Commercial Services Counsel

Posting Date:
Jun 07, 2021
Toronto Hydro
Area of Law:
Real Property, Construction
Position Type:
Jul 10, 2021
3 + years of experience



Reporting to the Supervisor, Business Law Services, the Commercial Services Counsel will perform research and provide legal support to Toronto Hydro’s Transit Expansion group and act as the initial departmental contact for this group. The Commercial Services Counsel will provide assistance in the drafting and negotiation of real property and construction related agreements and will advise on matters relating to the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 12.

The incumbent is expected to behave ethically and follow the established code of business conduct, policies and internal control procedures, laws and regulations governing Toronto Hydro.


  • Research and render interpretations of statutes, regulations and case law with a focus on real property
  • Drafting, reviewing, assessment, and negotiation of contracts and a wide variety of other real property related documents 
  • Completion of transactions relating to construction and real property
  • Drafting and reviewing construction and real property related documents (e.g. Request for Proposals, construction contracts, easements, licenses, property access agreements)
  • Deliver practical and accurate legal opinions, interpretations, and advice on legal matters to the transit expansion client group at Toronto Hydro. Legal review involves interpreting facts, precedents, and evaluating situations
  • Participate in legal analysis of policies and their development
  • Interact with and instruct external lawyers and organizations

REQUIREMENTS :           

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) from a recognized Law School
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in advising on construction and/or real property law matters
  • Preference will be given to candidates who successfully demonstrate their experience in the area of Real Property Law
  • Preference will be given to candidates who successfully demonstrate their experience working in the electricity sector in a legal capacity
  • Experience in working with clients and other parties in complicated and highly sensitive matters
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Effective judgment and decision-making skills
  • Effective analytical and communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to influence others
  • Proven track record in developing and managing internal and external stakeholder relationships


Contact Name Toronto Hydro

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