November 21 2022
Industries Energy
Categories Generalist,
United States, US
Worker Type: Employee

Group: US Refining & Marketing Department

Job Post End Date: 12/12/2022

About this opportunity:

Join Cenovus’ 5-person U.S. legal team, in Dublin, Ohio, and assist in managing a vast array of diverse projects, including the organization’s litigation, environmental, corporate, m&a, employment, investigation and compliance functions. The candidate does not need to have experience in all the aforesaid areas, but a willingness to learn new areas of law is required. The ideal candidate be a detail-oriented, well-organized, self-starter who works independently and efficiently with minimum supervision, providing high quality support services, while exercising sound legal and professional judgment. Excellent verbal and written communications are essential. Must be comfortable completing large and small projects in a timely manner in a fast-paced and changing environment with multiple priorities and deadlines. Our culture is friendly, and our standards are high.

About Cenovus:

We’re a Canadian-based integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary. We’re committed to maximizing value by sustainably developing our assets in a safe, innovative, and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into our business plans.

We operate in Canada, the United States, and the Asia Pacific region. Our operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, thermal and conventional crude oil and natural gas projects across Western Canada, crude oil production offshore Newfoundland and Labrador and natural gas and liquids production offshore China and Indonesia. Cenovus’s downstream operations include upgrading, refining, and marketing operations in Canada and the United States.

Our shares trade under the symbol CVE and are listed on the Toronto as well as the New York stock exchanges.

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Why we work at Cenovus:

  • Safety as a core value
  • Competitive compensation
  • Employer paid benefits: health, dental, vision & more
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Community Investment activities
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Career progression/internal mobility opportunities
  • Company/team building events


  • Supports entire 5-person U.S. legal team
  • Partners with:
    • Internally, entire 5-person U.S. legal team; interacts with Canadian legal team and U.S. business individuals in all departments.
    • Externally, interacts with law firms and vendors
  • This role may have enterprise-wide scope on litigation and compliance matters
  • This role focuses on matters occurring at all U.S. facilities
  • Accountable for procedural aspects of compliance and litigation matters as well as managing miscellaneous communications (letters and emails) and legal projects
  • Spectrum of decision making
  • General problem-solving abilities in addition to a willingness to follow defined practices and processes.
  • Handle confidential information pertaining to company operations and legal issues
  • Exhibit exceptional customer service skills in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Under the supervision of lawyers:
    • Draft, format, and edit correspondence, memos, and legal documents
    • Distribute legal hold communications
    • Manage the preparation and coordination of complex document production
    • Handle the processing departmental expenses
    • Maintain departmental files
    • Review and summarize miscellaneous reports and documents
    • Attend and arrange meetings, taking minutes as necessary
    • Review and process legal invoices for payment
    • Formulate solutions to problems which may arise
    • Conduct legal and factual research though Lexis/Westlaw, websites and other resources
    • Calendar key dates and deadlines
    • Monitor dockets
    • Interview employees and document relevant information
    • Maintain collection and custodian logs
    • Research statutes and regulations in support of legal compliance matters
    • Monitor regulatory developments


  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software products including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with litigation, environmental, corporate, m&a, employment, investigation, or compliance functions. The candidate does not need to have experience in all the aforesaid areas, but a willingness to learn new areas of law is required.

Cenovus Energy is an affirmative action employer, and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, or personal or physical characteristics protected by law.

At Cenovus we embrace diversity of thought, experience, and backgrounds to help us make better business decisions, address our challenges, seize opportunities, and unlock innovative solutions. We define diversity as the variety of people, including all of the unique attributes of our staff, and the variety of ideas within our organization. Building an inclusive workplace by drawing on the skills and talents of a diverse workforce provides Cenovus with a competitive advantage. We believe it’s important to maximize the potential of everyone who works for our company and ensure all people feel respected, appreciated, and heard. We define inclusion as ‘diversity in action,’ creating an environment of involvement, respect and connection for all employees, where various ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are harnessed to create business value.

If you require accessibility assistance to complete the on-line application or otherwise apply for an open position with Cenovus, its subsidiaries and affiliates, please email

Note: The application deadline for this position is 11:59 PM December 12, 2022.

This posting represents the desired scope, accountabilities, skills and experience requirements of the job. These requirements may be modified to support business needs. Title and compensation administration will be based on the skills and capabilities of the successful incumbent.


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