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Associate Counsel

by General Dynamics Land Systems

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 26, 2023
General Dynamics Land Systems

Job Description


Associate Counsel

Key Job Elements:

  • Participate as a member of a collaborative legal team that provides timely, efficient and effective legal support on a wide range of issues
  • Draft and negotiate agreements and related documentation
  • Support litigation management with internal and external legal counsel
  • Support other legal and regulatory compliance professionals
  • Support all business departments including finance, human resources, contracts, supply chain management, and production and delivery
  • Support the company’s international business pursuits and operations
  • Engage professionally with other GDLS affiliates and corporate head office
  • Position is on-site in London, Ontario, with limited hybrid work flexibility


Required Qualifications:

  • JD or LL.B degree
  • Licensed member in good standing in at least one Canadian province (Ontario preferred)
  • Broad range of legal skills and strengths, including the ability to recognize and resolve legal issues and manage attendant risk
  • Excellent analytical, drafting and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to translate complex legal matters into concise and understandable messages
  • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively across business functions and with people at all levels
  • Ability to prioritize competing tasks and successfully meet deadlines to achieve business objectives
  • Ability to travel internationally and possess/be able to acquire and maintain a valid passport


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-5 years of legal experience in-house or at a full-service law firm
  • Experience in government contracting, corporate/commercial law, labour/employment law or other area relevant to a multinational defence contractor


Physical Conditions and Hazards:

The conditions in which an individual or staff works, including but not limited to such things as amenities,  physical environment, stress and noise levels, degree of safety or danger, temperature, location.

1)         Nature of Supervision: Minimal (Self-directed work)  

2)         Work Interruptions and Distractions: Medium/significant,

3)         Physical Environment: Office (occasional, limited hybrid flexibility)

4)         Hazards: NA


Physical Demands Description:

This section objectively captures and describes the physical demands that are required to perform a particular job or role. Usually completed by the ergonomist.

Usual mobility demands required are standing, walking, sitting, and stair climbing to access upper offices.

Equipment Utilized:

This section describes the type of equipment an employee is required to use:



Mobile device


Medical Surveillance

May include: Anthropometrical Size Restrictions depending on task

Personal Protective Equipment:

Applicable when interacting with shop floor (safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection. extraction coveralls).


General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada is committed to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for our employees. We welcome and encourage applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous Persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or expression.

If you require an accommodation to assist you with any aspect of the hiring process, we will work with you to meet your needs. Contact if you need accommodation.

It is a requirement that General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada be registered with the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and that all of its workforce be security assessed. As such, successful applicants must meet all applicable security requirements, including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain and maintain a Canadian government security clearance to secret level.

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