Posted on 12/08/2023

Legal Counsel

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In-House Legal Counsel
Corporate Services
Full-time, Permanent
Nisku, AB
Referral Eligible: Eligible – Tier 2



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Michels Family of Companies is an established energy and infrastructure organization with 25 years in Canada. We support Canada’s prosperous future by constructing safe, reliable infrastructure solutions to serve the public’s energy, water and wastewater, and transportation needs.

We care about doing what is best for our people, our customers, the communities in which we work and our country. We strive to provide our employees with meaningful and challenging work, and an engaging and collaborative environment.

Michels Canada headquarters is based in Nisku, Alberta, Canada.


The Legal Counsel will research and analyze legal issues; draft, review, analyze, and negotiate construction contracts; draft other documents and correspondence; manage claims; and assist with other legal and corporate matters. Subject to the department workflow document designed by the Chief Legal Officer this position will provide research, advice, and other legal assistance to the senior members of the Legal Department.  The position may also provide counsel to management within the company and coordinate with outside legal counsel. Critical for success are the abilities to take initiative, multi-task, act decisively, work independently, maintain confidentiality, exercise good judgment, and project a professional image.  Excellent persuasion and professional communication skills are musts, as well as an acute attention to detail. Also critical for success are the following qualities: team player, hard-working, deadline oriented, risk tolerant, and demonstrates integrity and sound ethics. This position will be based in our Canadian Head office located in Nisku, AB.


  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, and customers and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions. Stop work in the area of an identified health or safety problem until resolved.
  • Performs pre-litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights.
  • Advise Departments and Divisions as assigned in the department workflow document on legal issues and risks, complex agreement structures, approval processes, and company policies.
  • Research and interpret various regulatory requirements and inform and update appropriate parties in other departments.
  • Prepare and negotiate contract documentation with customers of the company, providing summary and concerns to senior legal team members for execution.
  • Keeps abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates.
  • Provides training to company and its affiliates on substantive legal topics.
  • Develop CLE plan with oversight and input from the Chief Legal Officer.  The plan should include participation in an offsite program annually.
  • The position may also provide counsel to management within the company and coordinate with outside legal counsel.
  • Exercise sound judgment while making decisive decisions, work independently, and uphold confidentiality standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    • Juris Doctor from accredited law school.
    • Holds current license to practice law before the Canadian Bar Association.
    • 5 years minimum of experience.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.


    • Some experience in energy and infrastructure law.
    • Some experience with labor and employment law.


    • Must be able to communicate verbally and through written language (by hand and digitally) in English.


    We offer competitive total compensation, meaningful and challenging work, and an engaging and collaborative environment. For more information on our company, please visit our website at

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. For other opportunities at Michels Canada, join us at

    It is our commitment to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance and /or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruitment process, please send us an email to:

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    Michels Canada
    Corporate Services
    Canada | Nisku, AB
    Employment Duration
    Full Time
    Job Posted