Legal Counsel

  • Fortis BC
  • Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Oct 01, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

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.