Stakeholder Engagement, 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 Stakeholder Engagement Assistant, Expansion Project, Summer Student with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and fast-paced group of Engagement and Communications experts. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain stakeholder engagement experience and will be provided with a robust training and orientation including external relations, emergency management and safety.


This position is based in our Burnaby office and will report to the Manager, External Relations.

Duration: May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023


Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate material development for new and updated content and process materials through approvals;
  • Supporting events (virtual and/or in person), including but not limited to logistics, attendance, monitoring, participating in public engagement activities on behalf of Trans Mountain;
  • Research, prepare and update contact lists;
  • Draft documents, including plans, reports, correspondence, and presentations;
  • Participate in public engagement activities to support construction execution and regulatory requirements (Public Awareness Program);
  • Support with record keeping and submissions to stake tracker database;
  • Assist with community close out activities;
  • Assist with Government Relations Plan research and development; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Enrolled in a Communications, Public Relations, Stakeholder Engagement, or other program in a related field, with at least one year completed;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Strong interpersonal and communicative skills to work efficiently in a collaborative team environment;
  • Ability to accurately analyze information;
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, with strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude;
  • Self-motivated, capable of performing tasks;
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Attention to detail is critical;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle strict deadlines;
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to change; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Other Requirements and Information:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution, returning to full-time studies in the Fall term;
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a vehicle considered an asset;
  • Site and/or project office work; may need to work remotely;
  • Some travel may be required (5-10%); and
  • Flexible work week; may need to work evenings or weekends.


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.