Energy Lawyer

  • McInnes Cooper
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Dec 24, 2022
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice)

Job Description

Can you picture yourself living and working in one of Atlantic Canada's historic cities with modern conveniences, perfect for a growing family or busy professionals, and where you have access to interesting and sophisticated matters? McInnes Cooper is growing, and we are currently seeking an experienced Energy Lawyer to join our team in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

What you'll do

The Energy practice group provides comprehensive legal services in all areas of energy law, with an opportunity to be involved in the permitting, development and financing of interesting and challenging energy and infrastructure projects, including in the renewable energy, offshore wind, electricity transmission, natural gas and hydrogen sectors for national and international clients.

What you'll need

At McInnes Cooper, the ideal candidate is exceptionally client focused and an effective communicator. They would have an entrepreneurial approach, with strong analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills, and must possess a strong drive to succeed. Experience in energy or infrastructure projects, commercial, financing, construction or procurement is preferred, and experience in energy regulatory would be considered an asset.

A little bit about us
McInnes Cooper

About MC

McInnes Cooper is among Canada's 25 largest business law firms and the exclusive member of Lex Mundi for Atlantic Canada, the world's leading network of independent law firms. Providing strategic counsel to industry-leading clients here and abroad for more than 160 years, we continue to thrive through our relentless focus on client success.

Our mission? To turn our knowledge, skills, and effort into value for our clients and our communities through dedicated leadership.

Our People

At McInnes Cooper you will find a team that values you. We recognize that our members are key in delivering outstanding client service and we provide a collaborative, professional environment with a member focused culture. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values, respects and supports different perspectives, cultures and experiences.

Diversity & Inclusion

We recognize that our individual differences make us a stronger, more adaptable law firm. We embrace these differences and give all of our members the opportunity to develop their unique skills and talents.

Collective Social Responsibility

We are recognized as a leader and innovator amongst Canadian law firms in the field of Collective Social Responsibility. Our people are concerned citizens who enjoy giving back. Together, we focus on developing ongoing partnerships with community organizations that do amazing work, often despite limited resources and public awareness. As a firm, we have the ability to respond with contributions of time and monetary support, and our people give generously of their skills and effort.

Pro Bono Legal Services

Through our Pro Bono Program, we provide legal counsel to disadvantaged people and organizations that have difficulty gaining access to justice on matters of public interest.

Environmental Stewardship

Like any large organization, our operations leave a footprint on the environment. From paper use and waste production to transportation and energy consumption, we continually look for opportunities to minimize that impact.

Are you interested?
Work With Us

McInnes Cooper believes work experience is correlated with rewarding life experiences. McInnes Cooper provides rewarding experiences focused on personal and professional development through inclusive and positive interactions with colleagues, mentorship from experienced legal and business professionals, exposure to a variety of interesting clients, and opportunities to engage with our communities through unique volunteerism and pro bono work.

McInnes Cooper recognizes the integration of work and life and offers a number of benefits and perks to support their employees, such as flexible work arrangements, professional development and conference opportunities, industry leading group benefits program, wellness financial support, interest-free student loan program and much more.

McInnes Cooper is committed to building an environment that is diverse and inclusive, representative of the communities in which we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through our on-line application process.

As part of the recruitment process, MC will provide accommodation(s) to candidates with disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the recruitment process with us, please contact Melissa Evans at

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Practice Area(s)

Energy Law Job in Canada