Marine Interface, Supervisor

Date: Jul 1, 2024

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 the Marine Interface, Supervisor, you will be an integral part of the Trans Mountain Team and will be based at our Burnaby/Westridge Marine Terminal location. Reporting to the Manager, Marine Logistics, the Marine Interface, Supervisor is a key point of contact and serves as the Trans Mountain representative for all aspects of pre-screening, inspection, berthing, loading (or discharge) of cargo oil and abnormal operations, including interaction with the vessel’s crew.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitors the condition of the vessel and its crews during assigned rotating 12-hour shifts at the Burnaby/Westridge Marine Terminal.
  • Oversees cargo transfer operations to ensure safety, efficiency and conduct in accordance with all applicable legislation, statutes, regulations, guidelines, operating procedures and policies, including those documented in Integrated Safety and Loss Management System (“ISLMS”).
  • Ensure safe cargo transfer between terminal and vessel is carried out safely by clear communications and regular inspections onboard as well as ensure all risks are addressed and mitigated while following safety regulations.
  • Review the suitability of vessels nominated for cargo transfer at WMT (Westridge Marine Terminal) in accordance with standards and procedures published by Trans Mountain in ISLMS and recommend the vessel be either accepted or denied access to the terminal.
  • Communicate with all necessary parties for consideration of their input and information throughout the different phases of a vessel port call, i.e., through vessel nomination, vetting and oil cargo transfer, to ensure continued safety and efficiency.
  • Ensure safety, protection of the environment and protection of the terminal including, where necessary, requesting immediate suspension of cargo transfer or recommending refusal of berthing or casting-off of the vessel.
  • Provides oversight and advice towards ensuring all applicable legislation, statutes, regulations, guidelines, operating procedures and policies including those documented in Trans Mountain’s ISLMS will be followed during the vessel’s call at the WMT.
  • Confirm the vessel's condition, equipment, systems and crew meet or exceed the standards required by ISLMS, legislation, statute, regulation, guidelines, operating policy and procedure.
  • Document the entire port call period comprising of the activities related to the vessel operations, including but not limited to, completion of the applicable ISLMS forms and other relevant documents served onboard; and include a log of relevant events including delays, stoppages, instructions and other communications. Maintaining records and activities in Ocean Smart software system.
  • Provide local knowledge and prompt on-scene guidance to the Vessel and Terminal during an emergency.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • 12 months minimum experience as a Master or 3 years minimum as Chief Officer onboard oil or chemical tanker. Candidates with 4 years minimum as Chief Engineer onboard oil or chemical tanker and requisite experience in the role of Marine, Pollution Safety Advisor may be considered.
  • Management Level Certificate of Competency (or equivalent) issued with no limitation under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). Master, Chief Mate or Chief Engineer. 
  • Advanced Oil Tanker Training.
  • Valid provincial driver's license.
  • Sailing experience on oil or chemical tankers in a Master (preferred) or Chief Officer role.
  • Experience as a SIRE or CDI Inspector (preferred).
  • Crude Oil/Chemical Tanker experience, including experience as Master or Chief Officer.
  • Experience in a similar role of a Loading Master or Pollution Safety Advisor (PSA) onboard oil and/or chemical tankers or involving ship vetting, survey, auditing, etc.
  • Familiar with all applicable legislation, statutes, regulations, guidelines, operating procedures and policies, including appropriate ISLMS procedures.
  • Proficiency communicating in English, good communication skills; displays diplomacy, tact and ability to act and manage stressful situation in case of an emergency.
  • Familiar with the regulatory requirements governing the safe transportation of petroleum products by sea.  This pertains to vessel transfer operations to or from vessels, including non-self-propelled barges, and transfer operations to or from oil handling facilities.
  • Familiar with marine tankers and oil terminal industry standard operating practices such as recommendations of the OCIMF and ISGOTT.
  • Knowledge of acts and regulations pertaining to: Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (CSA 2001); Standards for Construction, Inspection, and Operation of Barges Carrying Oil or Dangerous Cargo in Bulk (TP11960); Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemical Regulations (VPDCR); Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations (CFTR); Environmental Response Regulations (ERR); Environmental Response Standards (TP 14909E); Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (TDG), 1992 (SC 1992 c34) and Transportation of Dangerous Good Regulations; and Marine Personnel Regulations (MPR).


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 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA)

Trans Mountain is committed to fostering inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.  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.  We strive to create an environment that is free of barriers to promote full participation in the workplace. Trans Mountain welcomes new team members from traditionally underrepresented groups, including but not limited to women, Indigenous Peoples, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities and members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community.