Aquatics Advisor

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Calgary, Alberta, 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 an Aquatics Advisor with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of experts in the Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) department. This position is based in our Calgary Head Office.


Reporting to the Manager, Environmental Resources, and Compliance, the Aquatics Advisor will coordinate the aquatics field programs for Operations including Post Construction Environmental Monitoring.  The Aquatics Advisor will be responsible for providing input into Trans Mountain’s environmental requirements, including Environmental Protection Plans and Procedures, relevant Environmental Management Plans, and federal, provincial, and municipal approvals, permits, and authorizations.


Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure Trans Mountain meets all relevant environmental commitments and requirements, plan and coordinate environmental deliverables such as:
  • Verify compliance with environmental requirements related to fish and fish habitat.
  • Monitor program effectiveness to ensure applicability to Trans Mountain business practices.
  • Provide and/or facilitate technical assistance to all levels of staff within the company as required.
  • Coordinate technical program development including drafting of standards, procedures, and required guidance documentation.
  • Review mitigation and reclamation implemented in the field to verify it is timely, effective, appropriate, and in line with environmental requirements.
  • Provide advice on decisions or courses of action to deal with unexpected environmental matters at watercourse crossings and associated riparian areas.
  • Support public, regulatory, and Indigenous meetings, as required.
  • Review and report on compliance with the environmental requirements in support of Trans Mountain’s Post Construction Environmental Monitoring (PCEM) program.
  • Prepare and track required notifications and permitting approvals for ongoing operations work.
  • Support internal and external reporting as required (e.g. regulatory inspection reports, monthly progress reports).
  • Collaborate with consultants executing the aquatics field program for operations and TMEP post-construction activities.
  • Support Environment Manager in effective organization and application of resources to meet department responsibilities.
  • Ensure fiscal management of the Environment Department budget: track expenditures, develop forecasts.
  • Promote environmental stewardship and increase environmental awareness across all levels of the organization.


Qualifications and Professional Experience


  • B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or closely related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in aquatics field programs preferably in Oil & Gas.
  • Project Management Professional or Environmental Professional credentials considered an asset.
  • Experience successfully planning and executing pipeline installations of watercourse crossings, including site-specific reclamation.
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of project professionals, both internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of Federal and Provincial regulation, industry best practices, risk management, and monitoring.
  • Familiarity and understanding of pipeline company operations work activities, practices, issues and geographic constraints related to the position's technical areas of responsibility.
  • Successful track record in project related tasks including oversight of contractors, productive interaction with project team members including various internal and external stakeholders, interaction with legal representation, and communication of progress, strategy, goals, and fiscal project management.
  • Competency in report preparation to regulatory agencies describing work performed and results.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for various office duties.
  • Possess excellent communication skills.


Additional Information

  • Overtime may be required for certain project work.
  • Travel: up to 25%.
  • Driver’s License 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:

  • 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 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.