Project Lawyer, Green Line

  • The City of Calgary
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Nov 19, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life. The hiring for this position is being managed by an Executive Search Firm. For more details on this position and candidate qualifications, contact Erin Dand, Principal, at  with your resume and cover letter and state the title of the position in the subject line of your email . Reporting to the Manager, Legal Services for Green Line, this position will be located with the Green Line Project team and will have a significant impact on helping build Calgary’s newest LRT Line. Primary duties include:
  • Negotiate, draft, and review various types of contracts and agreements, including procurement documents, construction contracts, access agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, various agreements with utility providers, and various types of correspondence.
  • Support the Green Line's public procurement of a wide range of goods and services, including engineering and construction services, technology licenses, engineered equipment, transportation and logistics, materials, consumables and chemicals, and IT services.
  • Provide timely advice and opinions to the business team in the areas of procurement, construction, access, regulatory issues, and on other related matters that may arise.
  • Manage any disputes or claims that may arise during the Green Line Project, utilizing external counsel where necessary.
  • Develop innovative solutions to legal and other issues to advance both project and corporate objectives while mitigating corporate risks.

  • A Juris Doctor (J.D.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), or equivalent degree from a recognized institution and an active member or eligible for membership in The Law Society of Alberta.
  • Minimum of 10 years of post-call commercial legal experience, gained in-house or with a well-regarded law firm.
  • Significant experience with construction law and EPC contract formation.
  • Experience with procurement law and real estate is an asset.
  • Demonstrated reviewing, drafting, negotiating and analytical skills. Solid organizational skills with the ability to establish and focus on key priorities while managing issues.
  • Able to convey complex legal issues in a practical manner, and able to communicate in a clear, concise, understandable manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Is highly motivated, enjoys collaborating with clients, is able to work independently but also as part of a team, and is creative and solution oriented.
  • Excellent problem solving instincts, with the capability to be decisive and display sound judgement and tact when providing advice.
  Pre-employment Requirements
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
  Union: Exempt Business Unit: Law Position Type: Permanent Location: 650 Macloed Trail S.E Compensation: Lawyer Level G- $110, 796 - 174, 316 per annum Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work week with one day off in a 3 week cycle. Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week Audience: Internal/External Apply By: October 27, 2020   Job ID #:303370 We value diversity of expertise, talent and opinion which creates an innovative and collaborative environment.  We are committed to a respectful and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.