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Legal Counsel - Utility


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

Branch: Non-Regulated
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Workplace Flexibility: Yes 
Posting End Date: Open until filled


We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 

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, information technology 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 clients. 


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 real property matters, procurement, information technology 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.
  • In this role, you’ll be provided with a degree of flexibility in where your work is performed while meeting business needs. This includes the flexibility to also work full-time from the office as all of our roles require at least some in-person time.

Additional Information

This position may be considered to be based out of other FortisBC offices within the FortisBC service territory.

In this role, you will have the option to participate in a flexible work program, enabling you to work from an approved flex location in British Columbia up to 85 days a year (equivalent to approximately two days a week), subject to business or operational needs.


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.


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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