Senior Operations Counsel

Date: May 14, 2024

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Canada Ltd. is a world leader in design, engineering, manufacture, construction and service of nuclear power generation equipment. As a supplier of innovative, high-quality nuclear components and services we cater to a worldwide customer base. We take great pride in supplying highly engineered solutions that allow our customers to compete within the complex nuclear power generation industry.


We are recruiting for a Senior Operations Counsel for our office in Cambridge, Ontario.


Provide legal services to the corporation in a manner which ensures that prompt and correct legal advice is provided to any corporate level or function requesting advice.





  • Ensure correct legal advice is provided to any corporate level or function requesting advice; that legal advice is given in a timely and cost efficient manner so that the corporation is always properly and adequately protected from legal risk and/or liability.
  • Provide and supervise legal reviews and document deviation approvals.
  • Lead/support contract negotiations; development and negotiation of contracts and legal documentation to support business objectives.
  • Manage dispute and litigation strategy and execution and supervise outside legal services, including costs.
  • Assist in negotiating settlements of disputes.
  • Manage and oversee the contractual risk management function.
  • Review promotional material.
  • Provide legal internal training.
  • Administer policies and procedures.
  • Support company management in understanding, advancing and protecting the organization in matters of law.
  • Interface with the BWXT corporate legal department.





  • Manage the provision of correct legal advice. Test the position taken by staff lawyers on certain legal issues; challenge their opinions; act as a sounding board for ideas and concepts; attend continuing legal education seminars; read legal periodicals and up-date services; perform independent legal research and analysis, including the evaluation of expert opinions.
  • Manage timeliness of advice. Through regular communication with each staff member (including support staff) and by use of staff meetings, determine workloads, projects which require more attention, and ensure best advice is provided by the deadline proposed.
  • Manage efficiency and cost effectiveness of advice. Coaching and lending support to staff lawyers; obtaining feedback from clients within the corporation; performing legal services in-house as much as possible and utilizing outside counsel only in specialized areas of law.
  • Provide and supervise legal review. Review proposals, bid and contract terms and conditions, bonds and letters of credit, memoranda of agreement, consortium agreements, sales representation agreements, license agreements, vendor purchase orders; draft documents of the type named above; provide opinions on contract interpretation, legislation; keep management informed of new legal issues.
  • Document deviation approvals. Document approvals required for deviations from corporate guidelines along with specific clarifications, exceptions and company standard terms and conditions.
  • Lead/support contract negotiations. Lead or support, as required, contract negotiations with customers, partners and vendors, using discretion in revising contract clauses within overall corporate guideline requirements.
  • Manage litigation and supervise outside legal services and other costs. Monitor the provision of outside legal services (i.e. in litigation, local counsel legal opinions during contract negotiations or during contract execution) either directly for files under the Legal Manager’s control, or indirectly through the other staff lawyers. Review of all outside counsel invoices for legal services.
  • Assist in settlement of disputes. Provide assistance in resolving disputes and recommend settlement positions. Negotiate settlements and negotiate and draft settlement agreements.
  • Review promotional material. Review advertising material, letters, news releases, promotional literature, and technical papers for compliance with contracts, unintended commitments and objectionable material.
  • Provide internal training. Provide ongoing training seminars for affected employees on current, relevant legal and commercial issues.
  • Administer policies and procedures. 





  • University degree in Law (LLB or equivalent) plus Bar Admission.
  • 7 to 10 or more years of relevant legal experience (construction and/or manufacturing experience preferred).
  • Excellent analytical skills, business sense and interpersonal skills.





  • Work within the growing and exciting nuclear industry as well as with highly skilled employees!
  • Competitive salaries
  • Employer-paid pension plan
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Bonus plan
  • Competitive Health and Dental benefits
  • Educational Refund Program
  • Life insurance… and so much more!


Please note this is not a remote position.


We thank you for your interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


BWXT Canada is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact Human Resources.


BWXT Canada Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or any other category protected by provincial law.

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