Legal Counsel
Vancouver Airport Authority
Richmond, BC Canada
8d ago

YVR is made up of a team of diverse people who are working collaboratively to reach our goal of 29 million passengers by 2020! We’re innovative, fun, and we invest in our people.

We’re a BC Top Employer for 12 years standing, with high engagement scores, an abundance of learning and development opportunities, and a holistic approach to wellness! And we’re looking for someone to join our team.

We have an opportunity for a permanent, full-time Legal Counsel in the Legal Services Department focusing on commercial leasing.

Reporting to the Director, Legal Services, the successful candidate will work closely with our Commercial Services and Parking & Ground Transportation teams to provide legal advice on their projects at the Airport.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Working directly with our business teams to provide legal advice on their projects at the Airport which include : retail and food & beverage program;
  • terminal space leasing; parking & ground transportation program; and licensing of airlines, ground handlers, ground transportation and other commercial operators at YVR

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts including leases and license agreements
  • Providing advice on compliance with applicable legislation, internal policies and procedures, and risk management matters
  • Identifying and mitigating legal risk for YVR
  • Working with and overseeing the work of the Revenue Contracts Clerk
  • Working with the Airport’s legal team made up of other legal counsel, paralegals and clerks on team initiatives
  • Key qualifications include :

  • At least five years of relevant experience at a corporate / commercial law firm or in-house legal department
  • Member of Law Society of British Columbia in good standing
  • Experience in commercial leasing and general commercial law
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage a variety of projects simultaneously and balance conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate legal advice in a clear and practical manner
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service focused with the ability to develop strong relationships with a variety of internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrate sound, pragmatic judgment with the ability to problem-solve and critically analyse situations
  • Positive attitude and the desire to join a close-knit and supportive team
  • This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

    As part of our recruitment process, short-listed candidates will be required to take part in a management assessment process.

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