Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Commercial Management
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: CAD100000 per annum
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

NES Fircroft is currently seeking a Commercial and Legal Officer for our Canadian Operations. The successful candidate should be based out of Calgary, AB.  This position will report into Head of Commercial and Legal for our America's Region. This is a chance to join one of the world's leading engineering staffing providers spanning Oil and Gas, Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors! Apply now!

Position Summary:

  • Providing regional and corporate legal advice and support.
  • Ensuring that all regional Client & Contractor Contracts are formed and serviced on a sound commercial and legal basis in accordance with NES Fircroft's internal procedures and commercial risk principles.
  • Ensuring that all corporate matters are conducted on a sound commercial and legal basis in accordance with NES Fircroft's internal procedures.
 Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate MSA terms and conditions with external clients.
  • Advise on contract interpretation and commercial risk to internal clients.
  • Provide professional advice and guidance to colleagues at all levels of seniority, building a reputation as a reliable source of commercial and legal support.
  • Assess risk across the areas of the business relating to the Region and make informed decisions within the permitted risk parameters.
  • Maintain integrity of commercial risk mitigation and ensure internal compliance with NES's Schedule of Management Authority (SOMA).
  • Defend NES's positioning with respect to disputes, breaches under the client contract (debt, travel and expense cost reimbursement, termination and notice periods), or contractor terminations and any claims raised by contractors relating to such terminations or other aspects of their assignment.
  • Managing litigation to achieve best result for NES in a cost effective manner.
  • Research and advise on labor/employment law across all jurisdictions in the Regionn.
  • Produce engagement template for Independent Contractors or for T4 employees.
  • Assist with WCB and Incident Case Management
  • Liaise with insurance brokers to understand current policies in respect of client requirements, manage claims and support Commercial and Legal Director (CLD) in renewal process.
  • Work collaboratively with the Compliance Officer in the creation of Client Contract Specific Requirement forms (CCSRs) and tailoring the engagement template for each individual client.
  • Work collaboratively with internal HSE to provide health & safety oversight, reporting internally, to clients and authorities.
  • Inform CLD of material matters and seeking final sign off and approvals from CLD on client, contractor and legal matters.
  • Manage own time, ensuring achievement of Service Level Agreement (3 days) for internal clients.

Person Specification:

  • Experience of working with MSAs and Work Orders.
  • Knowledge of Canadian contract and employment law.
  • Experience of working in a pressured environment and ensuring the delivery of projects to timescales.
  • Able to present arguments in a coherent, logical and authoritative manner such that the stakeholder feels confident in accepting the advice or recommendation even when it goes against their preferred outcome, to enable the business to make a balanced informed decision.
  • Combines commercial & legal expertise with professional integrity to bring value to the organization, stakeholders and peers.
  • Able to observe, listen, question and challenge to ensure an analysis of the risk and solutions available.
  • Takes account of values, corporate governance and commercial risks in decision making and is able to influence and deliver the required objective commercial advice without manipulation.
  • Maintains a continuous learning approach, showing interest and curiosity in new ideas and opportunities.
  • Driven to understand how people across the business in different contexts react or behave differently in a range of circumstances.
  • Possesses and maintains knowledge of current best practice and legal developments.
  • Able to evaluate information from multiple sources, applying intuition and judgement to weigh their value and relevance to the decision at hand.
  • Makes effective decisions in the absence of complete information, but with a strong understanding of organizational priorities.

Essential Criteria:

  • Confident.
  • Responsible.
  • Displays professional integrity.
  • Future focused, inquisitive and open minded.
  • Decisive thinker.
  • Experience of working in a pressured environment and ensuring the delivery of projects to timescales.
  • High level of analytical skills and excellent knowledge of contract law, ideally relevant to region.
  • Ability to successfully carry out commercial negotiations with clients.
  • Ability to assess commercial liability and risk and make recommendations as to the appropriate course of action.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with wide variety of stake holders, both verbally and in writing.
Qualifications and Experience:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) or Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from accredited law school with 2-5 years' experience
  • Active member of the Law Society of Alberta
  • Experience of working in-house preferred

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.