June 1, 2021

Senior Land Representative

Job Description

As a Senior Land Representative with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of land and project management professionals. This position is based in our Calgary office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure access to land for the assigned spread.
  • Responsibility and oversight for negotiating and acquiring land rights primarily on freehold lands.
  • Deliver project access to lands in line with regulatory requirements, client expectations, and project schedules.
  • Work directly with project managers providing guidance and solutions relating to land access aligning with schedules and priorities.
  • Responsible for acquiring outstanding rights-of-way, temporary workspace, leases, agreements, and negotiating damage settlements.
  • Support regulatory processes related to land, communicating directly with project managers.
  • Communication of status, reporting, issues, and project risks.
  • Development of strategic and tactical plans to address project needs, risks, and forecasts.
  • Coordinate and liaise with Stakeholder Engagement and Communications, Indigenous Relations Team, Project Managers, the Land department, external vendors (land brokers).
  • Respond to landowner and land user issues.
  • Manage delivery of effective and efficient land access.
  • Coordination of technical requirements and landowner issues.
  • Assist with related deliverables from other support groups to the extent it doesn’t frustrate project needs of land access.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Minimum 10-15 years’ experience.
  • Preferred – undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of pipeline systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board) requirements and subtleties.
  • Experience and knowledge of land acquisition in British Columbia and Alberta preferred.
  • Experience successfully planning and executing major projects.
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of project professionals.
  • Experience with regulatory agencies at territorial, provincial and federal levels.
  • Practical skills in landowner relations and negotiation, Indigenous engagement and negotiation, extensive project planning, and other advanced engagement, collaborative and technical knowledge.
  • 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.

Other Requirements and Information

  • Based in Alberta or BC and reporting to the Manager – Land Spread Delivery in Calgary, AB.
  • 25% travel may be required by necessity and nature of the work.
  • Field and office work.

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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