Assistant Construction Manager, Expansion Project (term role)

Date: May 4, 2022

Location: Valemount, 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.


The Assistant Construction Manager will report to and support the Construction Manager with the day-to-day oversight and management of the TMEP field support resources throughout the construction execution. The Assistant Construction Manager ensures the successful execution, quality control, regulatory compliance landowner relationships, and closure of the construction scopes by the Project Charter and Project Execution Plan also responsible for environmental and safety compliance.


The Assistant Construction Manager interfaces with the General Construction Contractor (GCC) on a day-to-day basis to ensure Inspection, Safety and Environmental resources align with the daily planned field activities of the GCC. The Assistant Construction Manager is responsible for Daily and Weekly reporting of construction progress to the Project Manager when directed by the Construction Manager and assists the Project Manager in maintaining schedule and cost objectives through interfacing with the GCC regularly.


The role includes management of consultants and direct hire of Contractor resources in support of pipeline construction including, logistical planning for camps, pipe yards, construction laydowns, right-of-way access roads, and traffic management.

The Assistant Construction Manager shall support all the Owner's objectives inclusive of Safety, Environmental Compliance, and Regulatory compliance through proactive planning and maintaining positive relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support the review drawings and technical specifications for scope compliance and constructability. 
  • Coordinate and liaison through the Regulatory/Lands Department, to ensure that copies of all governmental, regulatory, and/or permits required are in place with compliance of contractors on site. 
  • Responsible for providing construction input into cost estimates. 
  • Responsible for assuring that the construction work complies with governing codes, technical specifications, and design drawings. 
  • Provide Constructability to technical questions relating to the drawings, specifications, and design changes, obtaining assistance from the Engineering as required. 
  • Communicate and approve contractor extra scope through Engineering and Project Manager / Director.  
  • Coordination of TMEP field resources based on contractor schedules and work sequence to ensure compliance with the project schedule objectives.  
  • Support development, review, and compliance of the pipeline/facility construction execution plan. 
  • Coordination of TEMP field resources in support of construction work planning, organization, and site issues including survey, access plan, and traffic management. 
  • Strong communication and ability to work collaboratively with others. 
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex technical problems and make sound technical decisions. 
  • Responsible for interfacing with TM onsite operations 
  • Ensure approved outages are in place for tying new facilities into existing operating facilities 


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Degree, certification, diploma, license in P. Eng. or other Professional designation would be an asset
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of experience in planning and execution of complex large bore pipeline construction projects
  • Extensive knowledge of petroleum pipeline systems.
  • Experience successfully planning and executing major projects.
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of project professionals.
  • Experience with regulatory agencies.
  • Practical skills in creating and managing budgets including justification, prioritization and rationing, forecasting, and reporting. 
  • 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.
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner.


Other Requirements and Information

  • Primarily a Field Based position


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.