June 1, 2021

Indigenous Monitor Coordinator

Job Description

As an Indigenous Monitor Coordinator with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Indigenous Monitors and Environmental Inspection professionals in the Major Projects department. This position is based in our Calgary office, with some time-to-time field travel.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Support and effectively implement a prequalification and on-boarding process for IMs to ensure IMs are site/field ready with respect to Project-specific training, health and safety, equipment, and reporting requirements.  
  • Monthly scheduling of IMs shifts/rotations within the assigned Project spreads/regions, in line with EI team, construction schedules and execution plans, and established Indigenous group commitments and interests. 
  • Building strong positive relationships with, and providing on-going support to, IMs with respect to (but not limited to): 
  • completing and reviewing required daily field reports; actioning and tracking to closure any follow-up requests
  • coordinating occasional on-site support or advice for IMs from elders/knowledge holders or resource specialists. 
  • regular IM performance check-ins and regular Spread check in meetings
  • supporting on issues management. 
  • on-going TMEP training requirements.
  • additional field or logistical support for IMs where required to support IM team integration or other matters.
  • Regular and on-going liaison with Lead Environmental Inspectors and other members of the TMEP Environment team and Indigenous Relations team, as required. 
  • Liaison with IMs’ home Nation representative as required to support scheduling, communication protocols and other matters.
  • Occasional field visits to support IM administration, field issues, or engagement matters. 
  • Coordinate preparation of monthly, regional Program-level Indigenous Monitor Overview Reports that can be shared with Indigenous groups and the public.
  • Work with Contract specialist to support Contract-related matters, as required.
  • Work with IM Program Coordinator, as required, on matters related to effective Program approach, implementation, and Program-related initiatives.
  • Additional support as required. 

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • University degree in Environmental or Social Sciences, or another relevant field, required. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience, or equivalent, in environmental and socio-economic assessment practice, traditional land use studies, or environmental monitoring involving Indigenous communities.
  • Knowledge of petroleum pipeline systems is preferred. 
  • Possess an analytical mindset with demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines. 
  • Approaches challenges with mental tenacity and ability to overcome resistance and competing priorities. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner. 

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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