Commercial Lawyer

  • Toronto Hydro
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 19, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Under guidance of the Manager, Business Law Services, the Commercial Services Counsel will research and provide legal opinions to the Toronto Hydro legal team. The incumbent will prepare legal responses to and documentation for the Toronto Hydro client groups and act as the initial departmental contact for various client groups. The Commercial Services Counsel will also provide assistance in the drafting and execution of all legal documents and completion of transactions, with a focus on Information Technology related procurements/contracts.



The incumbent is expected to behave ethically and follow the established code of business conduct, policies and internal control procedures, laws and regulations governing Toronto Hydro.






  • Research and render interpretations of statutes, regulations and case law
  • Drafting, reviewing, assessment, and negotiation of contracts and a wide variety of other commercial documents involving Toronto Hydro
  • Completion of transactions relating to various subject matters
  • Drafting and reviewing procurement related documents (e.g. Request for Proposals, Request for Quotations, Request for Tenders, Request for Information)
  • Deliver practical and accurate legal opinions, interpretations, and advice on legal matters to Divisional client groups at Toronto Hydro. Legal review involves interpreting facts, precedents, and evaluating situations
  • Participate in legal analysis of policies and their development
  • Interact with and instruct external lawyers and organizations




  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) from a recognized Law School
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in commercial law
  • Preference will be given to candidates who successfully demonstrate their experience in one or more of the following areas: Procurement and/or Information Technology and/or Privacy
  • Preference will be given to candidates who successfully demonstrate their experience working in the electricity sector in a legal capacity
  • Experience in working with clients and other parties in complicated and highly sensitive matters
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Effective judgment and decision-making skills
  • Effective analytical and communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to influence others
  • Proven track record in developing and managing internal and external stakeholder relationships

Practice Area(s)

commercial services law


3+ years