Senior Legal Counsel

  • TransLink
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 07, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Marketing Statement

A career at TransLink and our family of companies means working with people with a wide range of skills and perspectives, all teaming up towards a common goal: preserving and enhancing the region's world-envied quality of life. Together, we connect the region and enhance its livability by providing a sustainable transit and transportation network, embraced by our communities and people.

At TransLink we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace, recognizing the unique value and skills every individual brings.

Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can make a difference in a vibrant city? At TransLink, one of BC’s Top Employers, you'll help make Metro Vancouver a better place to live, built on transportation excellence. Put your future in motion!



Provides legal advice, opinions, options and recommendations to the organization on a broad range of legal issues, including those involving large scope, high risk and sensitivity in complex and diverse areas of the law.


  • Provides legal advice and expertise to all levels across the TransLink enterprise, including executives and the Board of Directors.

  • Analyses, researches and prepares legal opinions, options and recommendations on a broad range of legal issues involving large scope and high complexity, risk and sensitivity in diverse areas of the law where legal precedents or guidelines often do not exist.

  • Drafts legal documents in areas of large scope and high complexity, risk and sensitivity.

  • Works with Senior Manager, Insurance & Claims to identify areas in which risk, litigation, potential claims and losses may arise, and provides advice on such topics. Includes review and approval of indemnity provisions.

  • Develops legal compliance programs, corporate policies, standards, and guidelines related to complex legal issues to mitigate risk.

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of legislative amendments and key trends in case law, and makes recommendations relevant to TransLink.

  • Exercises considerable judgment and legal expertise in the accurate interpretation and application of legislation and case law.

  • Retains, instructs and liaises with external counsel on complex and/or diverse legal assignments; and also monitors and manages related costs, ensuring funds are used efficiently within budget guidelines.

  • Provides technical guidance to legal and paralegal staff at lower levels.



The requirements for this job are acquired through a bachelor degree in law, and must also be a practicing member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia, plus a minimum of seven (7) years of related experience (including 1 year of articling after graduation from law school) in a medium to large law firms and/or corporation, involving practice in a broad range of legal areas.


  • Solid working knowledge of the law in a broad range of areas, including, but not limited to corporate/commercial, contracts, real estate, insurance, policing, criminal, labor and employment, human rights, statutory interpretation, environmental, freedom of information, and First Nations.

  • Solid knowledge of TransLink’s governing legislation, governance structure and mandate, organizational structure, transportation and financial plans, services, labor environment, asset ownership structure, and relationships with stakeholders

  • Solid analytical skills to resolve complex problems, develop creative solutions, and objectively evaluate options to weigh out risks and benefits

  • Ability to persuade and negotiate with others using advocacy skills to comply with legal requirements, even under difficult circumstances

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to draft complex contractual and ancillary documentation that meets the needs of business units

Other Information

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

Work Schedule

37.5 hours per week.

Work Designation



This position offers the flexibility of working both on-site and remotely within B.C.

Rate of Pay

Salary range: $140,325 - $175,017 (Actual salary offered will be commensurate with education and experience)


The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Dental, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.

How to Apply

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INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.


Posting Date:January 6, 2023
Closing Date: Open until filled


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Equal Employment Opportunity

TransLink is committed to employment equity and building a diverse workforce, representative of the customers we serve and the many communities in the Metro Vancouver region. We welcome and encourage Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities to apply. Learn more about TransLink's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


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