Construction Engineering, Expansion Project, Summer Student

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Company: Trans Mountain

Trans Mountain operates Canada’s only pipeline system transporting oil products to the West Coast. We deliver approximately 300,000 barrels of petroleum products each day through 1,150 kilometres of pipeline in Alberta and British Columbia, and 111 kilometres of pipeline in Washington state.


Our Core Values

Trans Mountain’s core values – Safety, Integrity, Respect and Excellence – guide our every step. Each obstacle we’ve overcome or success we’ve experienced has been the result of a shared commitment to living these values every day. Together, we’re focused on doing the right thing for each other and our communities.


As a Construction Engineering, Expansion Project, Summer Student with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and fast-paced group of Engineering professionals. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of senior engineers and will learn all the aspects of construction and project closeout.


This position is based at our Westridge Terminal (Burnaby) and will report to the Project Manager, Terminals.

Duration: May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023


Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the review and issuance of drawing revisions, considering the construction impacts and notification of the revision to the project Construction Management Team;
  • Support Project Engineers and discipline Inspectors with sourcing drawings and specifications;
  • Develop Change Management Requests (CMRs), updating as per comments received from stakeholders, and managing the status of the approval;
  • Coordinate outage planning activities for connecting new facilities to the existing facilities;
  • Develop Transfer of Care and Custody & Control (TCCC) packages and issue to Operations for approval;
  • Work with the Senior Project Engineers to develop continuous process enhancement for the construction group and the project team;
  • Support preparation of weekly reports; 
  • Support quantity survey tracking and audit;
  • Support Senior Project Engineers with the daily activities; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Enrolled in an Electrical Engineering program (or Mechanical, Chemical or Petroleum Engineering) with an accredited institution, preferable entering third year or higher;
  • Analytical mindset with demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines;
  • Approaches challenges with mental tenacity and ability to overcome resistance and competing priorities;
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Experience with Primavera and Bluebeam products;
  • Organized, self-starter that can work in a team environment ;
  • Strong attention to detail and deadline oriented;
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to change; and 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, problem solving and organizational skills.


Other Requirements and Information:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution and return to full time studies in the Fall
  • Site based position: must possess a high level of awareness for personal safety and the safety of the company’s assets and equipment. 
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License


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:

  • Valuable experience providing opportunity for professional development and career advancement;
  • An opportunity to engage with and learn from some of the most talented and experience people in the business;
  • Competitive compensation;
  • A place to share a sense of purpose and build relationships;
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference;
  • An opportunity within the Canadian energy industry.


We value:

  • The health, safety and wellness of everyone working in our company;
  • Meaningful participation from Indigenous and local communities;
  • The commitment and resilience of our people;
  • Collaboration and achieving success together. 


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.