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Staff Solicitor (Construction/Procurement)

Competition No.:

Regular Full Time

$, plus competitive benefits

Last Updated:
11/16/23 12:34 PM

As the third largest City in British Columbia, the City of Burnaby is committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community. As a City, we provide facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community. With this in mind, comes great responsibility – we seek likeminded individuals who are passionate about the community, work with integrity and respect, and are innovative when it comes to the work and services Burnaby provides to our citizens.

Our Corporate Services Department is seeking a talented, detail oriented individual to join our team. Reporting to the City Solicitor and Assistant City Solicitor, the Staff Solicitor prepares, negotiates, and reviews legal documents and agreements related to procurement and construction, such as RFPs, RFQs, tenders, MMCD, CCDC, and supplementary conditions; and commercial contracts including complex partnership and operating agreements, funding agreements and other related documents. The incumbent also provides legal advice and opinions on construction, procurement, municipal, corporate/commercial, environmental, risk management, and other legal issues to City departments, including on issues that arise on major civic projects. Reviews and drafts reports to Council and Committee, provides guidance to administrative personnel in the Legal Department and performs related work as required.

Qualifications include Bachelor of Laws (i.e. LLB) or Juris Doctor (i.e. JD) and a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Construction/Procurement lawyer with related Corporate/Commercial experience, preferably in the municipal or public sector OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, client management techniques and policies, rules, regulations, and legal requirements governing the work of the City. Experience with BCOnLine and legal research resources required. The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, provide sound legal advice in a logical and concise manner and establish priorities and accomplish objectives in a timely manner are vital to the role. Good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia and a Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia are required.

If you are looking for a rewarding career with the City of Burnaby and have the knowledge, skills and abilities mentioned above, we strongly encourage you to apply!

Copies of relevant professional certificates or degrees will be required at the time of the interview.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

We thank all candidates for applying, but only those short listed will be contacted

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