Senior Legal Counsel

  • Mancal Corporation
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Oct 15, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel Solicitor

Job Description

With over 120 years of operations in Canada, Mancal has diligently evolved from roots in the heavy construction industry to nation-building infrastructure projects and currently has operations in energy, coal, real estate, private capital investing and diversified portfolio management. Mancal has a thriving entrepreneurial spirit encompassing over a century of successful undertakings. The Mancal Group has become adept at establishing a significant presence in every industry it pursues.


 

RESPONSIBILITIES:


 

Reporting to the President and CEO, the position of Senior Legal Counsel is an important member of the Mancal Corporation team. The successful incumbent will take on a highly visible and strategic role within the organization. The individual will be a trusted and valued advisor to the executive, the Board of Directors and the President and CEO. Key responsibilities of the position include:


 

  • Lead Mancal’s legal team and provide sound legal support and advice to the President and CEO, the Board of Directors, the executive leadership team, the various operating companies and to the other entities which the shareholders have an interest;
  • Ensure the legal functions of the Company are conducted in accordance with Mancal’s governing documents, company policy and relevant laws and procedures in effect in jurisdictions where the Mancal Group carries on business;
  • Prepare contracts and other legal documentation and provide legal service and advice in respect of a broad range of commercial transactions and other matters affecting the Mancal Group;
  • Prepare corporate directors/shareholders resolutions and Board of Directors and committee meeting minutes;
  • Responsible for the approval of, or comment on, such items as are delineated in Mancal’s Group policy;
  • Establish a reputation as a strategic contributor and leader by developing and maintaining a strong working relationship with the President and CEO, the Board of Directors and the leadership team;
  • Management of legal department and supporting staff;
  • Effectively lead the engagement and management of outside counsel, as required; and
  • Responsible for the completion and/or oversight of the legal work in the areas of commercial real estate, oil and gas, private equity and venture capital transactions. Experience in these areas will be considered an asset.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:


 

To meet the challenge of this role, candidates must have a Bachelor of Law Degree, be a member in good standing of the Bar in Alberta and fifteen or more years’ experience as a senior lawyer or in-house counsel. Candidates must be able to engage within a complex set of internal and external stakeholders including shareholders, external board of directors and internal clients. A superior network of outside counsel contacts from a variety of disciplines would be beneficial. Highly organized, energetic and a team player that can work well under pressure managing multiple priorities.