Job description Hitachi Rail
is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Canadian Business Affairs Counsel
who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Toronto, ON Who We Are
Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. Accountabilities:
- The Legal Counsel will provide contractual and risk advice in Canada and the United States regarding business development, project procurement and formation, project execution, claims, and business compliance.
- This role includes taking primary responsibility for developing and negotiating contractual documentation and working with teams related to major (PPP) infrastructure projects, liaising with corporate legal counsel and other departments in US and Europe, and managing relationships with external Legal Counsel as required.
- Provide legal support for our business.
- Development and negotiation of contract documentation for example: Teaming Agreements, JV Contract agreements, Project Head Agreements, Design-Build drop down terms, and key vendor terms.
- Liaise with corporate legal counsel to achieve concurrence with corporate practices. Participate in overseeing dispute litigation involving company operations. Maintain compliance with all relevant statutory legislation. Work with functional and team leaders to implement and communicate risk management tools. Direct and oversee risk and contractual aspects of Financial Close on P3 projects. Provide legal and commercial support for contracts, tenders, procurement and construction. Provide advice in relation to bonds, warranties, guarantees and other financial securities.
- Law Degree from an accredited institution or similar relevant education, membership in a Law Society, and practice experience within Canada and/or the United States.
- Demonstrated success providing leading-edge advice on Public-Private Partnerships and large infrastructure business development and execution.
- In-depth understanding of Common Law relating to construction/contracts and commercial transactions domestically and an awareness of international particularities.
- Holistic understanding of the construction business and experience reaching commercial settlements in disputes.
- Proven expertise in solving problems and developing innovative strategies to succeed.
- Proactive client relationship management skills with various points of contact within the organization.
- Superior communication and interpersonal skills in complex and at times adversarial situations.
- Demonstrated ability to work with multiple internal and external parties on large scale projects and operations.
- Demonstrated ability to achieve results and drive to succeed. Ability to manage (plan/organize/prioritize) multiple tasks/priorities.
- A proven transaction leader with demonstrated ability to close deals.
- Highly effective language, communication and presentation skills.
- Position is based in Canada, but travel may be required.