of contracting and related transactional matters for purchasing and for customer contracts. As a pioneer in providing launch services utilizing reusable space launch vehicles, you’ll specialize in negotiating directly with a wide range of potential and current suppliers and customers to tailor their needs with Blue Origin offerings in creative ways designed to deliver exceptional service under appropriate terms. Opportunities could include legal guidance and negotiation support for Space Act Agreements, traditional and alternative government contracting agreements, payload launch services, and engine sales. Supply chain related activities include negotiating high value capital expenditures and long term purchasing contracts, intellectual property rights in cooperative development agreements, and legal support for all company procurement efforts.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide legal advice on day-to-day issues of spaceflight development for a broad range of internal clients, including business development personnel, working engineers, and procurement professionals
    • Contribute to in the determination of appropriate structures and forms for a variety of transactional activities
    • Assist with customer and supply chain contract negotiations and proposal review
    • Train company personnel on legal and regulatory compliance
    • Assist as the Legal Department establishes a framework for growth including standardization, automation and use of related tools

    Qualifications

    • Juris Doctor degree.
    • 4+ years’ experience in a major law firm or corporate legal department with a focus on transactional matters
    • Experience negotiating with customers and/or suppliers
    • Experience with contractual dispute resolution
    • Excellent analytical skills and English-language communication skills, both written and spoken
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)

    Desired

    • 8+ years legal experience, including the aerospace industry
    • Experience with both traditional federal government contracts and non-traditional federal government agreements
    • Experience with UCC and Incoterms
    • Experience with State and local incentives
    • Experience with real estate and construction contracts
    • Experience directly with or representing clients providing Commercial Items to the Federal Government
    • Experience with satellite payload contracting
    • Academic degree and/or work experience in engineering, physics, or other ‘hard sciences’ technical field

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