This is a non-union position
Do you have broad employee benefits/executive compensation experience, both in private practice and as in-house counsel for companies with multistate reach? If so, then we encourage you to apply to this outstanding opportunity!
Our Legal Counsel will support Enbridge's US Employee benefits/ERISA and executive compensation programs reporting to the Associate General Counsel. We look forward to your application!
What you will do:
- Detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations applicable to employee health and welfare plans and funding vehicles, executive compensation, retirement, incentive plans, as well as severance plans, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPPA”), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA”) and relevant provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, including Section 409A.
- Advise and assist the Company with its compliance with a wide variety of compensation and benefits laws and regulations, including those above
- Draft and review plan documents and employee communications
- Review and evaluate vendor contracts for services related to benefit plans (for example, investment advisors for retirement plan investments, third party administrator contracts for handling retirement and welfare benefit plans, etc.)
- Monitor new legislation and regulatory changes impacting employee compensation and benefits; advise management accordingly
- Assist with executive compensation matters and compensation and benefit plan disclosure items, including review of annual securities filings and compensation related material in annual proxy
- Advise on employment tax issues related to compensation and benefits plans
- Review and advise on annual required disclosures for employee benefit plans – retirement and welfare benefit plans – including tax filings and ERISA required disclosures
- Provide M&A support, including diligence and integration, for transactions
- Provide support to benefit plan administrative and investment committees
- Engage and manage external counsel as needed for support in areas of responsibility
- Completes other duties and special projects as assigned.
Who You Are:
- A J.D degree with excellent academic credentials, and an active member in good standing of the Bar in addition to 4+ years' experience as a US employee benefits and executive compensation attorney with a law firm and/or large publicly traded corporation.
- An active member in good standing of the Bar of at least one U.S state
- Extensive experience and technical knowledge in the following areas:
- Broad-based equity programs in the U.S
- Broad-based compensation programs in the U.S
- Qualified and non-qualified retirement plans (e.g., 401(k)plans, deferred compensation plans, fringe benefit and health and welfare plans, programs, and arrangements, including associated ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA and federal tax compliance)
- A willingness and ability to learn new areas of law, domestically and internationally
- Offer excellent project management, leadership and partnering skills to include the ability to work collaboratively with teams to creatively solve problems while adhering to the company's values, policies, and procedures
- Show strong organizational skills and ability to operate and thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines
- Work independently and effectively with a wide range of business partners and see projects through to completion
- Able to interact optimally with individuals at all levels of the company exhibiting strong social skills
- An excellent written and verbal communicator, including the ability to translate sophisticated legal issues into laypersons terms and draft employee-facing communications
- Someone with sound judgement, ethics and integrity, discernment, and decision-making capability in dealing with complex legal issues on a global basis
The Following Are Considered Assets:
Experience with Canadian benefits and compensation plans and programs
- This role requires an ability to handle an extreme workload and provide advice and applications on very short timelines
- High Demand, Fast-paced office environment
- High degree of independence and autonomy required in the day-to-day performance of duties
- Concentrated levels of reading, studying and focused listening
- Some overtime may be required
- Occasional travel to various offices of the Enbridge organization or counterparty locations, including internationally as required
Physical Requirements Include But Are Not Limited To:
Grasping, kneeling, light – moderate lifting (objects up to 20 pounds), reaching above shoulder, repetitive motion, typing, sitting, standing, visual requirement (able to see screens, detect color coding, read fine print), hearing requirement and the ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time.
Mental Requirements (Both Field & Office) Include But Are Not Limited To:
Ability to: understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, understand complex problems and collaborate/explore alternative solutions, organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology, organize and prioritize work schedule on a short-term basis, make decisions which have moderate impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside this area, understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines, complete routine forms, compose letters, outlines, memoranda and basic reports and communicate with individuals via telephone.