• BC Hydro
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 09, 2018
Full time Paralegal

Job Description

We’re BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.


Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.


We’re investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We’re upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities. We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top


Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.


It's our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.




BC Hydro seeks to hire a practical, business-oriented paralegal to join the General Counsel's office.

As an integral part of the BC Hydro Legal Services team, you will work with in-house lawyers providing support on public procurements and commercial matters.
Your role will include: supporting senior lawyers by interpreting contracts, preparing agreements, conducting legal research, and providing support on larger agreements. You will also provide support to the Legal Services team on other projects as needed.
You are solution-oriented and are able to work well within a team, as well as independently in engaging directly with other BC Hydro departments.



You are our ideal candidate if you have:

A minimum of 5 years of experience, either in-house or with a law firm in a paralegal role and a recognized Paralegal Certificate, or other equivalent experience and qualification;
Strong experience in commercial contract drafting and public procurement matters and be comfortable drafting non-standard form contracts;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
Experience working in a team environment and interacting with business, engineering, financial and other professionals.
Experience in the electricity or gas industries would be an asset.

Additional Information:

BC Hydro’s legal department includes over 20 lawyers with broad expertise in all subject matter areas affecting the business. As a result, there is the opportunity for development and growth for our staff based on their strengths and interests.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.


Our values guide our work. Want to join us?


We are safe.

We are here for our customers.

We are one team.

We act with integrity.

We respect our province.

We are forward thinking.


BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.


How to Apply


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Interested candidates should submit their applications online at by January 19, 2018.

Practice Area(s)

Corporate law


5 years