Export Compliance Officer

Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary
Job ID
Permanent Full-Time
Company : Name
NovAtel Inc.


NovAtel, a part of Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, is looking to add to its global Legal & Compliance Team at our corporate headquarters in Calgary, Canada.  In this unique opportunity you will work within an exciting high-tech, multinational company which provides autonomy and positioning solutions.  As we continue to grow and diversify, we have a need for an experienced business-oriented trade compliance professional. 


Reporting to the Director of Legal & Compliance, this new role will be responsible for advising on regulatory and compliance risks related to import/export compliance systems including Canada’s Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA), Controlled Goods Program, and US ITAR and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).


As a Export Compliance Officer with Hexagon you will:

  • Further the export compliance structure through adequate and comprehensive policies, procedures, toolkits, training and communication;
  • Provide guidance and assistance to all levels of employees in order administration, purchasing, sales/marketing, engineering, human resources, and finance/accounting in interpreting compliance requirements, and responding to questions and requests;
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams comprised of all levels of personnel, including senior management, to embed compliance procedures into business processes and strategic initiatives
  • Conduct research and stay abreast of changes in laws and regulations;
  • Obtain and maintain Designated Official designation under the Controlled Goods Program;
  • Conduct export classifications in conjunction with business units, draft and submit license applications, oversee restricted party screening, and manage TAAs, MLAs and related agreements;
  • Maintain classification and license registers and ensure adherence to recordkeeping regulatory requirements;
  • Conduct continuous risk assessment, monitoring, and audits of the compliance program; and
  • Manage internal program for handling compliance issues and complete appropriate corrective actions as necessary.



  • 7+ years working in a professional high technology or defense product supply industry
  • In depth knowledge and practical experience working with Canadian Export and Import Permits Act and Controlled Goods Program, and US ITAR, Export Administration Regulations, and Foreign Trade Regulations
  • A degree in Administration, Commerce, Law or Engineering
  • Superb accuracy and detail orientation
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills

Key Success Factors:

  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Track record of delivering pragmatic, risk-based advice
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within the team and across business units
  • Ability to impact and influence both internal and external stakeholders and provide exceptional customer service
  • Proactive and positive team players


  • Experience with UK and EU trade compliance laws and permitting requirements


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