Legal & Risk Assistant

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Legal & Risk Assistant

NAC is currently seeking a Legal and Risk Assistant to join our head office team. Individuals with proven administration experience are encouraged to apply!
Location: 
21 Queen St., Morriston, ON (Hwy 6/Hwy 401)

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Risk & Legal Assistant provides research and administrative support to the department and provides the Construction Risk Manager with administrative duties related to various committee/meetings, presentations, correspondence, research, and general administrative duties.  This position is a key member of the risk/legal team and collaborates with the corporate administrative team and other departments within the organization.

POSITION DUTIES:

  • Establish, implement and improve existing workflows and administrative procedures within the department.
  • Act as the point of contact for the department, handling queries relating to risk & legal general insurance, shareholder, invoices & costs, approvals, and other items.  Keep applicable personnel informed of progress and any issues that require attention.
  • Collaborate with all projects personnel to coordinate correspondence with the department in the preparation of claims, proceedings, etc.,.
  • Foster communication and maintain electronic documents and files relevant to the department.
  • Generate and maintain various documentation for the shareholder registry program.
  • Assist, prepare, and distribute notice of projects.
  • Communicate with external stakeholders (i.e. clients, counsel, officials)
  • Track legal costs on a fiscal basis as well as by legal firm and project.
  • Track external department costs on a fiscal, supplier, and project-by-project basis.
  • Process, track, follow up with billing, invoice, and payment status for risk, legal, and insurance costs.
  • Merge General (GC) and Supplementary (SC) condition documents/reports
  • Prepare and draft various standard letters and coordinate letters of credit.
  • Coordinate and manage, applications, documents for Substantial Completion and Holdback Publications.
  • Maintain the legal summary document, distribute it to executives on a monthly basis.
  • Manage and disseminate departmental correspondence (i.e. insurance)
  • Maintain monthly start and performance log.
  • Conduct research as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Diploma/Degree in Business Administration or equivalent combination of administration experience. Construction experience is an asset.
  • Superior written and communication skills with enthusiasm and a positive, results-focused attitude.
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills.
  • Proven ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and records.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility, listening, and persuasion skills.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and Outlook).

NAC Offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunities for career growth, development and advancement, including financial assistance
  • Comprehensive benefit plan (dental, vision, health, etc.)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Excellent company matched pension plan
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans
  • Additional time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
  • Numerous team activities and various company events

 

NAC is committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals to achieve their goals. If you feel that you need accommodations during the recruitment and selection process because of illness/disability, please contact Human Resources for further information.