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Date:  Jul 11, 2024

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Operating Sector:  Legal & Commercial

Position Title:  Legal Counsel

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.


At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs.
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibly by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


What Is The Opportunity?

As part of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain – Stations Project Team based in Surrey, BC, we are looking for a Legal Counsel to join our team. You will provide legal advice to project executives, enable business operations, as well as participate in the negotiation and closing of major project contracts.


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Provide legal leadership on behalf of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain – Stations Project Team for the drafting and negotiation of key subcontract and supply agreements, and other related documents.
  • Identify core legal and commercial issues of importance to the Project Team and work closely with the Project Team to prepare negotiation positions and advocate said positions with counter-parties.
  • Manage various project-related claims at different stages of the dispute resolution process, including dispute resolution board, adjudication, court and/or arbitration proceedings, and includes strategizing with project teams and instructing external counsel.
  • Provide legal support for major concurrent project bids while ensuring the legal and risk review of processes and partnerships are maintained.
  • Build strong partnerships and work collaboratively with senior project executives, external counsel, consultants and other stakeholders.
  • Fostering and promoting a work environment that is: productive, collaborative, inclusive and diverse with a team culture of integrity, professionalism and excellence.


What You'll Bring to the Team:

  • You have demonstrated working experience/knowledge of commercial contract laws.
  • You have 3 or more years legal experience in a private practice or as in-house counsel specializing in contract review and negotiations.
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society in the jurisdiction of practice, an asset.
  • You have demonstrated experience with transactional legal support, which may include public-private partnerships, project finance, mergers and acquisitions or commercial real estate.
  • You have demonstrated versatility with the ability to learn new business structures.
  • You have demonstrated verbal reasoning skills with the ability to interpret the precise definition of written documents such as contracts, legislation and case decisions.
  • You are an effective communicator, negotiator and consensus builder and can effectively influence without formal authority and work collaboratively with colleagues and divergent stakeholder positions.
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity. 


The expected pay range for this position is $130,000 - $175,000.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

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