Health and Safety Advisor

Date: May 27, 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 Health & Safety (H&S) Advisor with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of health and safety professionals. The role primarily involves supporting operational safety initiatives and deliverables within the EHS department. Reporting to the Manager EHS Field Services and based out of Burnaby, you will be responsible for updates and maintenance of the Health and Safety program is the safety generalist assigned to manage programs, solve problems and resolve safety issues at various Trans Mountain sites.


Key Responsibilities

  • Promote H&S awareness and commitment by building on existing culture and program strengths
  • Connect with the workforce to communicate the importance of Safety and promote corporate H&S objectives, policies, and procedures
  • Provide leadership related to the Contractor Safety Program to internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Serve as safety “Point of Contact” and address safety matters at field locations
  • Participate in Job Hazard Assessments and assist with the implementation of safety control measures
  • Provide training to company personnel on selected safety topics.
  • Represent geographical area on Safety Reps Committee
  • Provide safety support, as needed, to Major Projects, engineering, or operations projects.
  • Facilitate “root cause” analysis of reported incidents, such as near misses, personal injury, or vehicle accidents
  • Participate in formal investigation teams for serious incidents.
  • Participate in Emergency Response drills and actual responses at any Trans Mountain location, during and outside of regular work hours, as a safety officer or a member of the environmental unit
  • Conduct periodic EHS inspections of company facilities, including contractors, and assist with corporate and government EHS assessments and audits
  • Support the radiation safety component of the Safety Program (training provided)


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline, such as Health, Safety and Environment (OHS or equivalent) or a Business related degree/diploma
  • 6+ years of experience preferably in the H&S domain
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation is an asset
  • Understanding of Safety Management Systems, Inspection Process, Hazard reporting
  • Experience with Root Cause analysis, Incident investigation, emergency response and Radiation Safety is an asset
  • Technical writing skills with the ability to understand verbal and written communications, including but not limited to email, OH&S legislation and industry standards (NFPA, CSA, OPR)
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft applications (including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) for the purpose of word processing, spreadsheets and information retrieval
  • Ability to successfully organize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously, frequently under strict deadlines
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), focus attention on details, follow work rules and adhere to established work schedules
  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance, and high level of performance
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public


Other Requirements and Information

  • Office based work; may need to work from a home office
  • Overtime may be required for certain project work
  • Travel: up to 20%
  • Required to travel throughout Lower Mainland of BC and Washington state, must be legally able to travel into the United States


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 experienced people in the business;
  • Competitive compensation;
  • Comprehensive benefits programs including flexible benefits, pension and savings plans
  • 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.