August 3, 2021

Manager, Construction Engineering

Job Description

As the Manager, Construction Engineering with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of professionals in the Engineering department. This position is based in our Calgary office with extensive travel across the pipeline construction sites. 

Reporting to Director of Engineering, the Manager of Construction Engineering will provide supervisory and technical support to the TMEP Construction Engineering teams that are embedded within the Construction Management Team on each of the Pipeline construction spreads. This role will proactively monitor and manage the performance of each of the field engineering teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight, guidance and issues resolution to the field-based construction engineering organization.
  • Ensure existing scopes of work and contract remain within budget and schedule and in accordance with the design, health/safety, environmental protection, and quality requirements included in the Application (including supplemental filings and IR responses), Project Execution Plans for Pipelines (PPEP), Reactivation (RPEP), as well as Pipeline Specifications. 
  • Support all the Owners objectives including: Safety, Environmental compliance, and Regulatory compliance through proactive planning and maintaining positive relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the Spread Project Managers and Construction Managers by maintaining responsiveness, consistency and generally high-performance levels of the construction engineering teams on each spread.
  • Manage relationships through proactive monitoring and resolution of staffing, and performance issues on each spread.
  • Identify, monitor and facilitate resolution of priority issues with the Construction Engineering teams and general contractors.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • University degree in Mechanical, Civil or Chemical Engineering (or equivalent).
  • Registration with the appropriate Engineering Association (APEGA, EGBC).
  • 10 years of work/field experience on pipeline construction of projects. Must have had past pipeline project experience/assignments in field locations.
  • Extensive knowledge of pipeline construction.
  • Experience successfully planning and executing major or mega-projects. 
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary team of construction professionals.
  • Experience leading interaction with regulatory agencies (ie. Canadian Energy Regulator).
  • Experience creating and managing budgets including justification, prioritization and rationing, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), Direct pipe and auger bore crossings for rivers, creeks, streets environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Have a good understanding of environmental concerns for a project that is under scrutiny from protests.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner.

Other Requirements and Information

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel as required.
  • Up to 70% travel and time spent in field locations with the expectation of visiting every spread each month.
  • Flexible work week; may need to work on 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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