Legal Counsel

  • Fortis BC
  • Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Nov 12, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Fortis Inc. is recruiting for the position of Legal Counsel at its head office in St. John's, NL.

The successful candidate will work cross-functionally with legal and business colleagues to support the operations of Fortis Inc. and its subsidiaries by providing legal services and counsel in various areas of corporate practice, including:

  • Provide legal support and counsel on broad range of securities regulation and corporate finance matters;
  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements and contracts that minimize risk and maximize legal rights;
  • Provide legal advice on general matters, including contracts, litigation, employment law, privacy and compliance issues;
  • Advise business leaders on legislative and governance trends and support corporate secretariat function; and
  • Work cross-functionally with business and legal colleagues to support business initiatives.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • LLB or JD designation from a recognized law school and a member in good standing of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Intellectually curious, independent, detail-oriented individual with three to five years' experience in a corporate/commercial practice or in-house with a company; and
  • Exercise considerable discretion and independent judgement in performing their role.

A competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package are provided.

Qualified and interested persons should email on or before November 29, 2021.

Fortis is an exciting and invigorating place to work. Based in St. John's, NL, we offer an environment which allows you to enjoy the benefits and lifestyle of our province while at the same time experiencing the dynamics and opportunities of working in the North American utility sector. Join our home team today and get to know our 9,000 employees in 10 utilities throughout Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. Fortis is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.