Saturday , March 25 2023

Hydro One Careers – Senior Legal Counsel

Website Hydro One

Job Description:

Hydro One Networks Inc. is seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to join our company reporting to an Assistant General Counsel within the Law Department. This position is a full-time position located at Hydro One’s head office in Toronto with occasional travel outside head office to meet with various lines of business. Circumstances may require working from home at times.

Job Responsibilities:

  • negotiate, advise on, draft and/or review various types of commercial contracts including, but not limited to, construction, joint use, telecommunications services agreements, leases, M&A transactions, sponsorship agreements and agreements for new products and services
  • anticipate stakeholders’ needs and proactively develop solutions to meet them
  • incorporate entities as needed for transactions
  • review and advise on legislation and regulations, as well as regulatory instruments issued by the Ontario Energy Board
  • anticipate and manage the (legal) risks connected with or resulting from the business strategy and operations
  • draft, negotiate and advise on outsourcing, supply chain, technology supply and licensing agreements and cloud services agreements, as well as advise on supply chain/procurement processes and issues including RFT’s, RFPs, RFIs and RFQs and contract disputes related to such processes
  • assist other members of Law Department
  • play a key role in proactively managing risk through training and coaching, as well as through the creation and implementation of efficient contract governance processes
  • provide support to the EVP and Chief Legal Officer as required
  • mentor legal counsel and articling students
  • participate in the functions and strategic plans of LOBs and provide training to the LOBs to assist them in accomplishing corporate goals
  • provide legal, business, and strategic advice on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters to the various lines of business (LOBs) throughout the corporation and its affiliates and to senior executives
  • manage work performed by external counsel and act as the interface between external counsel and Hydro One LOBs
  • draft and negotiate sophisticated and complex legal and business documents for use within the company and outside (e.g. contracts, filings with governmental and regulatory authorities)

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated aptitude for developing working relationships with a broad range of professionals and stakeholders at multiple levels
  • Required to work independently as well as part of various teams
  • Strong negotiating, drafting and communication skills as well as an excellent ability to convince people
  • Able to collaborate with other lines of business including corporate functions (e.g. Finance, Accounting & HR) advising on legal risks, business strategies and other issues related to the company’s businesses
  • Good knowledge about the energy sector would be an asset
  • Strong organizational skills are needed
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Should be comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with broad, generalist responsibilities, but with specialist legal subject skills in commercial law and regulatory matters pertaining to the electricity distribution and transmission sector
  • Minimum 10 years of post-call experience as a corporate/commercial lawyer in a law firm or in house legal department
  • Show great leadership, are autonomous and have excellent legal and business acumen and judgement
  • In-house legal experience would be an asset
  • Technology law and intellectual property law experience is important for this role
  • Possess good knowledge of MS-Office environment (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to handle information and business affairs with secrecy and confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Can easily manage a busy schedule
  • Experience working in a regulated industry would be an asset

Job Details:

Company: Hydro One

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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