10 job(s) at Fortis BC

Fortis BC Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Oct 17, 2020
Full time
Branch: Non-Regulated 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 2,400 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 Are you a legal professional who knows the ins and outs of Commercial Law? Do you have the people and communication skills to provide advice and understanding to clients and business owners? Are you able to juggle multiple files at any given time? Well, you’re in luck because we happen to be looking for someone just like you! We’re looking for two new talented professionals to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. As part of our Legal team, you’ll join a diverse team of employees we can’t do without! As Legal Counsel, you’ll provide practical, business-oriented legal advice on a broad range of commercial and contract matters. You must be capable of independently managing a large volume of legal files with competing deadlines and communicating effectively with business owners. Additionally, you’ll require the ability to draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements, including consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and goods and services agreements. In this role, you will: Provide legal support on a broad range of commercial matters, including contract negotiation, drafting and interpretation, contract management, claims, commercial disputes and procurement. Provide legal advice in relation to British Columbia law and assist business owners in understanding legal issues in relation to designated operational areas. Negotiate and draft a wide range of legal agreements and related documentation consistent with overall corporate, business and regulatory strategies for key business areas of the organization. What it takes: A law degree (LLB or JD) and either three to six years, or 10 years plus years, of post-call experience either in an in-house legal department or in a law firm. Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts Ability to work independently and take instructions directly from business owners High level of organizational skills with strong analytical ability and attention to detail Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive files concurrently and manage business owners’ expectations Ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders as part of a team Ability to present legal issues and options to senior management and executive Ability to analyze, research, evaluate and interpret legislation and legal issues Ability to provide practical legal opinions and advice Proficiency in MS Office applications Ability to occasionally travel, primarily within B.C., and the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule based on 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. The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees continue to report to the office while others work remotely. 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.
Fortis BC Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Oct 01, 2020
Full time
Branch: Non-Regulated 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 2,400 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 Are you a legal professional who knows the ins and outs of Commercial Law? Do you have the people and communication skills to provide advice and understanding to clients and business owners? Are you able to juggle multiple files at any given time?   Well, you’re in luck because we happen to be looking for someone just like you!   We’re looking for two new talented professionals to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. As part of our Legal team, you’ll join a diverse team of employees we can’t do without!   As Legal Counsel, you’ll provide practical, business-oriented legal advice on a broad range of commercial and contract matters. You must be capable of independently managing a large volume of legal files with competing deadlines and communicating effectively with business owners. Additionally, you’ll require the ability to draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements, including consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and goods and services agreements. In this role, you will: Provide legal support on a broad range of commercial matters, including contract negotiation, drafting and interpretation, contract management, claims, commercial disputes and procurement. Provide legal advice in relation to British Columbia law and assist business owners in understanding legal issues in relation to designated operational areas. Negotiate and draft a wide range of legal agreements and related documentation consistent with overall corporate, business and regulatory strategies for key business areas of the organization. What it takes: A law degree (LLB or JD) and either three to six years, or 10  years plus years, of post-call experience either in an in-house legal department or in a law firm. Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts Ability to work independently and take instructions directly from business owners High level of organizational skills with strong analytical ability and attention to detail Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive files concurrently and manage business owners’ expectations Ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders as part of a team Ability to present legal issues and options to senior management and executive Ability to analyze, research, evaluate and interpret legislation and legal issues Ability to provide practical legal opinions and advice Proficiency in MS Office applications Ability to occasionally travel, primarily within B.C., and the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule based on 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.   The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees continue to report to the office while others work remotely. 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.   
Fortis BC Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Sep 25, 2020
Full time
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 2,400 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 Are you a legal professional who knows the ins and outs of Commercial Law? Do you have the people and communication skills to provide advice and understanding to clients and business owners? Are you able to juggle multiple files at any given time?   Well, you’re in luck because we happen to be looking for someone just like you!   We’re looking for two new talented professionals to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. As part of our Legal team, you’ll join a diverse team of employees we can’t do without!   As Legal Counsel, you’ll provide practical, business-oriented legal advice on a broad range of commercial and contract matters. You must be capable of independently managing a large volume of legal files with competing deadlines and communicating effectively with business owners. Additionally, you’ll require the ability to draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements, including consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and goods and services agreements. In this role, you will: Provide legal support on a broad range of commercial matters, including contract negotiation, drafting and interpretation, contract management, claims, commercial disputes and procurement. Provide legal advice in relation to British Columbia law and assist business owners in understanding legal issues in relation to designated operational areas. Negotiate and draft a wide range of legal agreements and related documentation consistent with overall corporate, business and regulatory strategies for key business areas of the organization. What it takes: A law degree (LLB or JD) and either three to six years, or 10  years plus years, of post-call experience either in an in-house legal department or in a law firm. Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts Ability to work independently and take instructions directly from business owners High level of organizational skills with strong analytical ability and attention to detail Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive files concurrently and manage business owners’ expectations Ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders as part of a team Ability to present legal issues and options to senior management and executive Ability to analyze, research, evaluate and interpret legislation and legal issues Ability to provide practical legal opinions and advice Proficiency in MS Office applications Ability to occasionally travel, primarily within B.C., and the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule based on 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.   The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees continue to report to the office while others work remotely. 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.   
Fortis BC Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Sep 01, 2020
Full time
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 2,400 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 Are you a strong collaborator with a background in legal counselling? Are you a detailed individual with an ability to communicate effectively with various groups? Are you looking to put your legal skills to work while supporting projects in the energy sector?   If that’s your truth and you can handle the truth, look no further! We want to hear from you! We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. As part of our Legal team, you’ll join a diverse team of employees we can’t do without!   If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. Let’s rethink energy together.   As our Legal Counsel for Major Projects, you’ll bring your legal expertise to life to support our Major Projects. You’ll work to collaborate and build strong partnerships to ensure our legal responsibilities are met, so our projects move smoothly and successfully. As well, you’ll require a strong understanding of project delivery models, the contract lifecycle and project roles and responsibilities. In this role, you will: Be the dedicated lawyer assigned to two or more of our major projects.  Provide legal support on a broad range of commercial matters related to the major project, including contract negotiation, drafting and interpretation, contract management, claims, commercial disputes and procurement. Coordinate all legal resources on the projects and manage the external legal budget for the projects. Independently manage a large volume of legal files with competing deadlines and communicate effectively with business owners to manage their expectations. What it takes: Law degree (LLB or JD) plus at least six years of post-call experience either in an in-house legal department or in a law firm and must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of BC. Must have experience with a variety of construction related agreements, including Design Build Agreements, FEED Agreements, ECIs and EPCMs.  Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts. Ability to work independently and take instructions directly from business owners. High level of organizational skills with strong analytical ability and attention to detail . Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects concurrently and manage business owners’ expectations. Ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders as part of a team. The ability to present legal issues and options to senior project management and executive . Demonstrated ability to provide practical legal opinions and advice. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint . Ability to occasionally travel, primarily within BC, and the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule based on operational needs.   Not required but an asset: Real property matters including advising on SRWs, easements, license agreements and expropriations Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety law Funding and project development agreements First Nations law. 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.  
Fortis BC Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Aug 17, 2020
Full time
Branch: Non-Regulated 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 2,400 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 Are you a legal professional who knows the ins and outs of Commercial Law? Do you have the people and communication skills to provide advice and understanding to clients and business owners? Are you able to juggle multiple files at any given time? Well, you’re in luck because we happen to be looking for someone just like you! We’re looking for two new talented professionals to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. As part of our Legal team, you’ll join a diverse team of employees we can’t do without! As Legal Counsel, you’ll provide practical, business-oriented legal advice on a broad range of commercial and contract matters. You must be capable of independently managing a large volume of legal files with competing deadlines and communicating effectively with business owners. Additionally, you’ll require the ability to draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements, including consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and goods and services agreements. In this role, you will: Provide legal support on a broad range of commercial matters, including contract negotiation, drafting and interpretation, contract management, claims, commercial disputes and procurement. Provide legal advice in relation to British Columbia law and assist business owners in understanding legal issues in relation to designated operational areas. Negotiate and draft a wide range of legal agreements and related documentation consistent with overall corporate, business and regulatory strategies for key business areas of the organization. What it takes: A law degree (LLB or JD) and either three to six years, or 10 years plus years, of post-call experience either in an in-house legal department or in a law firm. Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts Ability to work independently and take instructions directly from business owners High level of organizational skills with strong analytical ability and attention to detail Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive files concurrently and manage business owners’ expectations Ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders as part of a team Ability to present legal issues and options to senior management and executive Ability to analyze, research, evaluate and interpret legislation and legal issues Ability to provide practical legal opinions and advice Proficiency in MS Office applications Ability to occasionally travel, primarily within B.C., and the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule based on 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. The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees continue to report to the office while others work remotely. 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.
Fortis BC Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Jul 05, 2020
Full time
Legal Counsel, Major Projects Location:  Surrey, BC, CA Kelowna, BC, CA Vancouver, BC, CA Burnaby, BC, CA   Branch: Non-Regulated 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 2,400 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 Are you a strong collaborator with a background in legal counselling? Are you a detailed individual with an ability to communicate effectively with various groups? Are you looking to put your legal skills to work while supporting projects in the energy sector?   If that’s your truth and you can handle the truth, look no further! We want to hear from you! We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. As part of our Legal team, you’ll join a diverse team of employees we can’t do without!   If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. Let’s rethink energy together.   As our Legal Counsel for Major Projects, you’ll bring your legal expertise to life to support our Major Projects. You’ll work to collaborate and build strong partnerships to ensure our legal responsibilities are met, so our projects move smoothly and successfully. As well, you’ll require a strong understanding of project delivery models, the contract lifecycle and project roles and responsibilities. In this role, you will: Be the dedicated lawyer assigned to two or more of our major projects.  Provide legal support on a broad range of commercial matters related to the major project, including contract negotiation, drafting and interpretation, contract management, claims, commercial disputes and procurement. Coordinate all legal resources on the projects and manage the external legal budget for the projects. Independently manage a large volume of legal files with competing deadlines and communicate effectively with business owners to manage their expectations. What it takes: Law degree (LLB or JD) plus at least six years of post-call experience either in an in-house legal department or in a law firm and must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of BC. Must have experience with a variety of construction related agreements, including Design Build Agreements, FEED Agreements, ECIs and EPCMs.  Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts. Ability to work independently and take instructions directly from business owners. High level of organizational skills with strong analytical ability and attention to detail . Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects concurrently and manage business owners’ expectations. Ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders as part of a team. The ability to present legal issues and options to senior project management and executive . Demonstrated ability to provide practical legal opinions and advice. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint . Ability to occasionally travel, primarily within BC, and the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule based on operational needs.   Not required but an asset: Real property matters including advising on SRWs, easements, license agreements and expropriations Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety law Funding and project development agreements First Nations law. 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.
Fortis BC Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Jul 05, 2020
Full time
Branch: Non-Regulated 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 2,400 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 Are you a legal professional who knows the ins and outs of Commercial Law? Do you have the people and communication skills to provide advice and understanding to clients and business owners? Are you able to juggle multiple files at any given time? Well, you’re in luck because we happen to be looking for someone just like you! We’re looking for two new talented professionals to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. As part of our Legal team, you’ll join a diverse team of employees we can’t do without! As Legal Counsel, you’ll provide practical, business-oriented legal advice on a broad range of commercial and contract matters. You must be capable of independently managing a large volume of legal files with competing deadlines and communicating effectively with business owners. Additionally, you’ll require the ability to draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements, including consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and goods and services agreements. In this role, you will: Provide legal support on a broad range of commercial matters, including contract negotiation, drafting and interpretation, contract management, claims, commercial disputes and procurement. Provide legal advice in relation to British Columbia law and assist business owners in understanding legal issues in relation to designated operational areas. Negotiate and draft a wide range of legal agreements and related documentation consistent with overall corporate, business and regulatory strategies for key business areas of the organization. What it takes: A law degree (LLB or JD) and either three to six years, or 10 years plus years, of post-call experience either in an in-house legal department or in a law firm. Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts Ability to work independently and take instructions directly from business owners High level of organizational skills with strong analytical ability and attention to detail Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive files concurrently and manage business owners’ expectations Ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders as part of a team Ability to present legal issues and options to senior management and executive Ability to analyze, research, evaluate and interpret legislation and legal issues Ability to provide practical legal opinions and advice Proficiency in MS Office applications Ability to occasionally travel, primarily within B.C., and the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule based on 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. The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees continue to report to the office while others work remotely. 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 on the clear legal job board in British Columbia for lawyers, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information.
Fortis BC Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Jan 23, 2020
Full time
Reporting to the Director, Legal Services, this position works with a team of lawyers, who primarily do solicitor/corporate work, and other legal administrative staff Responsibilities   Key Accountabilities:   The position requires the candidate to:   Have the ability to handle simultaneous jobs quickly, accurately and efficiently; Have high attention to detail; Exercise discretion and sound judgment in communication with the FortisBC group of companies’ business owners; Abide by the guidelines set by the department for document preparation and dissemination; Maintain all matters in a strictly confidential manner; Show initiative and strives for constant improvement; Be a quick learner who can work independently with minimal instruction and supervision; and Have a positive attitude and ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner.   The primary responsibilities are:   Performing administrative duties such as: o entering lawyer’s time; o booking and organizing meetings; o opening files and filing; o maintaining filing and bring forward system; and o making business travel and related arrangements. Coding and ensuring timely payment of department invoices and expenses; Accruing for work in progress and unpaid invoices; Maintaining the legal library collection and updates; Preparing and formatting documents such as contracts, procurement packages and correspondence; Performing company and land searches and limited legal research; and Responding to general business owner needs in the FortisBC group of companies. Requirements   Education and Experience:   Completion of an Administrative Assistant Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution with 2-5 years’ experience as an administrative assistant or secretary in a law firm or company, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.   Technical Competencies:   Knowledge of company organization, structure, business processes, etc. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Strong software application skills including MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a proven record as a team player Well organized and willing to take initiative Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, tact and discretion in preparing, disclosing and handling information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of internal and external contacts in a professional, clear and courteous manner in order to represent the interests of others Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and complete assignments in a manner that optimizes departmental effectiveness Demonstrated ability to multitask and be flexible in order to meet operational demands Demonstrated ability to work within demanding work schedules including tight timeframes Posting jobs on the clear legal job board in Canada      
Fortis BC Surrey, British Columbia
Dec 16, 2019
Full time
Reporting to the Director, Legal Services, this position works with a team of lawyers, who primarily do solicitor/corporate work, and other legal administrative staff   Responsibilities   Key Accountabilities:   The position requires the candidate to:   Have the ability to handle simultaneous jobs quickly, accurately and efficiently; Have high attention to detail; Exercise discretion and sound judgment in communication with the FortisBC group of companies’ business owners; Abide by the guidelines set by the department for document preparation and dissemination; Maintain all matters in a strictly confidential manner; Show initiative and strives for constant improvement; Be a quick learner who can work independently with minimal instruction and supervision; and Have a positive attitude and ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner.   The primary responsibilities are:   Performing administrative duties such as: o entering lawyer’s time; o booking and organizing meetings; o opening files and filing; o maintaining filing and bring forward system; and o making business travel and related arrangements. Coding and ensuring timely payment of department invoices and expenses; Accruing for work in progress and unpaid invoices; Maintaining the legal library collection and updates; Preparing and formatting documents such as contracts, procurement packages and correspondence; Performing company and land searches and limited legal research; and Responding to general business owner needs in the FortisBC group of companies.   Requirements   Education and Experience:   Completion of an Administrative Assistant Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution with 2-5 years’ experience as an administrative assistant or secretary in a law firm or company, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.   Technical Competencies:   Knowledge of company organization, structure, business processes, etc. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Strong software application skills including MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a proven record as a team player Well organized and willing to take initiative Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, tact and discretion in preparing, disclosing and handling information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of internal and external contacts in a professional, clear and courteous manner in order to represent the interests of others Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and complete assignments in a manner that optimizes departmental effectiveness Demonstrated ability to multitask and be flexible in order to meet operational demands Demonstrated ability to work within demanding work schedules including tight timeframes
Fortis BC Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Oct 31, 2019
Contract
Company Overview At FortisAlberta, our employees matter. We work in a customer-focused and team-oriented environment where the safety of our employees and communities is paramount, our customers’ needs are a top priority and the reliability of their electricity service is critical. By joining the FortisAlberta family, you will become part of a collaborative and communicative culture, one that is respectful of our history, while focused on the future and the opportunities it brings. At FortisAlberta, we power Alberta communities and empower our people to do their best work.   Title : 12 Month Term Legal Counsel Location : Calgary Posting Close Date : September 24, 2019     Description FortisAlberta is seeking a lawyer to join the Legal function for a twelve (12) month term, commencing in December of 2019.  Reporting to the Acting Director, Legal and Corporate Secretary, this role acts as a trusted legal advisor to internal stakeholders and executives, responds to immediate business needs and supports overall corporate and operational goals.   Responsibilities The successful candidate will work independently and as a part of a highly collaborative team to fulfill specific responsibilities, which may include the following: Provide legal support and representation on complaints, disputes, and damage claims; Manage, instruct and supervise external counsel on a wide variety of litigation matters; Provide legal advice and support to internal teams across the Company on litigation risk and litigation-related processes; Draft, review and negotiate documentation relating to a wide variety of corporate matters; Assist the Human Resources group on all employee related matters; Manage and instruct legal support staff; and Other duties as required on the clear legal job board.   Minimum Qualifications   Bachelor of Law (LL.B) or Juris Doctor (JD) from a recognized institution. Active member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta. Minimum of three years relevant post-articling experience. Legally authorized to work in Canada on a full-time basis without restrictions. Demonstrated ability in using MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)   Preferred Qualifications Flexible and able to work individually and as part of a team. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with tight timelines. Proven ability to translate legal information for non-legal audiences. Demonstrated ability to advise the business on contractual and legal obligations. Demonstrated ability to make recommendations and influence outcomes by providing practical advice based on contextual assessment. Proven ability to analyze complex legal issues and provide timely solutions that appreciate and advance strategic operational goals. High degree of professionalism in all interactions. Experience working in a regulated environment, preferably within the utility industry, is an asset.   To apply for this position Please submit your resume via the button below: "Apply" If you receive an error message when applying, please contact the system administrator at: Recruitment@fortisalberta.com