Why join us?
TransitNEXT is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin. As the sole proponent in the TransitNEXT team, SNC-Lavalin has been awarded the design, build, finance and maintenance of the new extension, and will also assume responsibility for the long-term maintenance of the existing Trillium Line.
Join TransitNEXT and become part of The Trillium Line Extension project, expanding and enhancing transit services in Ottawa.
As part of the Trillium project based in Ottawa, we are looking for a Legal Counsel to join our growing team of professionals. Reporting to our Commercial Director and based in the Ottawa project office, the incumbent will provide versatile legal support to the Project.
How will you contribute to the team?
Provide leadership for procurement, contract formation and contract administration
Supports the contracting functions across the Project to ensure proper governance and execution
Promotes best practices
Provides leadership in monitoring, reporting and recommending ways and means to optimize financial/commercial performance while keeping risk at acceptable levels across various agreements
Active leadership of claims management and development, including analyzing entitlement and drafting supporting narratives
Support subcontract administration and disputes
Legal review of various external correspondence
Provide legal opinions and writing letters
Act as liaison with external legal support
Prime Contract Administration
Provide legal interpretations of various contract terms and conditions
Lead the establishment of claims entitlement
Identifying entitlements within the Project Agreement to secure compensation or relief for out of scope works or risks owned by others
Alert the employer of any actual, perceived or expected departure from contractual requirements and prepare analysis of potential issues, resolution options and related recommendations
Advise the management team on compliance with legislative requirements
Management of external legal counsel to ensure prudent oversight of legal spend
Oversight and leadership of all dispute resolution on the Project including ADR and litigation
What will you contribute / requirements?
A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in litigation, corporate, inhouse or project counsel roles
Experience with projects in the engineering, construction or related industries is a significant asset
Experience on P3 and other large complex construction projects is a significant asset
Post-secondary legal, engineering, or management degree or related educational credentials
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Intellectual curiosity and great commercial judgment
The ability to establish and maintain strong relationships and trust with all stakeholders
Strong inter-personal skills, including resiliency
What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:
Competitive salary and compensation package
Motivational financial package & flexible benefits
Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes
Work equipment provided according to the season (boot, bib, helmet, gloves, etc.);
Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
3 weeks of vacation time
Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities
You wish to leverage your experience and contribute to this position? Apply now!
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