Legal Counsel

  • Stantec
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 29, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel Lawyer (Other) Litigator Solicitor

Job Description

Legal Counsel, Major ProjectsToronto, Ontario


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 Legal Counsel, Major Projects will join a team of lawyers specializing in alternative project delivery, such as design-build, P3 and IPD projects and will be part of the larger Risk Management group.

The Legal Counsel will support the Major Projects Legal Counsel Team and also work directly with Project teams. Projects range from buildings to infrastructure and energy projects and are located in North America. This is a great opportunity for lawyers interested in venturing into business and commercial advisory roles

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Support Major Projects Legal Counsel Team with review and development of various contract documents (such as professional services agreements, NDAs, MOUs) and in responding to queries from Project teams

  • Build and strengthen relationships with Project teams by cultivating a deep understanding of Stantec’s services and Projects

  • Participate in meetings with executive leadership to communicate Project risks and mitigation strategies, and overall Project reporting

  • For Projects assigned to the Legal Counsel, lead the review, drafting and negotiation of contracts and other legal documentation as well as support the Project team in preparing fee, scope and schedule documents

  • Review RFQs and RFPs to support and guide development of bids across a variety of sectors 

  • Assist with documentation of material Project events and schedule impacts and drafting notices and other Project correspondence

  • Liaise with Insurance and Finance departments

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Proactive, can-do and collaborative attitude is a must

  • Ability to seamlessly transition from leadership/advisory role to supporting role to meet Project needs and demands

  • Member in good standing of a provincial bar

  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, and to be able to work independently

  • Strong drafting skills

  • Highly developed business sense

  • Excellent communicator with a practical approach

  • Relevant P3 experience is an asset

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities

  • Willingness to travel 20%

Education and Experience

To qualify for this role, you will possess a Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree, and be a practicing member of any bar in Canada.

You will also 2 plus years of relevant experience gained at a law firm or obtained in-house.

You will possess excellent written and verbal communications skills in the English language and the ability to work well as part of a team and as a lawyer job  

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Extensive travel required between local offices and throughout the region.

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: Legal

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Other Locations: Canada-Alberta-Calgary

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 1900028E