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Legal Counsel

Edmonton, AB
Full Time
2 days ago
Company: Finning Canada

Posting End Date:

Number of Opening: 1

Worker Type: Permanent

Position Overview: Under the direction of the Associate General Counsel, Finning Canada, this position will provide legal services to Finning Canada, its affiliates, subsidiaries and related entities. This position will also be responsible for day to day leadership, coaching and mentoring and supporting growth and development opportunities.

Job Description:

Major Job Functions:
  • Assist with general contract work including reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts for sales rentals, services, and suppliers;
  • Assist with employment law matters including employment contracts; employee discipline and dismissal; workplace investigations; employment standards complaints; human rights complaints, workplace accommodation; and workplace policies;
  • Assist with leasing and facilities matters;
  • Assist in managing general litigation, including wrongful dismissal claims, debt collection, and insurance claims;
  • Other legal work as delegated from time to time
  • Strictly adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Being proactive and objective in meeting and managing the organization's legal requirements
  • Providing legally sound and practical advice
  • Ensuring that legal files are maintained and accessible
  • Represent the company in an ethical and professional manner
  • Maintain and enhance the reputation of Finning Legal and the company in the community
  • Ensure status of all legal matters and any costs or risks are reported accurately to senior management in a timely manner
  • Perform duties with the utmost professionalism and highest ethical standards at all times

Specific Skills & Knowledge:
  • Superior organization skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills including ability to engender trust, respect and confidence
  • Ability to form strong client relationships and possessing a strong client focus
  • Strong analytical, drafting and negotiating skills
  • Ability to be proactive and lead change
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with high volumes of work
  • Must be flexible and adaptable with the ability to work both independently, with input as needed from senior counsel, as well as collaboratively, with peers and business units
  • Ability to work with velocity and respond quickly to address frequently changing client needs, issues and priorities
  • Approach must be practical, business-oriented and must have an entrepreneurial attitude that is aligned with the mission and core values of Finning
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Have excellent customer service skills with a keen eye for detail and commitment to quality
  • Strong knowledge of legislation, jurisprudence and case law, in particular contract law and commercial law
  • Proven experience as legal counsel in a business environment
  • Demonstrated ability to create legally defensive or proactive strategies

Education & Experience:
  • Law degree from a recognized institution and membership in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta
  • 3 to 6 years (post-call) of experience in private practice preferably with a national or strong regional firm focused on business law, or in-house setting in a comparable business or that involves sophisticated contracts or commercial transactions

We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.