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Real Estate Associate

Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Markham, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

45101 - Markham - Regular -  

Safety Comes First is a core value at Hydro One, and we remain committed to taking every reasonable precaution to ensure a respectful, safe and healthy working environment. Further to this commitment, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19. New employees will be required to declare their vaccination status to Hydro One. Employees who do not provide proof of vaccination status may not enter any 3rd party locations that require full vaccination (e.g. customer properties).

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.5 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!

*NOTE* Hydro One introduced a Hybrid Work Pilot Project in 2022 for most office-based roles. Employees work in-office/on-site two days a week and remotely from home for three days a week. Hydro One is adding refreshed workspaces and technology to support these changes.  Join us as we ‘trial & learn’ a new modern way of working and be a key driver of future state!

In office but with intention – a time for team and trust building, collaboration, and socialization. Please reach out to us to learn more!

Job Description

  • Receive inquiries from external (e.g. law firms, customers) and internal (e.g. field staff) parties concerning unregistered and other OHSC rights, agreements and similar rights documents. Check computerized rights databases and other rights records/mapping systems as required to determine presence and status of rights and respond verbally and/or issue routine or standard letters/responses to the inquirer within Statutory and/or general business time requirements.

  • Process real estate documents associated with all OHSC real estate transactions including recording and filing paper/electronic documents and forwarding legal documents to Corporate storage centre as required

  • Initiate and process payments for OHSC annual payment and other real estate rights agreements such as railway and other similar crossing documents, Trent-Severn waterway system documents, and the like), checking for detail, consistency and accuracy relative to contracts in force. Notify Supervisor or others in case of discrepancies or unusual situations.

  • Accurately input, retrieve, update, interpret and maintain real estate information/data on a regular basis within a variety of computerized databases and manual record and reference systems. Prepare summary reports and various presentation data such as spreadsheets, graphs, and charts, as required.

  • Prepare weekly time exception or similar reports (e.g. sickness, vacation, overtime) and forward to the Supervisor for review and approval. Maintain appropriate time reporting records and databases including allocation of staff time, expenses to appropriate work programs, process employee time reporting reports, prepare payroll forms, payroll summary and other similar reports.

  • Provide a range of general clerical services to the Supervisor and others in the Department including: word processing (e.g. preparing legal documents, reports, correspondence, authorizations, charts, presentations and correspondence); filing; records/manuals maintenance and retention; processing documents such as invoices and other payments easements, damage claims and title search reports; checking employee expense reports. Also includes handling mail and relief reception duties, maintaining and arranging for replenishment of office supplies; setting up meetings, making appointments and travel/hotel arrangements; maintaining petty cash fund; faxing/photocopying and arranging for

  • maintenance and repair of office equipment. 

  • Receive and screen a variety of internal and external verbal inquiries, received within the Department. Determine the nature and extent of information required and based upon available data, provide the necessary information to the inquirer or redirect to the appropriate personnel for response.

  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Selection Criteria:

Education:

Requires proficiency in English including correct grammar usage and effective written/oral communication skills to comprehend and collect information from documents, letters, record systems to prepare effective correspondence related to real estate rights and other matters and interact with external clients and internal staff.

Requires a knowledge of business and office practices and proficiency in the operation of word processing equipment to maintain records, files process payments, prepare correspondence and other documents. This knowledge is

considered to be normally acquired either through the successful completion of Grade XII in a Secondary, Commercial or Technical School or by having the equivalent level of education.

 

Experience:

  • Requires experience in real estate law work environment to be familiar with real estate terms principles, practices, legal documentation, property descriptions and be able to interpret real estate documents, rights, sketches and drawings. Requires experience in contacting various owners, customers and internal staff, government agencies, railway companies and others to clarify the nature of inquiries and secure information related to responding to unregistered and other rights inquiries, making annual easement payments, etc.
  • Requires experience to be familiar with word processing and computer operations as well as the nature and arrangement of files records, property and rights locations, clerical and office practices. A period of up to four
  • years is considered necessary to gain this experience.

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.

 

We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021.

 

Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email careers@hydroone.com. Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

 

Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

 

Deadline: August 16, 2022

 

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