Corporate Counsel

  • PetroChina Canada
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Jul 23, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Solicitor

Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Legal, the Corporate Counsel is responsible for performing a variety of legal activities and providing legal advice/guidance and mentorship to the projects and function departments. This position is based in the PetroChina Canada Ltd. Calgary Head Office.




The accountabilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform a variety of activities in accordance with the established standards of the legal profession to protect the organization's reputation and business interests and help ensure it complies with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Provide legal advice to the projects and function departments to ensure their activities, policies, business practices, and transactions comply with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Coordinate legal proceedings before courts, government agencies, or other authorities so the organization 's interests are protected
  • Support internal clients and/or lead contract negotiations
  • Review and/or draft contracts and other commercial instruments to ensure the organizations interests are protected, providing feedback and advice to internal clients
  • Prepare and/or draft revisions to corporate legal documents including power of attorney, formal responses on behalf of the organization, and other legal instruments etc.
  • Advise on significant changes in legislation potentially impacting the organization's projects
  • Coordinate and monitor work of external counsel
  • Assist Director, Legal with other matters as requested (e.g. researching and developing practical solutions for various legal issues, etc.)

  • Undergraduate degree
  • LLB and admitted to Alberta Bar (or another jurisdiction with the ability to be called in Alberta)
  • 4+ years' experience at a firm or as a lawyer in-house with a focus on commercial and corporate law
  • Previous regulatory and/or litigation experience an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the broader economic, strategic and operations issues facing the business
  • Solid knowledge of oil and gas exploration, production, marketing, financial derivatives, and transportation sectors
  • Proven ability to work successfully in partnership with various internal and external stakeholders
  • Keen analytic and problem solving skills
  • Ability to inspire trust in difficult situations by instilling confidence and engaging people on matters that affect them
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to operate in an environment where change happens frequently
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritize work to achieve them
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a healthy safety and environmental culture
  • Adoption and demonstration of PetroChina Canada Values (Honorable, Unified, Passionate, Accountable)

Practice Area(s)

Corporate Law