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Legal Counsel, Regulatory

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Date: Jan 3, 2018

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Reporting to the director legal affairs of oil sands, in situ and Fort Hills, you will provide legal advice and support with respect to all regulatory matters associated with Suncor's in situ and oil sands projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide legal advice covering a broad scope of regulatory issues with a focus on regulatory applications and approvals, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Utilities Commission matters, environmental and occupational health and safety matters
  • Support the regulatory group in drafting and development of regulatory applications, interpretation of approvals and interfacing with applicable regulatory agencies
  • Provide legal support and guidance concerning regulatory compliance with applicable legislation and regulatory approvals
  • Offer legal expertise to emergency response situations and privileged and confidential incident investigations including environmental and occupational health and safety incidents
  • Proactively identify and manage areas of legal and regulatory risk

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum five year Bar call
  • Heavy focus and specialization on regulatory law with experience with large scale oil and gas projects is preferred
  • LLB or equivalent and membership in Law Society of Alberta

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with key regulatory statutes and regulations including the Responsible Energy Development Act, Alberta Energy Regulatory, Directives and Rules of Practice, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Wildlife Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and Code, Oil Sands Conservation Act, Oil and Gas Conservation Act, Water Act, Public Lands Act, Mines and Mineral Act, Pipeline Act, Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Fisheries Act, Canada Wildlife Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act,  Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, Surface Rights Act
  • Ability to synthesize a wide range of principles, issues, needs and outcomes, balancing legal, commercial and other issues (people impacts, company reputation, and others)
  • You are a high achieving individual with strong academic background and solid career development to date
  • You have a high degree of flexibility and the ability to readily adapt to changes in Suncor's business priorities and plans
  • Innovative and creative problem solver with a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment towards achieving a desired business outcome within corporate and legal parameters
  • You possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Working Conditions

  • This position is based in Calgary, Alberta at the Suncor Energy Centre
  • Periodic travel to Fort McMurray may be required

Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Competitive base salary and compensation programs
  • Attractive annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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Business Overview
Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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