Senior Counsel I or Counsel II Job

Job Overview

Toronto, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
4 months ago

Additional Details

Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

As a member of the Legal Department, Counsel will work collaboratively, advising on multi-disciplinary legal projects, providing strategic legal advice on a range of complex legal, regulatory, policy and business issues, ensuring that advice is linked to the organization’s strategic objectives, and acting as an integral part of internal and external project teams. Counsel will provide high-quality solution-oriented legal advice and guidance on a range of matters supporting IESO’s strategy and mandate, including:

  • Management of electricity generation contracts
  • Acquisition of new electricity system resources (including from electricity storage facilities) and management of energy contracts
  • Electricity market operations including interpretation, administration and development of the IESO’s Market Rules and related matters
  • Interpretation and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Transmission system planning
  • Disputes that may arise under or in relation to Market Rules or energy procurement contracts, and
  • General operations of the IESO, including matters relating to procurements of goods and services (including IT-related acquisitions), non-disclosure agreements, freedom of information access requests, privacy law, records management, and related legal research  

Who You Are 

  • A member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • For the Counsel II position, we are looking for a minimum of 4 years post call experience in commercial, transactional and/or regulatory law gained either in a leading law firm or in-house law department setting
  • For the Senior Counsel I position, we are looking for a minimum of 8 years post call experience in commercial, transactional and/or regulatory law gained either in a leading law firm or in-house law department setting
  • Experience in any of the following specific areas is an asset:
    • electricity or energy law
    • infrastructure or construction law
    • banking and finance law
    • procurement law
    • administrative law
    • privacy law
    • regulatory law


  • Ability and commitment to align with IESO’s core values
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a busy team environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and recommend practical solutions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent negotiation and drafting skills
  • Deadline-oriented
  • A strong personal commitment to client needs
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the IESO’s public mandate and corporate objectives
  • Ability to influence peers and others in the organization
  • Strong problem-solving skills

What the IESO Offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefit programs (regular employees)
    • Defined Benefit Pension Plan – provides a fixed pension based on earnings and length of service.
    • Flex/Rewards Program –  includes standard, company-paid benefits plus annual flex credits that you can allocate among various optional plans according to your personal and family needs (including up to two extra weeks of vacation, subject to approval).
  • A challenging, fast-paced team environment
  • Career support
  • Potential Rotations: One-to-three year assignments to roles on other teams that enable you to fast-track your growth by broadening your skills, perspectives and experience.
  • Learning:
    • Webinars and programs offered through the IESO
    • The IESO provides assistance at 75% to 100% of the cost of approved work-related educational programs.
  • Flexibility/Work-life balance
  • Opportunity to work with some of the brightest people in the energy industry

Deadline for submitting your application is October 7, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.


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