Legal Counsel

  • CP
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Oct 05, 2017
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice) Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

  • Req ID: 63227
  • Department: Law
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1.00
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/18/2017


We’re looking for an energetic and flexible team player who takes a business approach to the law. Reporting to the General Counsel – Securities & Commercial as the Legal Counsel your responsibility will include negotiating and preparing real estate and commercial/corporate agreements and providing legal advice on transactions.  You’ll work with senior managers and executives and gain exposure to a variety of sophisticated real estate and commercial/corporate matters. 


  • Accountable for researching legal matters, providing legal opinions, and preparing real estate and commercial contracts;
  • Prepare contracts and documents related to assigned areas of company operations and advising on a broad range of real estate and commercial agreements, including access agreements, real estate purchase and sale agreements, license agreements, crossing agreements, remediation agreements, letters of intent, leases, easements, construction and procurement contracts and confidentiality agreements;
  • Coordinate work with outside legal counsel to:
    • Provide instructions, direction and oversight to outside counsel in their performance of CPR legal work as necessary;
    • Educate outside counsel as to the needs and expectations of CPR in the performance of its legal work;
    • Review work performed by outside counsel.
  • Accountable for independent handling and case management of significant legal files in the Real Estate and Commercial/Corporate areas from presentation of the legal issue through to conclusion of the file.


  • Graduate of a recognized law school, completion of articles, and membership in the Law Society of one or more of the provinces of Canada;
  • 5 to 15 years of demonstrated transactional experience gained from a top tier firm, boutique or in-house environment;
  • Demonstrated experience in participating in transactions and achieving successful results;
  • Working knowledge of the business and regulatory environment that railways operate in and of business law principles;
  • Ability to apply applicable legal principles to CPR business and operations, and to translate these principles into proactive, strategic advice for senior officers;
  • Ability to communicate legal principles, and explain business ramifications of such principles, to non-lawyers;
  • Manage relationships with outside counsel;
  • Team building and management skills;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills through experience directing a high volume of work.


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Education verification

Practice Area(s)

regulatory law


5-15 years'