AltaGas - Vice President and General Counsel, Midstream & Corporate

  • AltaGas
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Mar 17, 2024
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel

Job Description

AltaGas - Vice President and General Counsel, Midstream & Corporate

The Vice President and General Counsel, Midstream & Corporate will report to the EVP & Chief Legal Officer and will work in collaboration with the EVP & President, Midstream, and the corporate EVPs. The General Counsel, Midstream & Corporate will oversee a diverse team responsible for providing expert counsel on a wide array of external and internal legal issues pertaining to AltaGas’ Corporate functions and its Midstream business.

This role is primarily responsible for overseeing legal services to AltaGas’ Midstream business and Corporate functions, with the General Counsel, Midstream & Corporate working closely with the Midstream and corporate leadership teams. This includes managing the legal team responsible for negotiating, reviewing and drafting a variety of commercial agreements and providing legal advice and assistance to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

You Will:

  • Manage a diverse legal team in multiple locations in the provision of legal services to:
    • AltaGas’ Midstream business on all matters affecting it or its operations, including with respect to commercial, regulatory, and dispute resolution matters
    • AltaGas’ Corporate functions on all matters, including banking, financing, digital, supply chain, human resources, labour relations, environmental and ESG matters
  • Ensure compliance of the Midstream business and Corporate functions with applicable laws and regulations, including remaining abreast of changes in applicable laws and regulations and effectively communicating those changes as applicable within the organization
  • Review legal and corporate documents, external corporate communications, press releases, marketing materials and other applicable legal and non-legal documents impacting company
  • Ensure all policies and documentation are fully compliant and assist with the implementation and compliance with all corporate policies and processes
  • Oversee conduct of legal research and preparation of reports and presentations as requested, including regular presentations to management of the Midstream business and Corporate functions.
  • Field legal and compliance inquiries from key stakeholders with respect to the Midstream business and as required by the Corporate functions
  • Provide representation as required at law hearings and other judicial proceedings
  • Support acquisitions and divestitures work where required

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Law (JD or LLB) and membership in good standing of the Bar.
  • Minimum of 15 years corporate law experience gained at either a large law firm or with a corporation of comparable size and complexity as AltaGas Ltd.
  • Thorough understanding of the Energy industry and applicable legislation
  • Proven track record of leading and managing diverse team of strategic professionals
  • Experience working with management teams and boards of directors
  • Securities law experience
  • Experience with human resources and labour relations


  • Superior interpersonal skills to interact with clients, attorneys, coworkers, and external agencies
  • Critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills
  • Persuasive communicator with excellent leadership and relationship skills
  • Excellent problem solving and business acumen
  • Strong contract management knowledge
  • Excellent negotiator with ability to achieve mutually beneficial commercial agreements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and mitigate risks and opportunities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence

Why work at AltaGas?

AltaGas is a North American energy infrastructure company with a focus on owning and operating assets that provide clean and affordable energy to our customers. AltaGas assets include Washington Gas/WGL, SEMCO, and Petrogas. Our talented team, nearly 3,000 strong, leverages the strength of our assets and expertise along the energy value chain to connect customers with premier energy solutions – from the well sites of upstream producers to the doorsteps of homes and businesses to new markets around the world.

We deliver clean and affordable natural gas to approximately 1.7 million customers’ homes and businesses through regulated natural gas distribution utilities across four jurisdictions in the United States and two regulated natural gas storage utilities in the United States. Learn more about our team, vision, and strategy.

To learn more about our mission:

For Canadian hires: AltaGas hires personnel on the basis of job-related qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to a person's ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

For U.S. hires: U.S. affiliates of AltaGas are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.