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Legal Counsel

Broadway Tech Centre, 500-2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Req #318
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.


To learn more about projects you could be a part of check out Projects - KCB (klohn.com) and our Careers page for more details.

Other details

  • Job Family Administration & Office Services
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Broadway Tech Centre, 500-2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada