August 31, 2021

Manager, Engagement, TMEP (term role)

Job Description

As the Manager, Engagement with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications professionals. This role will provide leadership and guidance to the Stakeholder Engagement and Communication (SE&C) team in the design, execution and reporting of stakeholder engagement activities on behalf of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

This role is also responsible for participating in the development the project-wide approach to engagement and providing guidance to local and regional team members to ensure engagement and communications from the Project are strategic and consistent. The Manager, Engagement is a support to the Director, Stakeholder Engagement, and a key Stakeholder Engagement and Communication (SE&C) liaison to other teams and disciplines across the Project.

This position can work remotely within Alberta or British Columbia and will report to the Director, Stakeholder Engagement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guides and oversees the work of the SE&C team for Construction Spreads 1 to 6 and associated facilities, and Reactivations 1 and 2, including Community Liaisons for the Greater Edmonton, Yellowhead, North Thompson, BC Interior, Coquihalla-Hope and Fraser Valley regions, as well as the Stakeholder Engagement Specialist and Coordinators.
  • Sets the tone and provides guidance in the development of local and regional engagement plans to ensure strategies and tactics support broader Project goals and are consistent across the Project.
  • Is the key SE&C team liaison to project technical teams; ensures technical teams are kept informed of the engagement activities being undertaken by the SE&C Team and that SE&C is kept informed of Project information and decisions that may impact engagement and communications activities.
  • Represents the SE&C team in cross-discipline working groups and ensures appropriate consideration of SE&C regulatory requirements and stakeholder concerns and interests.
  • Identifies risks and potential issues and recommends strategies to mitigate them.
  • Reviews and approves engagement and communications materials, such as construction notifications, web stories and content, story boards, and signage.
  • Provides guidance in the approach and development for regulatory reports and filings for which SE&C is responsible, including CER Conditions 14 and 49 and BC EAO Condition 14, as well as regulatory requirements for which the team provides support (approximately 77 requirements).
  • Serves as the designate for the Director, Stakeholder Engagement as needed.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Completion of post-secondary education in Communications, Public Relations and/or a relevant field.
  • Five to seven years of experience in stakeholder engagement, community relations and/or communications. Experience in the Fraser Valley region is an asset.
  • Eight to ten years of management/supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
  • Experience liaising and consultation with municipalities, local government, and regulatory agencies.
  • Experience working on complex, high profile and contentious projects would be an asset.
  • 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 would be an asset.

Other Requirements and Information

  • Remote work in Alberta and British Columbia.
  • 10-20% travel to various site locations in Alberta and British Columbia may be required.

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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