Senior Corporate Commercial Counsel

Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Company: Trans Mountain

Trans Mountain operates Canada’s only pipeline system transporting oil products to the West Coast. We deliver approximately 300,000 barrels of petroleum products each day through 1,150 kilometres of pipeline in Alberta and British Columbia, and 111 kilometres of pipeline in Washington state.


The candidate should be proficient in a number of different aspects of business and energy law, particularly as it relates to general corporate and commercial matters.   Experience working for a midstream, pipeline or regulated utility company would be beneficial but is not required.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide pragmatic legal advice and strategic direction on corporate and commercial matters for a wide range of client groups in a dynamic and fast paced work environment.
  • Work effectively when providing legal advice to management and staff overseeing pipeline operations, field operations, pipeline integrity, land management, shipper services, engineering and marketing.
  • Engage and provide legal advice to functional teams including human resources, finance, communications, stakeholder relations, procurement, business development and corporate compliance.
  • Draft agreements and negotiate contracts with third parties.
  • Support dispute resolution processes and litigation management.
  • Providing legal support and oversight for internal investigations.
  • Provide legal guidance and strategic direction on corporate governance matters including supporting the Corporate Secretary and Board of Directors when required.
  • Advise on the development, drafting and revision  of corporate governance policies and procedures.


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Qualified to practice law in Alberta and be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta
  • 10 plus years of experience
  • Significant experience at a senior level with negotiating, drafting, and reviewing complex agreements.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to thrive in a fast paced business environment.
  • Experience working in a midstream or pipeline business would be beneficial but is not required.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with all levels of an organization.
  • Comfortable engaging third parties in negotiations and dispute resolution.


We Build Careers and Pipelines That Last

Our story is about determination, resourcefulness and resilience. It’s about charting our own course, finding innovative solutions to challenging problems and doing the right thing. It was true when Trans Mountain became a company in 1951 and it’s just as true today. We welcome new members to our team that embrace the qualities in our story, that thrive on the new path and directions we take.  Our culture is one of care and taking our responsibilities seriously. If you would like to contribute to our culture, then join our journey.


A Rewarding Opportunity. We offer:

  • A competitive compensation program.
  • A flexible benefits package.
  • A pension and a savings plan.


In keeping with Trans Mountain’s commitment to maximize benefits for communities, priority will be given to qualified candidates from Indigenous, local and regional communities along the Trans Mountain existing, and expansion, pipeline corridor.


In Alberta, the existing pipeline system spans the traditional territories of Treaty 6, 7 and 8, and the Métis Nation of Alberta (Zone 4).


In British Columbia, the system crosses the traditional territories of numerous First Nations that are affiliated with the Secwepemc, Dakelh (Carrier), Nlaka'pamux, Syilx/Okanagan, Interior and Coast Salish, Stó:lo, as well as the Métis.

Trans Mountain also operates through 15 First Nation Reserves located within the region spanning the BC interior through Fraser Valley.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trans Mountain is committed to supporting diversity and individual differences.  The diverse viewpoints and cultural knowledge that our employees bring to work enrich our organization’s collective cultural understanding, which is reflected in the work we do every day.  Trans Mountain welcomes new team members from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.