This position will report to the Manager, Canadian Regulatory Law & Services, Liquids. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing primarily regulatory legal advice and services on Canadian matters to departments in the Liquids business unit and may act as counsel in regulatory proceedings before federal and provincial regulators and administrative tribunals. Effective collaboration with corporate/commercial legal colleagues will be required.
- Provide support, guidance and legal opinions on various regulatory and administrative law issues affecting TransCanada's liquids pipelines and storage interests;
- Develop pleadings for filings with federal and provincial regulatory boards and other administrative tribunals and agencies;
- Represent TransCanada's interests as counsel in regulatory and other administrative proceedings;
- Work independently as lead counsel on various regulatory matters;
- Negotiate various matters on TransCanada's behalf;
- Work in conjunction with and provide supervision and direction to external legal counsel;
- Represent TransCanada and its affiliates in various industry group initiatives;
- Provide advice and assistance to internal client groups on various regulatory compliance matters;
- Provide legal and regulatory advice and support for commercial and operational initiatives relating to existing Liquids business unit assets, extensions and expansions thereto and new business development opportunities; and
- Other tasks as required.
Qualifications and Education
- Strong communication and advocacy skills, both oral and written;
- Strong commercial/business acumen;
- Strong organizational skills and an ability to support diverse client groups and handle multiple files;
- Demonstrated ability to complete complex legal tasks within tight deadlines;
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well both independently as well as in a team environment; and
- An ability and willingness to travel within North America as required.
Education / Experience
- Law degree from a Canadian law school or an ABA accredited law school required;
- Membership or eligible for membership to the Alberta Bar;
- At least 8 years of total legal experience including a minimum of 3 years of direct regulatory law experience preferred; although candidates with a different combination of education and experience may be considered;
- Experience in proceedings before federal and provincial energy regulatory boards and tribunals;
- An understanding of the liquids (including crude oil and bitumen) pipeline businesses and direct experience with siting and permitting of liquids pipelines and related facilities, as well as economic regulation of such pipelines and facilities (tolls, tariff and service matters);
- Strong knowledge of and familiarity with applicable federal and provincial laws, regulations and practices; and
- Non-legal energy industry experience would be an asset.