Project Canary
Energy value chain climate risk, independent ESG data

General Counsel

Project Canary
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Location
Denver
Salary Range
$150K - $225K
Department
Other
Posted
October 3, 2021
Markets
Software
Hiring Contact
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Project Canary is a growth-stage, SaaS and certification company combatting climate change from an incredible vantage point that can impact oil & gas, utilities, landfills, and ag. We are a Public Benefit Corp (B-Corp rating score 107) that helps monitor and mitigate emissions in the ESG landscape favored by communities and investors alike through independent data tied to carbon and environmental footprints. With flexible work environments in Denver,
Project Canary’s mission is to make net-zero a reality by quantifying climate change and putting actionable insights into the hands of the energy sector. Our diverse and inclusive team of operators, scientists, engineers, and sales leaders know how to network, hustle, and are change-makers by design. We ingest data from various sources, including our own proprietary environmental sensors/hardware, to calculate carbon emissions from different facilities in real-time displayed on a SaaS dashboard. The resulting independent trusted data can inform the procurement of offsets in real-time using micro-transactions, formulate a data-driven ESG strategy that investors now demand, improve operations by identifying problem areas in minutes, and bolster customer engagement through radical supply chain transparency.
Initially, we are focused on the energy industry. With thousands of energy assets analyzed and hundreds of environmental and air quality sensors currently deployed, Project Canary is positioned better than anyone to provide empirical ESG data—and we have the ARR and growing pains to prove it.
Project Canary’s success is attributed to the motivation, skill, and teamwork of everyone. The team understands the importance of maintaining a culture where relationships are valued, feedback is crucial, and trust in each other and our products/services is paramount. If you enjoy a growth-stage environment, mission-driven work, we want to hear from you.
As a scaling PBC, we have excellent healthcare, a people-first orientation, and a sustainability core. Recently, we were recognized as Best for the World, in the top 5% of all B-Corps in the world for the category of Workers. It means we were recognized for our culture and our commitment to creating a people-centric value system.
The General Counsel will be a part of the Legal team reporting to the CEO. They are responsible for assisting the company by providing legal expertise on contracts, MSUs, NDAs, business sales and renewal agreements, and other ad hoc legal documents. As the first legal expert hired for an early-stage, tech startup, this person would own, advise, create, and drive all legal-related matters for the company. An ideal person would have a strong legal acumen but be open-minded about innovative solutions and help the company scale.
Please note that we're looking to hire this position in Q1 of 2022 although we're considering candidates and starting the interview process at this time.

Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and counsel to the company on complex technology transactions, privacy and non-disclosure agreements, intellectual property matters, compliance and governance items, employment law, and other business-related legal topics
  • Partner across multiple business stakeholders including Sales, Customer Success, Operations, Finance, Technology, and People on legal-related matters
  • Drafting and reviewing all legal documents for the company such as NDAs, MSUs, business sales and renewal agreements, and other ad hoc documents
  • Finding a good balance between corporate governance and compliance without limiting innovation or creating unnecessary bottlenecks
  • Handle multiple legal projects and documents in a timely fashion to meet deadlines and help push the business forward
  • Negotiating and representing the company in litigation matters

Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  • 5+ years of experience advising on legal, and contract matters for a tech company with a lens for unique agreements
  • Experience with B2B SaaS transactions and software/hardware licensing
  • Prior experience with early-stage B2B SaaS startup highly preferred
  • IP strategy experience would be a bonus
  • Knowledge of legal matters related to ESG, climate change and other regulatory matters helpful
  • Industry specific knowledge in Oil and Gas, Agriculture, Waste Management and Utilities helpful
  • Experience or knowledge in working at a B-Corp is ideal
  • Must reside near the Denver area (Open to hybrid approach once onboarding is complete)

Benefits:

  • Full coverage of health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K company match
  • Student loan assistance
  • Salary range: $150,000 - $225,000 annual base
  • Stock options
  • People-centric time-off policy and practice
  • Flexible work environment

_Project Canary provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. _
_This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. _

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