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 erin@perkaskyco.com  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.

  Qualifications
  • 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.