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Legal Assistant

Denver, CO

Joining Suncor means you will work for one of the best companies in Canada, providing tremendous future potential where talented people thrive and lead. As our business evolves, so do our employment opportunities. Our work culture includes a dynamic mix of professionals, with a diversity of skills and expertise.

Are you a professional Legal Assistant looking for a new challenge, with significant autonomy for a high-performing self-starter? If you are looking for diverse and interesting work on a collaborative in-house legal team, then we have a great opportunity for you!In this role, you will provide lead administrative support for our U.S. legal office, including tasks such as document drafting and review, opening, maintaining, and closing digital files, and managing invoices and processing for payment.

This role entails multi-tasking, and requires exceptional communication, inter-personal skills, collaboration, and teamwork, often in a time-sensitive environment.  

Minimum Requirements:

  • Five years of experience as a legal assistant in large firm private practice or an in-house environment, preferably in corporate, transactional, or litigation practices
  • A High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills
  • High integrity, positive attitude, high expectations, and exceptional work ethic
  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • High proficiency with digital tools (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and knowledge of SAP, Workshare, Concur and CounselLink
  • High degree of flexibility, agility, and the ability to readily adapt to changes in Suncor’s business priorities and plans
  • Ability to exercise considerable discretion and judgement, including in dealing with confidential information


  • Act as primary administrative point of contact for U.S. legal function
  • Maintain and coordinate file and records management including bates-labeling and production of case documents
  • Coordinating mail, courier services, and receipt of notice of filings/service through CT corp., including lawsuits 
  • Manage attorney calendars, meeting scheduling and logistics, deadline scheduling, and travel
  • Draft, review, revise, and finalize correspondence, form agreements, corporate governance documents (e.g., minutes), and certain filings
  • Manage legal and billing software vendors, including CounselLink and LexisNexis
  • Track historical legal vendor information, rates, discounts; conduct related analysis 
  • Assist with the development and management of legal budget, as well as prepare and submit expense reports, monthly and quarterly reports
  • Support surety bonds, UCC filings, and related processes
  • Assist with hearing and trial preparation and special projects, such as litigation and transactional matters, including closings

Location and other Key Details:

  • You will work out of our Refinery Business Center building (LEED Silver), located in Commerce City, CO which is adjacent to Denver
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs
  • The application deadline for this position is May 20, 2024, however if you are interested please apply now
  • In alignment with Suncor’s value of Safety Above All Else, we conduct pre-employment drug testing, employment verification, education verification, background checks, and other pre-employment assessments as a condition of employment

Salary and Compensation Details: 

  • Annual Compensation Range: $75,000 to $90,000: total of salary and an annual incentive (bonus) program
  • Our business professional roles follow internal compensation guidelines and the pay band will generally be based years of experience and scope of work
  • Competitive and flexible employee benefits package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including: 3 medical options (including HSA and FSA options), 2 dental options, vision coverage, and an Employee Assistance Plan
  • Great work/life balance, including a generous vacation program (based on credited prior experience) as well as 12 additional personal paid time off days (1 each month)
  • Excellent 401(k) plan with up to a 6% vested match, pre-tax, Roth, and post-tax options, and an automatic 1.5% profit sharing contribution
  • Suncor-funded Cash Balance defined benefit pension plan (vests in 3 years)

Why Suncor?

Suncor's operations include oil sands development, production and upgrading; offshore oil and gas; petroleum refining in Canada and the U.S.; and the company's Petro-Canada retail and wholesale distribution networks (including Canada's Electric Highway™, a coast-to-coast network of fast-charging electric vehicle stations). Suncor is developing petroleum resources while advancing the transition to a low-emissions future through investment in power, renewable fuels and hydrogen.

With a strong strategy for growth and our long-standing approach to sustainability, operational excellence, capital discipline and technology and innovation, Suncor offers a solid foundation for you to continue building your career. We offer rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions – all of which means tremendous potential for your future. We are focused on deepening our commitment to inclusion and diversity and creating a respectful workplace. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We have numerous employee inclusion networks to help foster an inclusive and respectful culture and drive positive change within Suncor.

Current networks include both workplace inclusion networks (focusing on inclusion and respect for all), and identity-focused networks (focusing on building community and a sense of belonging and allyship). Through the Journey of Reconciliation, we are progressing the way we think and act to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.  Please note we will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. 

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