June 7, 2021

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Specialist

Job Description

As an Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Specialist with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of experts in the Human Resources department. This position is based in our Calgary Head Office.

This exciting career opportunity is critical to support Trans Mountain’s inclusion, diversity and equity objectives and you will contribute to foundational and transformational work related to the development, promotion and implementation of inclusion, diversity and equity programs, policies, processes, and initiatives. You will engage and collaborate across all functions of the organization and with our partners, stakeholders, leaders and workforce to influence and effect positive change that supports Trans Mountain’s continued journey toward an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, this role will work closely with the Vice President of People and Technology Resources and the Director of Human Resources to establish an integrated inclusion, diversity and equity, plan that supports Trans Mountain’s commitment to inclusive, diverse and equity strategic goals and objectives. You will focus our efforts on sustaining the participation of and/or addressing the underrepresentation of individuals from our important designated groups: women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Specialistwill partner with the Senior HR Advisors (of TMEP and Base Operations) and our business leaders, stakeholders and partners to progress Trans Mountain’s inclusion, diversity and equity short and long-term plan requirements.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Support our inclusion, diversity and equity strategy by providing expertise and best practice advice and guidance, insights, content, coaching and data analysis/monitoring and reporting.
  • Support the development and implementation of our strategic inclusion, diversity and equity tools, practices, engagement and action plans.
  • Ensure the principles of inclusion, diversity and equity are integrated into all our people focused programs, policies and processes.
  • Help Trans Mountain respectfully and thoughtfully promote a culture of inclusion, diversity and equity across our organization.
  • Consult, advise, coach and collaborate with Trans Mountain’s leaders and workforce regarding inclusion, diversity and equity opportunities and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Talent Management and Acquisition, Human Resources, Employment and Training teams to develop recruitment and retention solutions and programs that support the underrepresentation of our designated groups and support the safety, mental and social wellbeing of our workforce.
  • Research and recommend learning and awareness programs and training that build knowledge and influence organizational change.
  • Develop content for presentations, webpages, annual reporting requirements and other communication materials or initiatives.
  • Develop, support, and conduct environmental scans to identify opportunities to promote or enhance inclusive, diverse and equity goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate and participate in the collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting of organizational inclusion, diversity and equity data and metrics.
  • Be a change champion role model to help Trans Mountain enable change across our organization.
  • Support and guide the Trans Mountain Diversity Committee in achieving its goals, programs and plans and advocacy for organizational change and influence.
  • Maintain knowledge for self and others pertaining to inclusion, diversity, equity and human rights issues, and legislation including but not limited to the Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations.
  • Build collaborative and lasting relationships with Trans Mountains internal and external partners and stakeholders that work alongside Trans Mountain to support our inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience required with a focus on providing organizational support in planning, developing and implementing programs specific to inclusion, diversity, learning and personal wellness.
  • In-depth knowledge of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity frameworks, principles, strategies, processes and plans that achieved commitment, proactive efforts and positive outcomes for organizational change and growth toward addressing the workforce gaps.
  • Experience with change management principles and practices would be an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability, and passion for connecting and developing rapport with a variety of people and inspire and influence others across diverse demographics and perspectives.
  • Creative, adaptive and flexible approach to human resource services.
  • Patience, understanding and the ability to engage non-judgmentally with a variety of stakeholders and build trust.
  • Positive approach, outlook and attitude to identify opportunities and effectively solve problems.
  • Thorough understanding of the impact culture can have on organizational change and success.
  • Expertise in building solid working relationships where they may not have existed previously.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation and business writing skills, strong executive presence with great attention to details.
  • Ability to work independently with strong time management and ability to execute on multiple concurrent deliverables with sense of urgency.
  • Sound project management skills and familiarity with different project management approaches, tools and phases of the project life cycle.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools and social media platforms.

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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