Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
The role of Regional Canadian Counsel is a pivotal role to serve as in-house counsel for our Canadian operations. You will review a variety of contracts, along with managing litigation, in regards to Waste Management's Canadian operations. Your Law Degree, 8 or more years of experience and strong drafting and negotiating skills will be key in this position.
Authorization to practice law in a Canadian province, Ontario or Quebec preferred, is strongly desired along with fluency in French. This role will travel up to 20% of the time.
This position will report to the Vice President of Legal Affairs for the Northern United States and Canada.
I. Job Summary
Serves as Waste Management's in-house counsel for Canadian operations. This position drafts and reviews contracts and manages litigation, real estate transactions, and regulatory matters regarding WM's Canadian operations and contracts. Also responsible for the management of outside counsel and coordination with WM's United States based legal department located primarily in Houston Texas, but also other offices throughout the U.S. Will have regular communication and interaction with WM's Canadian executive team serving as their primary legal advisor.
II. Essential Skills, Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the skills and be able to satisfactorily perform the duties and responsibilities set forth below. Other minor duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
III. Supervisory Responsibilities
The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of managerial employees. This includes:
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.
A. Education and Experience
Education: Law degree
Experience: Eight (8) or more years of experience
B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
Authorization to practice law in a Canadian province, Ontario or Quebec preferred
C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.
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