Corporate Counsel, Major Projects

  • Stantec
  • Markham, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 16, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that works behind the scenes to support operational excellence. Our functional services teams (FSTs) provide services to 22,000 employees in over 400 locations worldwide. Bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and expertise, our FSTs are vital to making our Company stronger.

Your Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Corporate Counsel, Major Projects.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Build and strengthen relationships with Project teams by cultivating a deep understanding of Stantec’s services and Projects and providing proactive, solution-oriented advice throughout the Project lifecycle, from bid development through to Project completion;

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

  • 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;

  • Support the Project team in documenting material Project events and schedule impacts and drafting notices and other Project correspondence;

  • Assist Project team with preparing identification, documentation and quantification of changes to Stantec’s scope of services;

  • Provide presentations and workshops to the Project team with respect to contract administration including, corporate policies, procedures and guidelines, change and delay management

  • Contribute to the preparation, and monitor Project team compliance with, the Project-specific Design Quality Management Plan

  • Manage and lead analysis, substantiation and submission of Stantec claims as well as manage and lead analysis and defence of claims made against Stantec, including coordinating with Project teams and experts to investigate merits of claims against Stantec and working directly with insurers, adjusters and external counsel;

  • Liaise with Insurance and Finance departments

Education and Experience

  • To qualify for this role, you will possess a Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree, and be admitted to a provincial bar.

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

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

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-Markham

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 200001F5