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Business Advisor: Indigenous Negotiations & Partnerships

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

44933 - Toronto - 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!


Do you have experience engaging with Indigenous Communities or supporting the advancement of key partnership negotiations? Are you highly organized and looking for a new opportunity supporting and managing Hydro One’s new economic partnerships with Indigenous communities? If so, then this opportunity on our Indigenous Relations team is for you! We are looking for a highly motivated, strategic, self-starter to join our growing team at Hydro One!


Diversity on our team is a key pillar and #indigenous candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Role Overview – The Business Advisor (Indigenous Relations) plays a key role in progressing Hydro One’s Indigenous Relations Strategy by supporting the advancement of key negotiations and engagements focused on being a Trusted Partner to Indigenous groups.  The role provides cultural, strategic, policy, coordination and documentation support for these activities and will be accountable for advancing new actions aimed at making meaningful action on reconciliation at Hydro One.  Reporting to the Senior Indigenous Relations management team, the role will be critical in providing strategic counsel and advancing new Indigenous partnerships. 

  • Manage the advancement of key negotiations and engagements with Indigenous groups by advising on strategy, planning and organizing for execution, and supporting the conclusion of negotiations and engagements 
  • Preparation of PowerPoints, Excel tables, letters and other materials required to support negotiations and engagements with Indigenous groups
  • Lead the organization and tracking of engagements, commitments, budgets, deliverables, and payments related to agreements between Hydro One and Indigenous groups
  • Support the senior Indigenous Relations leadership team in advancing key negotiations and engagements with Indigenous groups
  • Participate in and support the preparation, organization and delivery of key negotiations and engagements
  • Provide strategic insight and advice on advancing new partnerships with Indigenous groups
  • In coordination with legal, lead the preparation, review and finalization of legal documents required to support key negotiations and engagements
  • Conduct research, advise on strategy, develop and implement new policy and make recommendations to help guide Hydro One’s approach to reconciliation in current and future operations
  • Manage and supervise staff and contracts engaged in the delivery of negotiations and engagements with Indigenous groups
  • Perform other duties as assigned 




  • Individuals who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to apply.  As we work to diversify the Hydro One team, we recognize the unique lived and/or work experience and contributions such individuals can make to our team and consider this an asset.



  • Post-secondary training in business, legal or another related field considered an asset
  • Work experience as a paralegal or in an administrative capacity supporting negotiations, document control, drafting and strategic planning
  • 3-5 years’ experience working to advance negotiations and engagements with Indigenous groups is an asset
  • Highly organized and familiar with development and implementation of systems and approaches to advance negotiations and engagements with Indigenous groups
  • Strong team player with exceptional interpersonal skills and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work well with others
  • Able to lead a team and foster positive working relationships to achieve results.

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 Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.


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Deadline: October 17, 2022



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