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Legal Counsel, Downstream Canada

July 20 2021
Industries Energy
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, Legal, Paralegal, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Calgary, AB

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

If you are looking for diverse and interesting work on a high-performing in-house legal team with Canada’s leading energy company, then we have a great opportunity for you! We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join our dynamic Downstream Canada legal team. In this role, you will provide legal advice and commercial input on a broad range of matters relating to our downstream operations across Canada.

You may use your expertise to:

  • Provide legal advice and leadership on a broad range of matters, including with respect to regulatory matters, commercial transactions, litigation, real property, governance, operations, and business processes
  • Engage in negotiations and draft agreements for commercial transactions
  • Support our team of real property paralegals
  • Advise on competition, privacy, and franchise matters
  • Manage litigation
  • Enable innovative technology development initiatives and technology investments
  • Provide advice on various legislative requirements
  • Proactively identify and manage areas of legal risk

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Five years or more of legal experience in commercial, litigation or energy law in private practice or an in-house environment
  • A Juris Doctor degree or LLB and member of the Law Society of Alberta
  • The ability to synthesize a wide range of principles, issues, needs and outcomes, balancing legal, commercial, operational, and other matters
  • A strong academic background and proven career development to date
  • The ability to manage a diverse workload in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • A high degree of flexibility and ability to readily adapt to changes in Suncor's business priorities and plans
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work well both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • An innovative and creative way of problem solving with a demonstrated ability to think "outside the box" and find practical solutions towards achieving a desired business outcome within corporate and legal parameters
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity
    Preference for:
  • Experience with commercial real estate transactions

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other important information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W.
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs
  • Periodic travel may be required for this role
  • We have numerous Employee Inclusion Networks who work together to help foster an inclusive and respectful culture and drive positive change at Suncor. Current networks include both Workplace Inclusion Networks (focusing on inclusion and respect for all), and identity-focused networks (focusing on building community and a sense of belonging and allyship for different groups)
  • We require qualified and safety-focused employees for business-critical roles that maintain our commitment to operational excellence and reliable operations. We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation
  • Suncor encourages everyone to do their part and support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether

Why Suncor?

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – if it isn't safe, we don't do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Stay connected to us:

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

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