Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel

Date Posted:

Reference Number: B-008-LGL-Mar19-C

Location: Calgary (Alberta)


Bantrel is seeking an energetic, self-motivated and team-oriented Senior Legal Counsel to join its Legal and Risk Management team in Calgary. Reporting to the General Counsel, the Senior Legal Counsel will provide high quality, timely and relevant legal assistance to all the functional groups of Bantrel's core business and affiliates.

Bantrel is a private, closely held EPC/EPCM company with a long-term track record of profitability, focused strategy and supportive, patient shareholders.  We provide professional engineering, procurement, construction management and direct construction services across Canada to reputable clients, predominantly in the heavy industrial sector.  Our core competencies are in oil, gas, chemicals, mining, power and infrastructure.  

Headquartered in Calgary, Bantrel has corporate operations in Edmonton, Toronto, and field sites across Canada and in the United States.  Our global reach and local delivery are demonstrated by our affiliation with a major global EPC firm, which provides us with the ability to draw on global expertise, alongside the autonomy to operate independently. 

Bantrel offers a friendly, supportive corporate culture that revolves around our Vision, Values, and Covenants: People, Safety & Health, Ethics, Quality, Innovation, Sustainability.

As a member of the Bantrel team, the successful candidate will gain exposure to a wide-variety of challenging legal work in the heavy industrial sectors throughout Canada.  In addition, Bantrel offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefit package, professional development opportunities, flexible work schedules, and a safe, supportive workplace. 

Please note this position is not eligible for a relocation subsidy or living out allowance.


  • Serve as a key member of the Bantrel Legal and Risk Management team, providing advice to Bantrel's oil, gas and chemicals, mining and metals, power, infrastructure and construction teams;
  • Advise and collaborate with all Bantrel businesses in order to achieve commercial objectives in alignment with the corporate vision, values, and covenants;
  • Negotiate and draft a variety of contracts;
  • Support and advise on tender management and processes, requests for proposal and award matters;
  • Support commercial transactions;
  • Provide legal support on claims and litigation management;
  • Interpret federal and provincial legislation/regulations relevant to the business;
  • Provide legal advice and support to business leaders and human resources staff;
  • Liaise with Bantrel legal staff and personnel in other departments on projects.

Core Competencies:

The successful candidate is expected to bring deep knowledge of major capital projects in the heavy industrial industries. They will bring a balance of strong technical legal skills, as well as be highly organized, detail-oriented and discerning. In addition, the successful candidate will:

  • Have a successful track record of at least ten plus years of post-call commercial legal experience, gained in-house or with a well-regarded law firm;
  • Be licensed and in good standing to practice law in Alberta;
  • Possess senior-level commercial legal expertise, with strong reviewing, drafting and negotiating skills;
  • Have experience supporting commercial transactions;
  • Able to convey complex legal issues in a practical manner useful to all Bantrel's business teams;
  • Previous experience with construction law and EPC contract formation is ideal.

Personal Characteristics:

As important as the technical skills this lawyer brings to the table, are the softer interpersonal components of the job. The successful candidate will:

  • Display the confidence, judgment and business acumen required to successfully negotiate key contracts and be a key member of the Bantrel Legal and Risk Management team;
  • Be a “hands-on” lawyer who is practical, pragmatic, and customer service oriented, with a willingness and ability to learn the company’s business; 
  • Be able to communicate in a clear, concise, understandable manner, both orally and in writing;
  • Possess confident legal skills, a breadth and depth of expertise, exceptional team player skills at a senior level, and a positive attitude;
  • Provide intellectual horsepower and strong problem-solving instincts, with the capability to be decisive;
  • Display a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and motivation to make Bantrel successful;
  • Possess solid organizational skills and the ability to establish and focus on key priorities while taking a hands-on approach to managing issues and contributing to projects and transactions.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter, in MS Word format, to mentioning reference code B-008-LGL-Mar19-C in the subject line.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for further review will be contacted. All other resumes will be retained for future consideration.


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