Legal Counsel, Land

TC EnergyHouston, TexasFull Time

Determined. Imaginative. Curious. If these are some of the ways you describe yourself — we want to learn more about you! At TC Energy, we are Energy Problem Solvers — passionate about transitioning North America to cleaner energy while meeting the energy demands of today and tomorrow. If that sounds like a challenge you want to help tackle, we want you to join our team!

**Posting Close Date: September 13, 2023

** **The Opportunity

** The position will provide legal support to TC Energy’s U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines business related to land, environmental and safety matters in connection with the Company’s existing pipeline systems and the development of new pipeline infrastructure. The position will report to the Director of Environment, Pipeline Safety, Land & Projects in the U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines Law department.

**What You'll Do


  • Provide legal support in connection with land matters related to the operation of the Company’s pipeline systems, including right-of-way acquisition, easements, landowner issues and the management of related claims and litigation
  • Provide legal support in connection with environmental, pipeline safety, worker safety and other regulatory matters, including representing the Company before federal and state regulatory agencies and the preparation and drafting of applications, pleadings and other filings
  • Provide legal support and training related to environmental regulatory compliance, including air, water, hazardous waste and hydrocarbon remediation
  • Provide legal support and guidance on the siting and permitting of new pipelines
  • Provide general operational support to the natural gas pipeline business, including participation as a member of the emergency response program
  • Participate in industry trade groups and associations on legislative and regulatory issues that impact the Company related to areas of support
  • Supervise external legal counsel within approved budget limits
  • Monitor and advise with respect to regulatory and industry developments related to areas of support.

**Minimum Qualifications


  • Juris Doctorate from ABA accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the U.S.
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum six years of relevant legal experience.

**Preferred Qualifications


  • General understanding of the natural gas pipeline business
  • Experience with right-of-way acquisition, landowner issues, easements and other land-related matters
  • Experience with federal and state permitting of pipelines and other energy infrastructure
  • Experience with environmental, pipeline safety and other regulatory matters related to natural gas pipeline infrastructure, including proceedings before the PHMSA and other federal and state regulatory agencies and tribunals
  • Ability to analyze complex matters and propose creative and practical solutions
  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills (oral and written)
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to support multiple client groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work with senior commercial leaders
  • Ability to coordinate issues with other legal and business functions
  • Limited travel required.

To remain competitive, support our high-performance culture and allow for more flexibility in the way we work, we offer a hybrid work model and flexible dress code for our eligible office-based workforce in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

**About Our Business

** TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.

_TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer.

_ **Learn more

** Visit us at and connect with us on our social media channels for our latest news, employee stories, community activities, and other updates.

Thank you for choosing TC Energy in your career search.

  • Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.
  • Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.
  • All positions require background screening. Some require criminal and/or credit checks to comply with regulations.
  • TC Energy is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats or communication supports by contacting

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