Legal Counsel - Calgary, AB

  • Shell
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Aug 21, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Solicitor

Job Description

Job Description

This role is accountable to the AGC Downstream Canada, and carries responsibilities in three primary areas, providing timely, cost effective and practical legal advice and support to: (1) real estate professionals, business managers, environmental specialists and claims professionals; (2) the Retail business in Canada; and (3) the Global Commercial business in Canada. In each of these areas, the role is responsible for:

  • Protecting Shell's interests and enhancing Shell's reputation and brand by providing sound legal advice, assisting with negotiations and drafting legal agreements;
  • Direct handling of transactional real estate matters, including drafting and negotiating lease agreements and carrying matters from purchase and sale agreement negotiation to closing and registration of title;
  • Advising on and drafting of a wide variety of commercial contracts, where necessary with direct involvement in contract negotiations;
  • Oversee work product of paralegals and legal assistants and provide direction, training and feedback;
  • Dealing with client groups and properties in multiple jurisdictions;
  • Providing advice and counsel to the business with respect to contentious issues and disputes, and co-operating with the Litigation Department regarding litigation matters;
  • Providing support to energy transition matters and related innovative projects;
  • Interfacing and co-operating with lawyers from other Shell Legal departments and occasionally retaining, instructing and managing external counsel;
  • Advising on various matters related to Loyalty and Marketing;
  • Meeting tight deadlines with limited resources;
  • Providing support and advice on other commercial matters that may come up from time to time; and
  • Balancing conflicting priorities.

This position requires an energetic and motivated individual who enjoys working within a team. The successful candidate should have the ability to simultaneously balance multiple tasks and work in various fields of law. The position requires a commercial mindset, a pragmatic approach and strong communication and interpersonal skills to provide hands-on legal support to a variety of businesses and to people at all levels, including senior management. The successful candidate must have excellent problem-solving, analytical and negotiation skills.


  • Legal right to work in Canada without sponsorship.
  • Must be a member of the Law Society of Alberta or eligible for admission, with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience.
  • Work experience and demonstrated expertise in transactional commercial real estate, including leasing and the handling of environmentally impacted properties.
  • Experience negotiating and drafting high-quality commercial agreements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and proven drafting skills.

Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In Canada, we have operated for over a century and are a major producer and marketer of oil, gas and petrochemicals, Canada’s largest producer of sulphur and a significant oil sands developer. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future.


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3+ years