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Legal Counsel (1 year)

  1. Corporate
  2. Toronto
R-116674

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Legal Counsel

Come join us in reshaping the future with AtkinsRéalis. AtkinsRéalis is dedicated in engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

AtkinsRéalis Legal Department is seeking a Legal Counsel to join the Canada Legal Team. This position would be ideally based in Toronto (but could also be based in Vancouver or Montreal) and will report to the Director, Legal Affairs, Canada based in Montreal.  The successful candidate will support and advise the company (in all sectors of the business) on a wide range of legal issues relating to engineering and construction projects. This role will be for a maternity leave replacement.

The lawyer will be working on a variety of matters including contract and risk reviews, advising on and conducting contract negotiations, assisting with live project issues and work with a variety of key stakeholders across our businesses, including with the internal dispute resolution legal team for claims and disputes.  

The lawyer will be working in an inclusive, collaborative and supportive team focusing on being trusted advisors; providing pro-active, commercial, strategic legal advice and outstanding client service to their internal clients; as well as the development of its team members.

The position is a flexible mixture of home and office-based working with travel as required.

Location - Toronto, ON

Your role within the team:

  • Draft, revise and negotiate tender documents, proposals, and contracts, including confidentiality agreements, services agreement, joint venture and other partnership agreements, subcontracts, and other legal documents related to projects pursuits and execution in the various sectors of the business in Canada (e.g. Major Projects, Engineering Services, and Operations & Maintenance);
  • Provide legal advice and opinions on a wide range of legal issues, and contribute to the analysis of risks;
  • Participate in the negotiation process, both with clients and partners, subcontractors and suppliers;
  • Interpret laws, regulations, decrees and any text or document of a legal nature, and ensure that the interests of the company are adequately protected;
  • Participate in the application and monitoring of the company's policies, procedures and rules;
  • Work closely with internal clients and management to optimize projects and minimize risks to the company;

Why choose AtkinsRéalis as an employer?

Because we offer:

  • The opportunity to work on various major projects for internal and external clients.
  • An exciting environment where work-life balance is important.
  • A wide array of learning and development opportunities.
  • Competitive pay, flexible benefits, an employee share plan, and a defined contribution pension plan.
  • A work environment focused on health and safety.

The ideal candidate:

  • The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of corporate/commercial experience at an in-house legal department and/or a leading law firm;
  • Completion of a law degree and a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
  • Relevant experience in construction/engineering law and commercial law is an asset but is not a pre-condition;
  • Ability to work on a broad range of legal topics, manage multiple files, and to adapt to changing priorities;
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a dynamic, professional team;
  • Results-oriented and client-focused with a commitment to excellence;
  • Ability to understand the client’s business needs, providing commercial and timely business solutions, in conjunction with legal advice;
  • High level of independence, with the ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills;
  • Bilingualism and civil law training will be considered an asset;

Are you up for this challenge? Apply today and join our team to help engineer a Better Future for our Planet and its People.

At AtkinsRéalis, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds, and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion, or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  
 

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Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Successful applicants will be notified about AtkinsRéalis’ accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

* Since AtkinsRéalis is an international organization that has offices all around the world where thousands of employees are located, and its clientele is international and national, we must be able to provide services in French and in English. Therefore, a good knowledge of both languages is required because of the nature of our professional services you will provide.

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