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Principal Legal, Potash

Job IDB1-C7-7B-73-91-5C
CompanyBHP Canada Inc.
Date Posted2023-01-23
Posted Until2023-02-06
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryLaw
About BHP
At BHP, we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach, their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success!

About Potash
In 2021, BHP approved a CA$7.5 billion investment in Jansen Stage 1 in Saskatchewan, Canada, which is aligned with their strategy of growing exposure to future facing commodities in world-class assets. Potash opens a new front for growth and is an expandable resource that can support a century or more of operations. Potash provides BHP with greater diversification by commodity, country, and customer.

BHP's Legal function is responsible for providing strategic legal advice to enable the organization to achieve its commercial objectives and manage legal risk in compliance with applicable laws and consistent with the BHP Charter. We now have a unique opportunity to join BHP's legal team as Principal Legal, Potash.

Reporting into the Head of Legal - Canada, the Principal Legal, Potash is responsible for providing strategic legal support to the Potash business, and in particular the Jansen Potash Project in Saskatchewan. The role is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

About the Role

Accountabilities will include, and not be limited to:
Providing strategic and commercial legal advice to the Jansen business to ensure legal compliance and limitation of risk
Actively engaging with cross-functional teams to provide legal subject matter expertise and input
Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing commercial agreements
Managing disputes and litigation impacting the Potash business
Establishing and maintaining relationships with key internal client groups and stakeholders as a trusted legal advisor
Providing leadership support to the Potash legal team
Contributing to knowledge management activities as required, including training to Legal and the business on key areas of expertise

About You

Minimum requirements that this candidate will bring are:
Minimum of 6 years' experience within the resources industry in a top-tier firm or corporate legal department
Law degree (e.g., Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor)
An advanced degree in law, such as an LL.M, or business, such as an M.B.A. is highly desirable
A member of (or eligible for membership) to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in good standing
Experience in the resources sector or with large capital projects is preferred

Experience in the following:
Managing and advising on complex legal issues
Effectively engaging with senior business stakeholders, including concisely presenting legal position and risks
Proactively identifying legal risks and opportunities and advising internal clients accordingly
Robust influencing and negotiating skills, and ability to taking and holding firm positions
Ability to operate independently, with evidence of having used significant judgment to manage legal risk
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
Procurement for large capital projects
Knowledge of and exposure to construction projects
Health, safety, and environmental matters (including safety incident response)
Litigation, disputes, and claims management

About Our Process
At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants' suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.

The application due date is February 3, 2023.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce
The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and unique BHP employee share program.

At BHP, we recognize that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.
Salary$100,000 To $140,000 CDN
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