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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Senior Counsel - Legal

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
Ballard's Legal Department has an opportunity available for a Senior Corporate/Commercial Lawyer to join our team.

Reporting to the Director, Legal, the successful candidate's responsibilities will include a wide variety of corporate and commercial transactions and matters including corporate agreements, customer and supply contracts, mergers and acquisitions and special projects.

  • Working with the business and technical teams in negotiating and drafting of contracts and working with outside counsel on a variety of more complex matters.
  • This individual will also work with outside counsel on a variety of more complex matters.
  • Work with cross-functional in-house teams to proactively identify and address key legal issues.
  • Support the general management of legal risk in Ballard's operations.

  • Bachelor of Laws/Juris Doctor degree and member in good standing of the Law Society of BC
  • 5+ years' post-call relevant work experience obtained in private practice and/or as in-house counsel
  • Solid grounding in corporate commercial matters
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating and drafting complex and multi-faceted agreements
  • Experience with international and cross-border transactions

  • In-house legal experience
  • Ability to understand general business operations, issues and dynamics beyond the scope of basic legal issues
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of other departments in order to support their functions as well as to assist them in supporting the Legal team
  • Driven and self-motivated with a strong desire for learning
  • Extremely organized with a strong sense of priority, urgency and commitment to deadlines
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload and prioritize multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently while functioning well in a team environment

Our Values

Listen & Deliver | Quality. Always. | Inspire Excellent | Row Together | Own It

Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.