Quantity Surveyor, Expansion Project - Westridge (term role)

Date: Jul 29, 2022

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.


Reporting to the Project Controls Manager and will be responsible for providing oversight and full support for execution of Quantity deliverables, fieldwork, and adherence to approved processes and procedures leading to as-built completion.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Estimating and negotiating change orders throughout the construction lifecycle.
  • Ability to tell the difference between rework, and additional work existing work programs.
  • Provide estimate and cost planning to produce and present the final cost plan.
  • Review and participate with the design services team and general contractor in developing the cost estimates.
  • Reconcile changes and assist the general contractor in ensuring that their data is accurate.
  • Communicate or meet with general contractor and owner project manager to gather status information to prepare a quantity estimate update weekly.
  • Prepare written comments to the general contractor's submissions, including the executive summary.
  • Coordinate all sources of information for quantities discussions and suppliers direct from subs and contractors
  • Work proactively with minimal supervision to resolve scheduling issues tied to quantity installation.
  • Participate effectively with post-contract cost variances and the change control processes.
  • Performing quantity surveying, cost controls and change management activities throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Ensuring that post-contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively.
  • Ensuring that quantity auditing and valuation work is managed effectively and that a robust process is in place.
  • Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed in a timely manner.
  • Compiling any estimate records for close-out purposes.
  • Develop S-Curve and quantity curves run down and run up curves.
  • Develop Quantity trending reports and review any changes to quantities from the general contractor.


Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Community or Trade College, Diploma in construction or trade school minimum Journeymen Red seal and blue seal certified. Or university Degree in Quantity surveying.
  • A minimum of 10 years of construction experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of facilities' best practices and industry-standard construction materials and quantities procedures.
  • Experience In P&IDs, Isometrics and line drawings, including engineering documentation.
  • Experience tracking, reporting, and quantifying progress
  • Knowledge and a general understanding of pipeline & Facilities construction processes and how they impact survey-related procedures
  • Knowledge of workforce and resource loading for input/feedback on efficiently achieving target deadlines/deliverables
  • Knowledge of industrial practical and logistical aspects of scope per industry standards and project-specific execution strategies.
  • Visit construction site, and prepare site inspection report for progress.
  • Experience in primavera P6 schedule Construction Schedule reviews.
  • Experience creating, auditing, and performing quality checks on pipeline & facility construction as-builts
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of engineering professionals.
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Technical writing skills – ability to create specifications for rework and new work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner


Location/Working Conditions

  • Based in Burnaby (location) Westridge, Burnaby and Sumas Terminal, BC
  • Office work
  • Field visits as required



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.