Assistant General Counsel and Director, Legal Affairs (12+ Years) - Calgary

Calgary, Alberta
April 23, 2013
May 23, 2013
Contract Type
Experience Level
10+ years

Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage, and distribution. Its substantial market position in western Canada was established through both organic development projects and strategic acquisitions and has positioned it well for continued growth. Its Western Canada operations include four distinct businesses that are strategically located to connect western Canadian natural gas supply sources with growing Canadian and U.S. markets. Together, BC Pipeline, BC Field Services, Midstream and Natural Gas Liquids constitute one of the largest natural gas midstream businesses in Canada.  Building upon this natural gas midstream foundation, Spectra Energy’s Canadian LNG business is focused on delivering on a on a multitude of liquefied natural gas opportunities in Western Canada. Through Spectra Energy Liquids the company is also participating in the rapidly expanding North American crude oil infrastructure market.  

This impressive company is now seeking a senior lawyer to join its Calgary office.   The successful candidate will be responsible for handling all legal affairs related to its Western based businesses.  This will include interacting with senior management, managing outside counsel and providing legal advice in connection with matters of strategic importance, business and project development and field operations. Reporting to the General Counsel (Canada), you will lead a legal team of 3 lawyers and one administrative assistant.  

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 12 years of business/commercial and regulatory law experience, ideally within the western Canada energy industry.  The ability to think strategically and make pragmatic and timely decisions will be needed for success in this position.  Leadership skill and management experience will be a definite asset as will a highly developed level of legal judgment and business acumen.    

Spectra Energy has an excellent reputation for investing in its people. It focuses on developing its leaders and is a company which offers excellent long term career opportunities, an open culture and work-life balance. Spectra Energy offers a competitive remuneration package which includes benefits and a variety of innovative employee-friendly programs and policies.    

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong at NagataConnex Executive Legal Search.    

As this is an exclusive campaign with NagataConnex Executive Legal Search, any resumes received from other sources will be forwarded to them.