Legal Counsel

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Vancouver
  • 125 - 150

Website Klohn Crippen Berger

March 21, 2024
Are you looking for an opportunity to…
Leave a positive impact on the environment through the projects we lead?
Work in a close-knit group of motivated professionals?
Focus on continued growth and development?
Develop a career that provides exposure to global contracts?
What makes us stand out?
Our tag line “Down to Earth / Up to the Challenge” says a lot about who we are. In broad terms, we think KCB’s primary differentiators are:
our global reputation for technical excellence
our appetite to tackle problems with unique complexities
our creative perspectives that come through diverse and inclusive teams
our size, large enough to win intriguing projects, small enough to know you by name
KCB is seeking our first in-house Legal Counsel, based in our Vancouver Corporate office. This position is part of our

Corporate Group , reporting to the

VP Technical

(responsible for risk mitigation). Applying diversity, equity and inclusion best practices, the role of

Legal Counsel

comes with the flexibility to work a hybrid schedule and will provide you with the opportunity to:
Draft, review, interpret, and negotiate a wide range of global external contracts, including client agreements, vendor contracts, and subcontractor agreements, ensuring consistency across our global operations
Draft, review and maintain KCB generated client and subcontractor agreements, ensuring best practices are applied
Provide legal guidance and support in the resolution of insurance claims and disputes, ensuring compliance with the laws and regulations in the local region
Conduct research and analysis to stay abreast of changes and best practices in relevant laws and regulations within the countries we operate, focusing on the engineering consulting industry
Collaborate with internal teams, including project managers and senior leadership, to assess legal risks and develop mitigation strategies
Provide timely legal advice to project teams throughout the project lifecycle
Review RFPs and assist in developing project risk profiles, supporting go-no-go evaluations
Liaise with our external lawyer, in each of our regions, as a key contact
Provide training and guidance to internal stakeholders on legal issues, risk management, contract negotiation strategies, and best practices
Support our internal risk assessment committee on evaluating legal issues and risks
Support applicable portfolios within our Integrated Management System (IMS)
Perform other tasks deemed necessary to support the legal affairs and risk mitigation for KCB
What we require:
We respect the knowledge and experience you have gained to date and are willing to help you build on it. We do however require the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in law (JD or LLB) from an accredited law school
Admitted to practice law in a Canadian province
10+ years of experience practicing law, with at least 5 years of focus on external contracts
Experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements for the regions we operate in (North America; Europe; Australia; Latin America)
Ideally have experience working with contracts and risk management techniques within the engineering consulting industry
Exposure to applicable legislation in other regions which we operate is considered an asset (UK, Ireland, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, EU, and USA)
In addition to the must have requirements you will excel in the role if you have the following:
An ability to find creative solutions and know how to present them
An ability to build rapport with clients, colleagues, and industry partners
Demonstrate that you are flexible and seek solutions
The salary for this position is $145,000 to $190,000 per year.Salary is based on applicable experience, education, and skill level. In addition to salary total rewards includes:
Hybrid work opportunities
Annual performance and salary review
PSMJ’s supported track record of profitability, leading to above average bonus payouts
Vacation policy that aligns to your experience
Paid OT, and wellness days
Flexible benefits, including RSP, social, and mental well-being initiatives
Commitment to global ESG standards
We are a global organization committed to employment equity. We respect the uniqueness that makes you, you. We encourage applications from all qualified career seekers, regardless of gender, sex, religion, or nationality.
Job Family

Administration & Office Services



To apply, please visit the following URL: