Associate General Counsel

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At Golder, we thrive on challenges.


Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.


Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?


Golder’s dynamic and award-winning legal team is committed to providing world-class legal services to our colleagues practicing in the field of engineering, environmental and construction services. Golder is currently seeking an Associate General Counsel with relevant experience gained from a top law firm or in-house environment and a strong background in the engineering and construction industries.

Effective communication skills, self-motivation and the ability to work independently within an entrepreneurial team environment are essential attributes required for this role. As a key member of the legal team based in Montreal, Mississauga, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, or Ottawa, you have 12 to 15 years of experience in providing a broad range of legal services to the engineering and construction industry. Fluency in French, both written and spoken, are strong assets. This position will report to the General Counsel, located in Mississauga, Ontario.


An overview of your role will include: 

  • Supporting the General Counsel and the Global Legal Leadership team on matters of national and international importance

  • Providing mentorship and leadership within the Canadian Legal Team and various business units

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating engineering and construction contracts, procurement contracts, commercial agreements and associated documents, primarily in the fields of:

    • Infrastructure
    • Manufacturing
    • Power
    • Oil & Gas
    • Mining
    • Geotechnical and Environmental Services

  • Review and negotiation of the following types of agreements: Design Build: Project Management and Construction Management; EP, EPCM (complex domestic and international at risk and as agent)

  • Providing legal support related to employment law, health & safety, corporate governance, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, tax and enterprise risk management

  • Actively managing a diverse portfolio of claims, litigation and arbitration disputes (including supervision of outside counsel)

  • Providing strategic advice for litigation decisions and reviewing pleadings, motions, discovery and other legal documents

  • Working closely with all business units and providing a strategic blend of business and legal advice to employees at all levels in the organization

  • Facilitating risk management and contracts training


You will have a background in:

  • 12 to 15 years of related industry experience;

  • Law degree from a recognized institution and membership in good standing with a provincial bar;

  • In-house experience working with an international organization;

  • An enthusiastic team player, who works well both individually and with others, in a fast-paced environment;

  • Preventing, Mitigating and Settling Engineering and Construction Claims

  • An ability to provide sound business and legal advice to all levels of the company


Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities


One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 11 consecutive years


Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.


Golder is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.


To learn more about our company and culture click here to view The Promise of Golder video.

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