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Legal Counsel

Location: 

Surrey, BC, CA Kelowna, BC, CA Burnaby, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.

Position Overview

Your corporate law experience is unmatched and you can reliably provide sound legal advice on a host of subject matters. You understand the need to work closely with your clients and partners to achieve the best results. Sound like you? Then you should apply for our Legal Counsel role.

 

In this position, you will provide legal support on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters related to the energy industry, including procurement, real property law, environmental and occupational health and safety law, and advise our various internal departments.

 

The details mean everything, and your meticulous approach ensures your legal analysis and advice are always on the mark. Thanks to your finely tuned methods for organization, you can effectively work on projects simultaneously and provide timely support to your client.

 

We are guided by our values every day, including our drive to be collaborative and customer-centric. With our shared passion for serving our customers, we look forward to how you can help us rethink our energy future.

In year 1, you will:

  • Build a solid understanding of our business and strategic objectives and regulatory requirements to provide quality legal advice and support.
  • Develop expertise in specific areas of law and apply your legal knowledge and experience to support business units and senior lawyers.
  • Foster strong working relations with business units and key stakeholders.

In year 2, you will:

  • Be responsible for providing practical legal advice and support to specific business units, including providing legal opinions and drafting contracts.
  • Analyze legal issues and make recommendations to senior management and our executive leadership team.
  • Build on existing and new relationships with internal stakeholders and business units.

What it takes:

  • A bachelor of law or Juris Doctor degree, three to six years of post-call experience in an corporate legal department or law firm, and good standing membership with the Law Society of B.C.
  • Previous energy industry experience as well experience in property matters, procurement, environmental, occupational health and safety and/or advertising and marketing law is an asset.
  • A demonstrated analytical ability and attention to detail to identify, analyze, research, evaluate legal issues, interpret legislation and provide legal opinions and advice.
  • An extensive background in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts.
  • Thorough organizational skills to manage multiple time-sensitive files and projects concurrently that meet business owners’ expectations.

What you need to know:

This position will involve occasional travel, primarily within BC, and the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule based on operational needs.

Additional Information

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Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

 

The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees work remotely and some in office. To ensure the safety of our employees on our job sites, there is strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices. As an essential service provider, we’ll continue to follow the government COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees, our commitment to safety remains for all of our FortisBC family.

 

To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

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