Project Manager, Spread 6, Expansion Project (Term Role)

Date: Mar 6, 2023

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Company: Trans Mountain

The Trans Mountain Expansion Project will provide increased capacity to support Canadian crude oil production growth and ensure access to global energy markets. The largest project in the pipeline’s history, it involves installing approximately 980 kilometres of new pipeline, as well as new and modified facilities.


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 Project Manager with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Construction and Project Management professionals.  This position is field based on Spread 7, located in Abbotsford, BC. Learn from your Leader, the Senior Project Manager, Pipelines. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the project execution of the Trans Mountain Expansion project on Spread 7.
  • Management of General Construction Contractors in preparing for and executing the Project construction activities.
  • Supervise and direct LEMS, RFI’s and other similar processes throughout construction to ensure project delivery is on time and within budget.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Project Team.
  • Maintain close communication with the Engineering Manager and Construction Manager.
  • Take a proactive approach to risk management to ensure project risks are identified, mitigated and managed.
  • Oversee the review and approval of GCC construction documents and execution plans, including obtaining acceptance from key stakeholders.
  • Liaise with other Project Managers as required to ensure coordination, consistency and compatibility through construction.
  • Coordinate with Operations for key construction activities such as tie-ins, work over top of the existing pipeline, and commissioning and startup.
  • Input to the selection of subcontractors and equipment vendors required to carry out construction execution.
  • Complete regular project reports and updates, including cost, schedule, progress and KPI’s.
  • Ensure that the Project Safety Plan and Environmental Protection Plan are implemented and complied with during construction.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience working as a Professional Engineer or Technologist within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Project Management experience leading major pipeline or facilities projects (Operator and/or EPC) is required
  • Experience working on projects with Federal regulators.
  • Experience leading and managing contractors (union and nonunion workforce) in a complex work environment is required
  • Degree in Engineering or an Engineering Technologist Diploma.
  • A proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Strong organizational skills, technical knowledge and people skills to interface with a diverse group of third-party contractors and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Teamwork, communication, people skills and achieving milestones are important to the success in this role.


Other Requirements and Information:

  • This role requires working a 6 and 1 shift schedule.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel as required.
  • Site and/or project 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:

  • An opportunity to work for a world class pipeline project in Canada;
  • 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 on or impacted by our Project;
  • 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.