Position Title:
Energy Regulatory Lawyer
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent
Category: Non-Union
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Closing Date: 4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Summary

NOTE: 2 Fulltime Permanent Positions Available AltaLink is Alberta’s largest transmission company, supplying safe and reliable electricity to more than 85% of Alberta’s population. AltaLink is taking on new challenges in the middle of Canada’s fastest growing economy. We are doing everything in our power to attract and keep the best and brightest to expand our team of top-notch professionals. We are proud of our collaborative culture, expertise and record of safety and operational excellence. AltaLink is looking to hire mid-level lawyer with energy or regulatory experience. This individual will work in a challenging environment and will play a key role in providing legal and business advice on key. This role, within the Regulatory Group, will have regulatory accountability for permitting electric transmission projects and will provide support for regulatory rates hearings. This role requires the ability to work successfully with other project team members and to act in a leadership role during hearings. The role includes directing external legal counsel, ensuring applications meet all regulatory requirements, and directing interlocutory and hearing processes.

Responsibilities

  • Attendance at regulatory hearings within Alberta.
  • Advise on a range of regulatory matters.
  • Draft regulatory applications.
  • Advise clients of the legal and business implications of proposed projects, anticipating legal and regulatory concerns and devising strategies to resolve them.
  • Liaise with lawyers in the department to ensure a coordinated input of legal advice to the client.
  • Work closely with other specialists e.g. project management, engineering, land, to ensure that an excellent level of service is provided to clients.

  • Qualifications

  • A license to practice law in Alberta.
  • A university degree (LLB; JD) in law and member of a provincial or state bar.
  • 3- 5 years of related legal experience.
  • An understanding of energy permitting in a regulatory context is preferred.
  • Experience of energy projects and regulation.
  • Experience in leading regulatory direction and providing solid advice within a team setting on complex projects.
  • A strong business perspective
  • Ability to build relationships in across functional groups.
  • Excellent communication skills, initiative and confidence.
  • Intellectual rigor and analytical skills.
  • Ability to provide practical legal advice and risk assessment.
  • Team player.
  • Proven track record of good attendance and job performance. NOTE: AltaLink employees should be aware that we may contact your manager during the selection process.

  • Only the candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.