Solicitor

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."

General Accountability

 

Acting as counsel to the TTC with a primary focus on public procurement, infrastructure related matters, construction litigation and advocacy

Key Job Functions

 

  • Researching, preparing for and litigating complex construction litigation or adjudication matters on behalf of the TTC, including contract and construction disputes under the Construction Act
  • Providing day-to-day guidance and legal opinions on various contractual and construction related issues
  • As the TTC continues with its state of good repair programs and expansion of the transit system, you will be responsible for providing general guidance to the TTC’s Material & Procurement Department and the Engineering, Construction and Expansion Group
  • Participating in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program
  • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Helps to build an inclusive and accessible work and service environment for all employees and customers. Ensures the needs of employees and customers are accommodated in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.

 

Skills
  • Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations
  • Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
  • Manage conflict
  • Communicate in a variety of mediums
  • Apply analytical skills
Education and Experience

 

  • You must have a Bachelor of Laws Degree or a Juris Doctorate and must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • You are a Construction Lawyer with a minimum 3 years of construction litigation experience gained at an in-house legal department or major law firm

 

Additional Requirements

 

  • Strong knowledge of legal principles, procedures and practices; comprehensive knowledge of public procurement, construction litigation, common construction disputes including delay claims, the Construction Act and the preparation of related documentation
  • Thorough familiarity with research methods and techniques
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Sound judgement, strong organizational, analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills

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