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Stantec Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
May 19, 2019
Full time
Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that accomplishes operational excellence. Bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and expertise, our 22,000 team members in over 400 locations worldwide are vital to making our Company stronger. Your Opportunity The Contract Reviewer (CR) works closely with Stantec's lawyers, Project Managers and project staff. The CR provides assistance and expertise in reviewing, drafting and negotiating contract terms for professional services according to Stantec policies. Your Key Responsibilities Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contract documents according to Stantec policies. Identifying and communicating to project staff the negotiation items and other contract issues that must be resolved between Stantec and their clients, subconsultants and contractors prior to the execution of all contracts. Assisting with the negotiation of contractual issues with Stantec clients when requested. Reviewing and analyzing contract exceptions and modifications submitted by Stantec's clients. Reviewing requests for proposals from a legal risk and Stantec policy perspective. Customizing standard contract forms for specific projects when necessary. Keeping management informed of contract negotiation status and issues. Entering contract information and other data into database. Your Capabilities and Credentials Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Access, Word, Excel, Outlook is required. Thorough knowledge of English composition and grammar with excellent proof reading skills, attention to detail and ability to learn new concepts (French literacy would be highly valued). In addition to above responsibilities, candidate must have a ‘can-do' philosophy and be prepared to assist with other administration tasks in the office when necessary. Keen attention to detail is a must. Education and Experience Minimum of 2 years experience in clerical/administrative work. Minimum educational achievement equivalent to graduation from high school. Legal assistant training would be an asset. This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice. Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. Job: Contract Administration Primary Location: Canada-Alberta-Edmonton Other Locations: Canada-New Brunswick-Saint John Employee Status: Regular Job Level: Entry Level
KPMG Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 19, 2019
Full time
You’ve got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we’re committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do. When you join KPMG you’ll be one of over 207,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 153 countries. With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make. Let’s do this. Overview of the opportunity: This is a great time to consider joining our expanding Immigration Law Practice. We are experiencing growth and there are plenty of opportunities to develop in your role and be promoted within the firm. The team provides strategic counsel and customized solutions to help global minded businesses deal efficiently and effectively with their cross-border workforce. We offer valuable insight into changes in immigration laws and policies, and appropriate Human Resources and Global Mobility strategies. Our goal is to deliver professional services so that your cross-border assignments are as worry-free and seamless as possible. Meet Members of our Team As part of our KPMG Immigration team you will be working with experienced Immigration professionals that are experts in US, Canadian & Global Immigration matters. They will be your colleagues and your mentors as you work shoulder to shoulder to develop our National Immigration Practice. Beth Nanton Chelsea Hsieh Stephanie Lipstein Naumaan Hameed The Associate Lawyer, Manager is responsible for advising clients and employees in obtaining business visitor visas, work permits and any other US immigration needs in a timely and efficient manner. This role requires excellent multi-tasking skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients, including HR representatives, senior-level personnel and internal team members. What you will do: The candidate will manage the delivery of business immigration services related to both NIV and IV matters, including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, J-1, H-3, O-1, B-1, I-140, and I-485 applications. In addition, the candidate will help support the US immigration programs of multiple Fortune 500 client organizations. Independently and effectively manage a high volume of corporate immigration cases under strict deadlines; Provide timely, comprehensive, and strategic legal counsel related to both NIV and IV cases; Review and draft US NIV and IV petitions, as well as responses to Requests for Evidence; Communicate with clients regarding US immigration law, policy, and related developments; Obtain and review relevant documentation and information to assess eligibility for certain US immigration benefits; Develop and maintain client relationships Track cases in progress to monitor for timing issues and overall client satisfaction Conduct legal research and draft advisory opinions Notify clients of changes in immigration law and provide legal advice regarding immigration concerns Stay current with changes in immigration law Work independently with minimal escalations Participate in speaking engagements and other thought leadership opportunities Demonstrable business development and involvement in RFP process Responsible for providing support and coaching to more junior team members What you bring to the role: Called to the Bar and in good standing Law degree from an accredited institution US Bar Admission At least 5 year of high-volume business immigration experience, including experience with B-1, H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, I-140, and I-485 applications; PERM experience is an asset Strong technical knowledge and legal writing skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel Experience using legal case management software preferred Keys to your success Strong research and analytical skills Strong attention to detail Ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment Learn more about where a career at KPMG can take you.
NovAtel Inc. Calgary, Alberta, Canada
May 18, 2019
Full time
Hexagon Positioning Intelligence, a division of Hexagon AB, is looking to add to its global Legal & Compliance Team. We have a fantastic opportunity to work at an exciting, high-tech, multinational company which provides positioning and correction products and services globally.   We are currently seeking a Paralegal to join our In-House Legal & Compliance department. Reporting to the Director, Legal & Compliance, the successful incumbent will provide support for various types of corporate transactions, corporate governance, compliance, contracting and intellectual property matters. If you are enthusiastic, driven, and keen to apply your current experience with a yearning to expand your knowledge and skills, we want to hear from you.   This position is located in Calgary, Alberta the Hexagon Campus, which opened in September 2018. In this state-of-the-art location, we offer a casual and innovative work environment, including leading edge technology, on-site gymnasium, dedicated bike storage room, and underground parking. Responsibilities You will be responsible for providing authoritative and comprehensive paralegal services meeting the commercial and strategic needs of the business. Specifically, you will: Maintain the corporate minute books and prepare and file annual returns and consent resolutions; File director and officer changes and keeping up to date the internal corporate database; Maintain the contracts database and be responsible for departmental document management; Assist in the implementation and monitoring of the Hexagon Compliance Programme globally; Prepare, draft and send reports to clients regarding the status of Patents, Trademarks and Copyright; Manage the Intellectual Property files and registers; Assist with special projects and training as assigned, including but not limited to acting as a compliance lead for internal compliance initiatives, risk assessment reviews, and assistance with external customer requests; Maintain current knowledge of internal policies and procedures relative to legal and regulatory requirements; Populate legal templates; Conduct research as assigned; Perform such other tasks which the Director, Legal & Compliance may require you to undertake from time to time. Qualifications Must Have 3-7 years of relevant experience in business, IP and/or regulatory law acquired at a large firm or multinational company; Graduate of a post-secondary, accredited Paralegal programme; Capacity to manage many files simultaneously, work well under pressure and exercise initiative; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Capacity to occasionally accommodate a flexible schedule; Exceptional time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities, whilst working in a fast-paced environment; Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Key Success Factors: Excellent analytical skills, good judgment, organizational skills and high attention to detail; Client-service oriented, including strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; Proactive and positive team player. Nice to Have Experience with Canadian, UK and EU privacy laws; Working knoweldge of intellectual property global filing requriements; Contract management experience.
DD West LLP Calgary, Alberta, Canada
May 18, 2019
Full time
DD West LLP is seeking an energetic, conscientious junior level litigation associate who can multi-task to meet tight deadlines, has the ability to work independently while ensuring tasks are completed accurately and in a timely fashion. This role requires someone with a can do attitude that has at least two (2) to five (5) years’ experience in litigation with a strong interest to grow with our team. Key accountabilities and responsibilities: Responsible for managing litigation files; Researching legal issues and preparation of memorandums for partners on the file; Assisting senior lawyers with client files; and Appearing independently on matters before the Provincial Court of Alberta, Court of Queen’s Bench and various administrative tribunals. Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have two (2) to five (5) years of active litigation experience from a reputable Canadian law firm. Ambitious, personable and entrepreneurial; In good standing with Law Society of Alberta; Superior communication and drafting skills; Organized with the ability to manage multiple files in various stages of litigation; Excellent academic and professional credentials; Excellent technical, analytical and problem solving skills; Strong legal research skills; Ability to identify the most effective file strategy and manage complex client files with minimal senior supervision; Demonstrate commitment to client service and above attention to detail; Desire to participate in business development opportunities through attending and/or joining appropriate networking events and memberships; A team player with the ability to work well with others in a group setting and adapt to firm policies and procedures; and Ability to work under short deadlines in a fast-paced atmosphere with minimal supervision; Excellent time management skills with ability to handle multiple priorities. Other DD West offers a competitive base salary with bonus structure for meeting or exceeding budget, quality work on large files, mentorship, access to continuing legal education and opportunity for future partnership. We welcome applications from candidates who have already established a client base. If you are interested in joining the DD West LLP team, please respond with your cover letter, resume and post-secondary academic transcripts. We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for a personal interview will be contacted. No phone calls and/or agencies please.
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