The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. Toronto Pearson is Canada’s busiest airport and one of the largest international passenger airports in North America. It is a hub for the movement of people and goods across the country, continent and around the globe. It has been named “Best Large Airport in North America serving more than 40 million passengers” by Airports Council International. The focus of the GTAA is to transform the passenger experience with ambitious plans to continue to expand and improve its buildings and facilities.

Recently GTAA launched Pearson LIFT, a capital plan spanning more than a decade, representing significant investment into Toronto Pearson’s facilities through several construction programs aimed at preparing Canada’s largest airport for the challenges and opportunities of the coming years and beyond. In order to assist with this growth, the GTAA has a well-developed and high-functioning Legal Department. It is now seeking a Legal Counsel who will be responsible for supporting the GTAA’s high profile infrastructure projects. This Counsel will work closely with the business teams on these projects from the procurement stage through execution, including responding to bidders’ questions, reviewing of documents, advising on risk, and working with senior counsel to prepare briefs and presentations. You will also instruct external counsel, and interact with the business groups, providing legal advice and participating in strategic discussions. In addition to project work, there is an opportunity to broaden your generalist legal skills, working on a healthy mix of corporate/commercial work. This hybrid position (in office approx. 3 times per week) is located at Toronto Pearson (accessible from downtown via UP) and will report to the Senior Construction Counsel.

The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of construction law experience gained from a well-respected firm or corporation, ideally with experience working on large projects. Experience negotiating and drafting construction contracts, RFP documents, advising on project risk and taking a leadership role on construction projects will be required. Experience with construction litigation management and project procurement will also be of interest. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to build relationships with the business groups, will also be key components of your success. You are self-motivated, efficient and a “doer” and you have the ability to juggle competing projects and interests.

The GTAA is a unique place to work – it is growing and evolving to meet the changing needs of air travelers and to achieve its bold strategic goal. It values respect and integrity and offers an environment that allows for career development for enthusiastic employees and is supportive and collaborative. If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please send your cv and cover letter to Lorene Nagata or Helena Osiro of Nagataconnex Executive Legal Search at

As this is an exclusive campaign with NagataConnex Executive Legal Search, any resumes received from other sources will be forwarded to them.

CONSTRUCTION LEGAL COUNSEL (4 – 7 years’ experience)

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