Powerex Corp., a wholly owned energy marketing subsidiary of BC Hydro, has a full-time opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join our group. If you are team-oriented, have strong interpersonal and analytical skills and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, we want to hear from you!
This role reports directly to the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. The primary responsibilities include general corporate work (procurement, IT contracts, privacy, Board materials), negotiating, reviewing and drafting contracts for electricity, natural gas, renewable and financial contracts and products, records management, and providing legal support to Powerex’s compliance department. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing legal advice and support to all areas of the organization on a broad range of issues, as well as instructing, overseeing and providing support to outside counsel on complex contractual and other legal matters. In addition, you will be relied upon to support the achievement of our purpose and long-term goals by fostering our values: teamwork, accountability, ingenuity, integrity and service.
As the successful candidate, you will be BC Bar certified and in good standing, if not BC, able to become certified in BC within 18 months. A minimum of three years Solicitors experience preferably working in the energy industry. Corporate governance and corporate secretarial work is also an asset. A strong background in commercial transactions, with demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating contracts of all kinds, as well as managing the process is essential. Experience in renewable energy programs, commodities trading (eg. WSPP, NAESB, EEI and ISDA Agreements) and credit support arrangements (guarantees, letters of credit, and margin agreements) are a definite asset, as well as experience in one or more of the areas of: regulatory, compliance and intellectual property. Must have excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills. While Powerex offers work flexibility, this position will be primarily in-person in an open office setting.
Please submit your covering letter and Résumé via our website at: www.powerex.com. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
“Personal information collected by Powerex is managed and safeguarded in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), S.B.C. 2003, c.63”