Senior Legal Council

Senior Legal Counsel


Turner Staffing Group is partnered with a dynamic, fast-growing, global mining company with a base of operations in Canada, Peru, and the United States, that is seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to support the Copper World and Mason Projects. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, US Business Unit, the Senior Legal Counsel will have significant interaction with US Business Unit senior management, professional staff, vendors, and contractors.

This role will be located at the regional head office in Tucson, Arizona, and will be required to travel locally as well as internationally, to other business units and the Toronto Corporate office.


  • Manage all legal issues related to the US Business Unit and the Copper World and Mason projects.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate various types of commercial and real property agreements.
  • Effectively manage litigation related to the US Business Unit, including the selection of external counsel for each matter, and providing strategic oversight.
  • Support permitting efforts by advising on legal standards and administrative procedures, including management of administrative appeals.
  • Assemble strategies for pursuing specific legislative and regulatory outcomes, including management of outside teams of lawyers, consultants, and lobbyists.
  • Monitor the effect of proposed changes to laws and regulations and their impact on the ABU and its operations.
  • Provide legal support for acquisitions, leases, property tax review, mining claim staking, and maintenance.
  • Support other US Business Unit departments by providing legal advice and procuring outside expertise when required.
  • Ensure effective corporate governance through the implementation of company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and permitting obligations.


  • Education: Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school; undergraduate degree in geology, engineering, or applied sciences preferred but not required.
  • License: License to practice law in at least one state in the U.S.; preferably admitted to the Arizona bar or willing to obtain Arizona license.
  • Operational Experience: Five (5) years of experience with legal project operations and management within a company or law firm.
  • Legal Experience: Substantive experience in the areas of corporate law, environmental law, public lands, administrative law, real estate, construction law, and/or commercial litigation.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to influence and drive change across diverse stakeholders.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Other Requirements:
Physical – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities may be required for this position.

Work Environment – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment will necessitate work near moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions such as hot and/or dry conditions. Work will be conducted in locations where noise, fumes, dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration may exist.
Employee will be expected to drive a company vehicle, rental vehicle, and/or his/her own vehicle in the course of performing the job. Employee must be able to perform the physical functions of operating a motor vehicle, including the use of eyes, ears, arms, hands, legs, and feet. Employee must be able to prove that he/she has a current and valid driver’s license.

Miscellaneous – This company is an Equal Opportunity employer that offers a variety of medical and wellness benefits, 401(k), growth potential, and the opportunity to join the company at an exciting phase of the project. Candidates may be required to undergo educational and criminal background checks. Chosen candidates will be required to successfully pass a physical and drug screening.

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted online. Resumes may be downloaded online as well.

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