Legal Counsel

Jul 08, 2024
Jul 16, 2024
Contract Type

Friday, May 10, 2024

Wenco International Mining Systems ( ), a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM), provides industry leading, innovative technologies to customers in the mining and material movement sectors, enabling sustainable and safe operations.

GENERAL SUMMARY :We are searching for a motivated and detail–oriented Legal Counsel to join our in–house legal team. Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Counsel will play a crucial role in providing legal support across various aspects of our business to ensure that our company complies with applicable laws, regulations, and contractual obligations across our international operations. The Legal Counsel will work closely with stakeholders from various departments and regions to develop, implement, and maintain our commercial interests.

This role will be hybrid in Richmond, BC, Canada.

Key Deliverables and Responsibilities :

  • Preparation of Legal Documents : Draft and review a variety of legal documents, including but not limited to NDAs, and purchase and sale, SaaS, license, service, vendor, reseller, data access and employment agreements.
  • Due Diligence: Assist in conducting due diligence for new business partners, consultants, contractors, vendors using third party service provider.
  • Contract Negotiations: Engage in negotiations with external parties to ensure favourable terms and conditions in contracts and agreements.
  • Business Advisory : Provide legal insights and recommendations to business units and senior management to support informed decision–making and strategic planning.
  • Legal Compliance : Advise on legal and regulatory compliance matters, monitoring changes in relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards, and communicate updates to key stakeholders to ensure timely compliance adjustments; and draft and update policies and processes.
  • Employment Matters : Provide legal support and guidance on employment–related issues, including employee agreements, policies, terminations, and compliance with labor laws.
  • Legal Research : Conduct legal research on various matters, staying informed about changes in laws and regulations affecting the technology industry, and providing recommendations to the legal team and relevant stakeholders.
  • External Counsel :Work with external counsel for specialized expertise and support on complex legal matters; monitor and manage budget allocation to ensure cost–effective utilization of resources while maintaining high quality legal support.
  • Risk Assessment : Identify and assessing legal risks associated with business activities, transactions, and contracts, and proposing strategies to minimize risk exposure.
  • Audit Support : Collaborate with stakeholders to prepare for ISO and internal audits; assist in preparation of responses to legal inquiries, providing documentation and evidence as requested.
  • Training and Awareness : Participate in training sessions and awareness programs to educate employees on legal compliance requirements.

Experience and Knowledge

  • LL.B. or J.D. from a recognized law school, with membership in good standing with Canadian Law Society.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience practicing law, preferably with experience in technology law or working in–house with company.
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills, with the ability to prepare and review complex legal documents accurately and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in various areas of law relevant to company's operations, including contract law, corporate law, intellectual property and regulatory compliance.
  • Familiarity with employment law, data privacy laws, export control regulations, and other relevant legal frameworks.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey complex legal concepts clearly and effectively to non–legal stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem–solving skills, with a proactive and solution–oriented approach to legal issues.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast–paced environment, managing multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey complex legal concepts clearly and persuasively to internal stakeholders, external parties, and legal counterparts.
  • Strong analytical and problem–solving abilities to assess legal issues, identify risks, and formulate effective solutions and strategies.
  • Strategic mindset to anticipate legal challenges, mitigate risks, and provide proactive legal advice that aligns with the company's business objectives and long–term goals.
  • Meticulous attention to detail in reviewing legal documents, conducting legal research, and analyzing complex legal issues to ensure accuracy and precision.
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills to work effectively with cross–functional teams, external counsel, and other stakeholders in a dynamic and fast–paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, business needs, and legal requirements while maintaining composure and professionalism under pressure.
  • High ethical standards and integrity to uphold legal and regulatory compliance, protect confidential information, and act in the best interests of the company and its stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the company's industry, market dynamics, and strategic objectives to provide commercially sound legal advice and support that adds value to the business.
  • Familiarity with legal research tools, document management systems, and other technology platforms to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in legal practice.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working in–house at technology or global company.
  • Experience advising on IP–related and data access matters in the technology sector.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Japanese.

Base salary of CAD $80,000 – $100,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Wenco advances the efficiency and safety of the world's surface mining equipment through our fleet management systems. We are committed to providing a stable yet exciting work place environment for individual employees to build and grow their career with the Company.

Wenco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Wenco advances the efficiency and safety of the world's surface mining equipment through our fleet management systems. We are committed to providing a stable yet exciting work place environment for individual employees to build and grow their career with the Company.

Wenco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. It is not intended as an employment contract. Job descriptions are subject to change, which may not necessarily affect compensation.

As our team experiences high volumes of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. To be considered, please ensure a resume is attached.