Job Description

Legal Counsel (Calgary, AB)

**This position is 60% full time (3 days per week), but over time may build into more hours per week**

Are you a highly motivated self-starter who continually looks for new opportunities and initiatives to drive change across the organization? Are you looking for a creative, challenging job that contributes to your community's way of life in a stable industry? Are you highly collaborative and believe that the best results are achieved through strong relationships and partnerships? Trimac is a North American company with over 75 years of history that is geared to embrace a changing, technology-driven future and we're looking for candidates who want to join us on our journey!

The Legal Counsel is responsible for operating with a high degree of autonomy, initiative and judgment while providing a high level of legal, business, and strategic advice on complex and sensitive matters.

This role reports to the VP Legal and the legal team in general, and interacts with Trimac's Executives, Directors, Business Development personnel, Branch Managers, HR personnel, the IT Department, and external counsel and other service providers.

The Legal Counsel has a key role in providing assistance and advice to Trimac's various business units and affiliates on a range of complex legal and business matters including, corporate, commercial, sales, HR, regulatory, privacy and litigation issues. This position also provides supervision and guidance on legal practice/procedure to legal and other staff as required. Doing so requires development of an understanding of the Company's bulk hauling, brokerage and associated businesses and environment in several North American locations and jurisdictions.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.

  • A keen eye for detail with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Possess strong analytical skills and critical thinking - uses logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to issues.

  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Demonstrated strength in project and teamwork.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Possesses and demonstrates the ability to perform assigned tasks in a manner that adheres to the Company's Safety, Health, Environmental and Security policies.


  • Providing accurate, relevant, and timely advice to the legal team and to various business units, affiliates, and staff on a variety of legal topics relating to the bulk hauling and brokerage sectors, and/or associated services.

  • Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing, various corporate, commercial, sales, HR, IT and other contracts and agreements.

  • Managing and mitigating legal risks through the design, drafting and implementation of, or guidance related to, applicable policies and procedures.

  • Promoting legal, compliance and risk management best practices throughout the company.

  • Facilitating compliance by various business units with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the business.

  • Communicating with and managing third parties such as external counsel or auditors.

  • Designing and delivering legal training to business units.

  • Litigation and regulatory compliance oversight.

  • Supervision of, and guidance to, legal and other staff, as required.

  • Monitoring and staying up to date with changes to legislation, particularly in relation to laws, rules and regulations that directly affect Trimac's business and specific industry.

  • Liaising with senior and other members of staff.

  • Other projects as needed.

  • Periodic travel may be required.

Physical and Mental Demands:
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone or other electronic means; use hands repetitively to handle or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms.

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex problems; use mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under deadlines with interruptions; and interact with co-workers, customers, advisors, vendors and others encountered in the course of work.


  • Active member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta and qualified to practice law in the Province of Alberta.

  • 4 years experience working as a commercial lawyer or in-house counsel.


  • We make Safety a part of every decision.

  • We make Safety personal.

  • We have the courage to intervene.

Trimac Transportation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to employment equity. We value a diverse workforce and are committed to hiring practices that are fair and equitable.

Application Instructions

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