Legal Counsel – Legal Services Department
Vancouver Airport Authority
58d 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 construction and procurement.

Reporting to the Director, Legal Services, the successful candidate will work closely with our Engineering and Supply Management teams in support of YVR’s growth and expansion with a capital plan totalling $7.

66 billion over the next 20 years.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Working with the Engineering team to provide advice and legal support on all aspects of their construction projects
  • Working with the Supply Management Team to provide advice on procurement of goods and services
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts including services agreements, procurement contracts and construction contracts
  • 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 paralegals and law clerks
  • 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
  • Experience in construction, procurement, and / or P3 work is an asset
  • Member of Law Society of British Columbia in good standing
  • 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.

    Vancouver Airport Authority welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

    We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at YVR. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at 604-

    303-3152 or careers We welcome the opportunity to discuss accommodation of your disability and ensure fairness in our hiring process.

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