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The Middlesex Corporation Staff Counsel in Littleton, Massachusetts

Position Summary:

Staff Counsel is responsible for providing general legal services to The Middlesex Corporation and related companies. Under the supervision of the Chief Legal Officer, the Staff Counsel is primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of all insurance defense claims across multiple jurisdictions. This position requires an individual who can effectively work within a small legal department environment.


  • Comply with (and actively promote) all Safety policies and procedures including reporting all accidents, incidents, and near-misses to ensure adherence to our Number One Core Value – Safety first, in everything we do.

  • Proactive day-to-day management of insurance defense claims from notification to closure (including intake, evaluation, investigation, prevention, and negotiation), investing the necessary level of involvement required for each claim depending on, inter alia, the nature, category, maturity, type, and quantum of the claim; this position will include both direct handling of claims and the management of outside counsel/adjusters, as may be appropriate.

  • Coordination of internal resources in performing investigations, responding to discovery, and mitigating and resolving claims.

  • Management of third-party providers (including attorneys, brokers, insurers, and TPAs), to ensure all outstanding matters are properly valued, reserved, and managed to cost-effective results.

  • Maintenance of all claim and insurance-related files.

  • Develop and conduct value-added training to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events and to maximize opportunities.

  • Meet regularly with the Chief Legal Officer.

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


  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school is required.

  • Member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar.

  • 0 to 2 years of relevant or transferable experience in construction, corporate, and/or employment law is required.

  • Knowledge of the construction industry, business operations and/or employment law is preferred.

Necessary Attributes:

  • Dedicated and hard working.

  • Self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, decision-making and leadership skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and to develop sound solutions to crisis situations.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple activities, deadlines, and deliverables simultaneously; collaborative and consultative work style and strong partnering skills.

  • Flexible and administratively self-sufficient.

    The Middlesex Corporation is an “Equal Opportunity Employer—Minorities, Females, Veterans and Disabled Persons”

    SAFELY Building America’s Infrastructure Since 1972

Robert W. Pereira founded The Middlesex Corporation (TMC) in 1972. Through his vision, drive and commitment to Safety, Quality and Excellence, the organization, now encompassing various companies throughout the United States is a leader in the heavy civil construction and paving industries. This year, The Middlesex Corporation was ranked by ENR as the 222nd largest contractor in the country out of more than 35,000 construction companies and 50th of the Top 50 Domestic Heavy Civil Contractors. The Middlesex Corporation is headquartered in Littleton, Massachusetts with regional offices in West Haven, Connecticut and Orlando, Florida.

The sustained success is a result of the Leadership and Team Members living the core values of Safety first in everything we do, Quality in all we offer, Integrity in the way we act and do business, Professionalism in how we represent ourselves and the company, Strong Work Ethic that produces positive results, and Commitment to the Success of all Team Members and Stakeholders.

Our Goal is to sustain our exemplary Safety record while growing into a diversified “Top 100 ENR Company” and being recognized as “One of the Best Places to Work.”

Please see HR for information on physical demands and work environment of this job.

Team Member Competitive Benefits:

  • 401k Savings Plan with 25% Company Match

  • Health/Vision/Dental Insurance

  • Life/Disability Insurance

  • Paid Vacation/Holidays

  • FSA

  • Voluntary Benefits

  • Health Care Advocate

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Training

  • Team Member Referral Program

    Please complete the employment application for consideration of employment with The Middlesex Corporation.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status.