Corporate Counsel

Bird Construction is a leading general contractor in Canada with a long history of service that has offices from
coast to coast. Bird’s clients include leading firms in the commercial, institutional, retail, multi-tenant residential,
industrial, mining, water and wastewater, energy and civil sectors. Today, Bird is a publicly traded corporation
with employees forming a significant shareholder group. This enhances the degree to which employees at all
levels commit to their clients. A hands-on approach to the business has given Bird an edge in being able to
make decisions quickly and to adapt to the requirements of their clients.

 

 

The Corporate Counsel will be responsible for providing a wide range of legal services in the support of Bird’s procurement activities and operations and will work closely with the other members of Bird’s Risk Management Group currently comprised of 6 lawyers, two paralegals and an insurance specialist.

This position offers an opportunity to learn and to grow your career, with an emphasis on construction and infrastructure law, Public-Private-Partnership transactions, and claims.
Experience in construction law and/or financing transactions and experience in negotiating commercial agreements will be considered assets but are not requirements.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES will include:

  • Review and assess proposed owner contracts to identify and explain legal and commercial risks to Bird’s operating divisions
  • Negotiate a wide range of project and other contracts, including prime contracts, consulting agreements, subcontracts, joint venture agreements, NDAs and other general corporate/commercial contracts
  • Ongoing legal support in the management of such contracts through the execution phase
  • Intake, assessment and management of claims in conjunction with Bird’s external counsel
  • Assess claims and prepare claims briefs to develop resolution strategies and inform Bird’s management and executive teams

 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Excellent people skills
  • Excellent time management, strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and take initiative
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new tasks and responsibilities
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills (English)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

 

The following QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION are required: 

  • Law Degree from a Canadian Law School and good standing with a Law Society
  • 1-3 years in a law firm or in-house environment providing legal support
  • Good understanding of legal research and analysis
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