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Corporate Legal Counsel

Job Description

This position is an in-house legal counsel position based in Richmond for the Legal department of the Corporate company reporting to the Senior Management Team.   You will advise the business unit with respect to all legal matters relating to construction, contract law,  major procurement, including public-private partnership projects, design-build projects and a multitude of agreements with clients, partners, subcontractors and suppliers in the construction sector.

Responsibilities:

  • • As a pro-active, ethical, business-minded and out-of-the-box thinker, you will research, advise, prepare, draft, review, comment and/or negotiate complex contractual documents, and other relevant legal documentation, for local and international construction projects.
  • •  Provide legal advice and opinions, and advise on legal risks and related issues analysis;
  • •  Participate in the negotiation process of various contracts with clients, joint ventures, subcontractors and suppliers;
  • •  Interpret laws, by-laws, decrees and any other document of a legal nature, ensuring that the interests of the corporation are adequately protected;
  • •  Participate in the application and follow up of the corporations’ policies, procedures, and internal rules; and
  • •  Work closely with internal clients and management in order to maximize projects and minimize risk.

Requirement :

  • •  Member in good standing of the BC Bar, and qualified to practice law in British Columbia;
  • •  Commercial law background with a minimum of 5 years of relevant and demonstrable construction experience in construction law and PPPs gained from a major law firm or corporation; •    Availability for travel (mainly but not only within Canada);
  • •  Proven ability to provide timely and sound legal advice, and work as part of a team, in a demanding, fast-paced and multidisciplinary environment;
  • •  Highly developed practical and strategic business and legal sense; and
  • •  A good communicator, self-motivated, with a practical, methodical, detail-oriented, flexible and dynamic approach.
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