Legal Counsel

  • Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Aug 15, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Location: Calgary Head Office Employment Type: Full Time – Permanent Salary Range: SP3, Level 5, $87,480 - $ 109,350 per year. The final compensation for this position will be determined based on individual factors, including education, qualifications, experience, and internal equity.   Legal Counsel – Hybrid   The Opportunity   Experience genuine teamwork by working with lawyers, the client, and stakeholders to deliver legally sound innovative solutions. We are seeking diverse individuals with strong technical skills to join the legal team at the Alberta Energy Regulator. For more than 75 years Alberta’s oil and gas regulator has adapted to meet innovations in technology, new industry activity and changing social expectations.   Law Branch members are involved in all aspects of regulating energy resource activity from cradle to grave in the province. The work is varied, stimulating, and rewarding. You will work closely with a diverse technical community on a wide range of matters. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about working on complex files in a collaborative and team-based environment, and keen to deliver results. Law Branch is committed to providing legal and strategic advice that is timely, practical, and solutions and delivery focused.   What your day-to-day will look like:
  • Provide legal advice to AER personnel in all branches and offices, including hearing commissioners and delegated decision makers, on all facets of the AER’s business and regulatory functions, in particular the processing of regulatory appeals, applications and related statements of concern and providing legal support on closure, compliance and enforcement matters.
  • Provide legal analysis, interpretation, advice and opinions regarding AER administered legislation and legislation (including FOIP legislation, insolvency legislation and related jurisprudence) to which the AER is subject, rules and regulatory instruments, and support policy development through membership on applicable internal committees.
  • Participate in AER hearings and ADR processes.
  • Represent the AER in litigation and appeal matters in the Court of Appeal of Alberta and other courts and tribunals (e.g., Human Rights Commission, Alberta Ombudsman, Court of Kings Bench, etc.).
  What we’re looking for in you:
  • Member in good standing of The Law Society of Alberta
  • 4-7 years of experience providing legal services in at least two of the following areas: administrative/regulatory law, litigation and/or energy/environmental law.
  • Superior legal research skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with high importance placed on accuracy and high calibre work products.
  • Superior writing skills.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Experience working in-house in a public/regulatory body, quasi-judicial board or agency, or government environment is considered an asset.
  • Experience advising on FOIP and access requests is considered an asset.
  • Experience working in bankruptcy/insolvency is considered an asset.
  Additional Requirements:
  • SEC1 - This position will be subject to pre-employment background screening, including a criminal record check.
  • Travel within Alberta as required (for hearings, ADR etc.).
  Additional Information:
  • All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada at the time of application.
  • Should an individual with the required qualifications not be available, applicants with closely related qualifications may be considered. As a result, the position may be redesigned and/or reclassified.
  • If you need accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please email . Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
  What we offer you:
  • Great benefits from your first day of work
  • Flexible Work Program - hybrid work and flexible hours
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Flexible benefits program options, including Personal & Health spending account(s)
  • Generous vacation entitlement and flex days
  More information about working at the AER’s including our comprehensive Total Rewards package can be found in the careers section of our website .   Application closing date: August 27, 2023 at midnight   #LI-HYBRID