April 13, 2021

Chief Inspector – Health & Safety, TMEP (term role)

Job Description

As a Chief Inspector – Health & Safety with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Health & Safety professionals in the Health, Safety, and Environment department. These are field based positions located in Alberta and/or British Columbia.   

Reporting to the Area Manager, Health & Safety, the Chief Inspector - Health & Safety will support consistent deployment of H&S programs, processes, and requirements across all spreads and facilities for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP). This role is crucial for fostering a visible, positive safety culture within H&S and on the project as a whole.

The key deliverable for this role is ensuring that Project Managers, Construction Managers, field H&S Leads, and Inspectors are informed, aligned, and effective in their execution of TMEP Health and Safety processes. This is done by providing visible leadership and cascading messages and guidance; as well as by supporting and coaching these same personnel. This role is a vital part of H&S home office team efforts in safeguard assurance and integrating project-wide H&S efforts. This role may also be called upon to directly support regulatory inspections, investigations, incident response, staff absences, and any other onsite needs as directed by the Area Manager, Health & Safety. This role requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and an ability to attend to details and work in a time-conscious and effective manner. Daily work will require engaging a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy, and professionalism.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide visible, positive, and active safety leadership to H&S field personnel, spreads, and facilities.
  • Direct team of field H&S Leads and Inspectors in implementing new and ongoing TMEP H&S programs and processes.
  • Provide guidance and clarity to the TMEP Project Management Team (PMT) and H&S personnel to ensure that roles and responsibilities are clearly understood.
  • Act as an interface for H&S during onsite regulatory inspections (CER, WSBC etc.).
  • Ensure field H&S Leads and Inspectors are meeting assurance requirements contained in the Inspection Measuring and Monitoring Plan (IMM). 
  • Ensure H&S Leads and Inspectors are following up on gaps with PMT and contractors to close any gaps
  • Validate qualifications and competency assessments for field H&S Leads and Inspectors via CQS process.
  • Provide H&S counsel, advice, and recommendations to Project Management Team and H&S Leads.
  • Provide regular updates to H&S Senior Managers on trends, issues, concerns, and successes as it relates to project safety.
  • Support investigations, incident response, and any other onsite needs as directed by the Senior Manager, Field Health & Safety.
  • Take a proactive approach to risk management to ensure project risks are identified, mitigated, and managed.
  • Visibly and positively promote Stop Work Authority, Life Saving Rules (LSRs), and other TMEP H&S safety tools with H&S personnel, GCCs/EPCs, and direct-to-TMEP contractors.
  • Provide immediate support and response to Trans Mountain Alert System (TAS) events if necessary.
  • Provide coverage for Area Manager, Health & Safety as required.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • CRSP, CSP, National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) or Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.
  • A post-secondary diploma/degree is desirable.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a Health & Safety related position.
  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Project management experience with a primary resource sector, major industrial projects, or similar experience.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office suite, Sharepoint, and Teams are required.
  • Requires exemplary communication and presentations skills to enable this role as a safety champion and leader.
  • Successful candidate must be comfortable with a fast-moving environment, providing clarity through ambiguity and leading by principle when explicit direction may be lacking.

Other Requirements and Information

  • These are field based roles located in Alberta and/or British Columbia.

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 place to share a sense of purpose and build relationships.
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference.
  • An opportunity within the Canadian energy industry.

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.

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.

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