Westport Paralegal in Vancouver, British Columbia

Why join Westport Fuel Systems?

Westport Fuel Systems engineers, manufactures and supplies the world’s most advanced alternative fuel systems and components. Our innovative and cost-effective technology maintains performance while improving efficiency and reducing emissions. Offering a variety of leading brands for transportation and industrial applications, we serve customers in over 70 countries, including some of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets. Come join the team that is changing the future in the clean energy vehicle industry!

What can you expect in the Paralegal position?

As the Paralegal, you can expect to take on a broad range of responsibilities to support the Westport legal department. You will have the opportunity to partner with key executives across a variety of departments including C-Suite, IP, Engineering, Supply Chain, HR and much more. In this position growth and development is guaranteed, and you can expect that no two days will be the same as each day will come with a new set of diverse challenges. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and managing a Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), creating the NDA, negotiating the agreement as instructed by legal counsel, managing the different contacts (internally & externally) and finalization

  • Creating and maintaining both digital and physical files for all legal documents

  • Acting as the first point of contact for internal legal queries and requests

  • Updating the contracts database and helping manage deadlines and expiry dates

  • Maintaining corporate records across all global subsidiaries, including liaising with external counsel

  • Coordinating and facilitating corporate compliance related matters across multiple jurisdictions

  • Managing the set up and maintenance of virtual data rooms for large scale transactions

  • Coordinating and assisting with due diligence efforts

  • Facilitating the approval process for all invoices from external counsel

  • Interacting with all levels of the company and liaising with external parties

  • Assisting in the authentication of documents for different countries

  • Other general administrative tasks including preparation of expense reports and coordinating signatures for agreements

What background will make you successful?

Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will have a Paralegal certificate or diploma or possess an equivalent combination of courses and work related experience

  • Minimum 5 years of clerical experience in a fast paced legal or office environment

  • Experience with contracts and familiarity with legal terminology

  • Knowledge of databases

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent communicator – Excels at all forms of communication and able to communicate with people from various cultures in global offices around the world

  • Adaptable – Flexibility is required in this position; you must be able to adjust to changing priorities and frequent workload fluctuations

  • Outstanding organizational skills – You are efficient and have impeccable follow through with tasks

  • Detail oriented – superior attention to detail, and ability to work in a fast paced envrionment with a high level of accuracy

  • Strong critical thinking skills – you are analytical and constantly challenging the status quo

  • Driven to succeed – You are highly motivated to support our top of the class legal team

How to submit your interest?

To apply for this exciting opportunity at Westport Fuel Systems, please submit your resume and cover letter to our Corporate Recruitment team in confidence by clicking the “Apply” link above. While we thank you in advance for your interest and application, please be advised that we will only be responding to candidates selected for further consideration.

System ID: 2016-1460

Job Type (EN): Full Time

Career Level (EN): Experienced