October 14 2021
Categories Generalist, Legal, Paralegal
Lachine, QC

Job Description


Montreal, Canada

Rolls-Royce Canada Limited (“RRCL”) is currently looking for a qualified candidate to fill the role of Corporate Paralegal, Governance and Compliance for its Montreal office. The position works under the RRCL senior leadership team as well as a U.S. based attorney to support the delivery of a wide range of quality legal services to internal clients and to manage a global litigation portfolio through direct interaction with external counsel and third parties. Under the general direction of the U.S. attorney, this position is responsible for a wide variety of legal and administrative tasks within employment law, litigation, intellectual property, corporate law, and environmental law, all in an agile, fast-paced work environment.

At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer the power that matters to our customers, to society and to the planet.

We deliver the best jet engines in the world. Through intelligent innovation and active collaboration, we’re putting our customers at the forefront of the aviation industry – and we keep them there. Our product portfolio powers more than 35 types of commercial aircraft, and with over 13,000 engines in-service around the world; we’re keeping the world flying.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Implement and manage litigation preparation process by maintaining a record of legal and policy documentation, reviewing certificates and correspondence received from third parties providing corporate information to cross-functional teams, drafting corporate actions and agreements for attorney review, and distributing agreements for signature.

  • Provides legal information, research, and expertise to senior managers and various cross-functional teams (specifically HR/Labor Relations, Immigration and Export Controls) in appropriately managing risk, and supports the needs of the various businesses and company initiatives.

  • Supports multiple teams within the finance department including tax with statutory filings and compliance, and internal accounting and external accounting firms.

  • Prepare first drafts of responses to third-party subpoenas and other requests for information under the supervision of legal counsel.

  • Prepare first drafts of employment-related agreements, corporate resolutions, and other routine documents from templates or previously existing drafts.

  • Prepare documentation and provide support for board meetings.

  • Maintaining corporate database and records, organizing and filing legal documents, drafting correspondence, preparation of project binders and managing legal documents within the legal records and databases. Maintain a litigation management system capable of organizing a large number of cases filed in domestic and foreign jurisdictions.

  • Coordination of travel visas and work permits applications.

Rolls-Royce is a Military Friendly Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Paralegal Technology Degree and minimum 10 years of corporate paralegal or related experience with a law firm, aerospace company, technology company, or publicly traded company OR

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent college degree and minimum of 6 years of corporate paralegal or related experience with a law firm, aerospace company, technology company, or publicly traded company

  • Fully bilingual in French and English, written as well as spoken

  • Must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Law degree

  • Experience supporting multinational companies with international business operations

  • Experience managing day-to-day corporate and compliance activities and policies

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate and interact with senior management

  • Experience drafting contracts, contract amendments and related documents

  • Experience drafting notices, minutes and documents related to corporate board meetings

  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple time sensitive obligations

  • Highly skilled in MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) and able to adapt quickly to new technologies deployed across the company

  • Discretion handling confidential information

Pioneer the performance of the future. Join us and you’ll develop your skills and expertise to the very highest levels, working in an international environment for a company known the world over for brilliance and innovation.

Beyond tomorrow

We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.

You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here.

So that you can be your best at work and home, we’ll consider flexible working arrangements for everyone, in any role.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position

Close date: October 28th, 2021

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20 Oct 2021; 00:10
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