EPCOR Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jun 25, 2018Full time
Clean water and reliable energy are at the heart of what we do. We proudly keep the lights on and the water flowing in over 100 communities across North America. With a rich 125-year history, EPCOR has ambitions to be one of North America's premier providers of essential services, and we have the top employer and sustainability awards to prove it. If you're looking for new opportunities, people who care and work that matters, apply today to find a career where you matter more. Check out epcor.com/careers to find out more. Brief Description EPCOR is looking for a full time, permanent Senior Legal Counsel to join our Legal Services team! The Senior Legal Counsel role provides an opportunity to work in a highly professional and dynamic culture where you can expect challenging and interesting work in an in-house legal environment. Detailed Description Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, the Senior Legal Counsel, is accountable for: Acting as lead counsel on and providing legal advice and performing legal work in the areas of:capital and business development projects, including infrastructure/construction projects, public-private partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and related partnering arrangements, as well as other corporate-commercial matters, including corporate structuring and negotiating and drafting various commercial goods and services contracts. Informing and advising corporate and business unit leadership groups on developments in infrastructure and construction, commercial law and the potential impacts of legislative changes and/or court decisions. Overseeing and directing one or more Legal Counsel in the performance of legal work in the areas of project development, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate-commercial law, including procurement, Contributing to reports prepared by or for the Associate General Counsel or General Counsel on matters relating to projects and commercial matters. Providing input to Associate General Counsel’s plans and directions. Ensuring effective and appropriate relationships between Senior Legal Counsel and other positions in the Legal Services’ area and within the rest of EPCOR. Developing, implementing and reviewing business plans within the context of Legal Service’s business plan. Providing timely, proactive and solution-oriented legal advice to all business units. Ensuring external legal support is appropriately retained and managed by identifying necessary budget requirements for the provision of external legal services and appropriately managing external legal expenses. Developing and implementing checklists, protocols and template agreements for various commercial work. Developing, implementing and reviewing Legal Service’s processes to ensure compliance with EPCOR policies and standards, while ensuring mitigation of risks. Carrying out legal research as required. Demonstrating a high performance, highly disciplined, independent, achievement-oriented, “easy-to-do” business with manner of working. Job Requirements The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: An LLB, JD or equivalent from a recognized university. A member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.Minimum of ten years of applicable, recent continuous legal experience post call to the Alberta Bar. Experience in infrastructure, construction, P3 law and one or more of corporate governance, securities, financing and credit agreements. Demonstrated experience providing counsel to executive/management level. Demonstrated experience leading lawyers/legal professionals. Strong verbal and written communication skills and an established record of providing proactive, business friendly advice with a focus on adding value. Excellent interpersonal skills that allow you to act as an influencer as well as a relationship builder while developing working relationships with the groups that you support Additional Details Jurisdiction: PROF Hours of work: 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week Commencing with your first day of employment as a permanent EPCOR employee you will enjoy a variety of benefits, such as: Competitive salary Annual incentive (bonus) pay program Paid vacation Flexible benefits plan Five paid personal days off each year One Friday off per month Access to internal and external career development programs Financial support for personal development EPCOR Savings Plan with company matched contributions Pension Plan Financial support for employee wellness Career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines and operational areas Financial support for charitable organizations that employees contribute to Please note the following information: A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.) If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment. A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion. To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.