Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Specialist, Marine, Expansion Project (term role)

Date: Apr 22, 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.


As a Stakeholder Engagement and Communications (SE&C) Specialist, Marine with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Communication professionals.  This position may be based in our Burnaby Project office and will support both Operations and the Expansion Project.


The SE&C Specialist contributes to all engagement and communications specific to the marine aspects of Trans Mountain, with a focus on Westridge Marine Terminal and engagement within the Port of Vancouver communities. The SE&C Specialist will coordinate and support on marine regulatory filings and compliance, as well support engagement with marine stakeholders, including marine industry, applicable regulatory bodies, coastal local government, residents, interest groups, and the public; provides information and insights to the Project team in consideration of stakeholders’ interest in Project plans; and completes the necessary reporting requirements related to Project marine conditions and commitments.


The position will work closely with, and assist, the Manager, Marine Engagement in developing and executing strategies for engaging local marine communities and stakeholders, including industry, local government, residents, interest groups, and the public. Activities will include all aspects related to conducting meetings, regulatory reporting, speaking opportunities, and events; responding to issues and inquiries; identifying local stakeholders, and identifying and executing engagement activities appropriate to the local context.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and supports SE&C input to marine regulatory filings
  • Coordinates and implements marine engagement plans and in particular as a support and backup to Community Liaisons for Mainland Coastal and Island Coastal areas on BC’s South Coast
  • Write communications for external channels such as website, blog, and electronic newsletters.
  • Document engagement and develops content in support of regulatory filings and compliance including for Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) and British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) Conditions and Vava'u Envrionmental Protection Association (VEPA) consultation updates and filings.
  • Work with the editorial team to ensure consistency in promotion of overall tone/key messages and distribution of communication materials.
  • Coordinates with other Project team members as needed to support mutual objectives of the marine engagement plan.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:


  • Post-secondary education or experience in Communications and/or Engagement/Consultation
  • Five to seven years of experience with stakeholder engagement and/or communications.
  • Experience in the marine sector would be considered an asset
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of project professionals.
  • Experience with regulatory agencies
  • Experience working on complex, high-profile, and contentious projects.
  • Strong communication and ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex problems and make sound decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to navigate and facilitate difficult conversations.


Other Requirements and Information

  • Location in Burnaby Project Office, BC.
  • This position will travel approximately 25% of the time, on average


In the Fall of 2021, the Government of Canada expressed its expectation that all federally owned or regulated companies (including Trans Mountain) implement polices to ensure that all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

In order to be considered as a candidate for a position with Trans Mountain, you must be fully vaccinated or eligible for accommodation based on a certified medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act or applicable human rights legislation.

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.