October 4, 2021

Community Liaison, Expansion Project (term role)

Job Description

As a Community Liaison, with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications professionals. This position shares time between our Burnaby office and your home office and will support the upper Fraser Valley/BC Interior. This position reports to the Manager, Engagement.

The Community Liaison contributes to all aspects of engagement and communications specific to the Trans Mountain Corporation in the Upper Fraser Valley/BC Interior region. The position executes the regional engagement and communications plan for Construction Spreads 5A and 5B of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The Community Liaison creates and delivers strategies to engage and inform stakeholders including local governments, interest groups, and the public; provides information and insights to the Corporation in consideration of stakeholder’s interests; serves as the local liaison to the Contractor’s Construction Liaison and Contractor team as it relates to stakeholder engagement and communications; and completes the necessary reporting requirements related to engagement and consultation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops, coordinate and implements engagement plans for stakeholders, including the following communities along the pipeline corridor:
  • Kamloops
  • Merritt
  • Thompson Nicola Regional District
  • Hope
  • Fraser Valley Regional District
  • Acts as the key point of contact for the Spread 5A and 5B region and stakeholders in this region.
  • Supports the Manager, Engagement, to coordinate a consistent approach to engagement and communications across the region, including managing flow of timely information to and from the Contractor for Spreads 5A and 5B during construction.
  • Documents engagement and develops content in support of regulatory filings and compliance.
  • Ensures consistency in overall tone and key messages and distribution of communication materials.
  • Coordinates with other team members as needed to support mutual objectives of the strategic engagement plan.
  • Ensures Contractors for Spreads 5A and 5B are meeting requirements as they relate to Stakeholder Engagement and Communications, including Stake Tracker compliance.
  • Supports the Public Affairs team in the management of issues and concerns related to Expansion Project construction in Spreads 5A and 5B.
  • Liaises with Indigenous Relations Team advisors to share understanding of issues and concerns which may impact stakeholders or Indigenous communities in the region.  

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Post-secondary education or experience in Community Relations and/or Communications and/or Engagement/Consultation.
  • 5-7 years of experience with stakeholder engagement, community relations and/or communications. Experience in the Coquihalla Hope or BC interior is an asset.
  • Experience working on complex, high profile and contentious projects.
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
  • Experience with regulatory agencies.
  • Strong communication and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex problems and make sound decisions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to navigate and facilitate difficult conversations.
  • Ability to work independently and represent the Project.
  • Strong local relationships and contacts is an asset.

Other Requirements and Information

  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • 10-20% travel to various site locations as required
  • Site and/or project office work; can be done from a home office.
  • Residence in the Upper Fraser Valley or Kamloops/Merritt region is preferred but not required.
  • Flexible work week; may need to work on evenings or the weekend.

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.

In Alberta, the existing pipeline system spans the traditional territories of Treaty 6, 7 and 8, and the Métis Nation of Alberta (Zone 4).

In British Columbia, the system crosses the traditional territories of numerous First Nations that are affiliated with the Secwepemc, Dakelh (Carrier), Nlaka'pamux, Syilx/Okanagan, Interior and Coast Salish, Stó:lo, as well as the Métis.

Trans Mountain also operates through 15 First Nation Reserves located within the region spanning the BC interior through Fraser Valley.

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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