Compliance, Summer Student

Date: Jan 23, 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 a Compliance, Summer Student with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive group of Compliance experts. The successful candidate will be exposed to the structure of an operations management system and the requirements of a federally regulated work environment.


This position is based in our Calgary office and will report to the Team Lead, Hazard and Risk Management.

Duration: May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023


Key Responsibilities:

  • Screen and communicate all reported and potential hazards for assessment and possible action, monitoring progress of required program actions;
  • Prepare reports and identify areas for improvements to be communicated during quarterly meeting;
  • Review and analyze incidents and near misses under the direction of the Compliance Analyst;
  • Compile Quality Assurance Annual Report Appendices;
  • Populate meta data and archive Compliance Records;
  • Maintain and update the Unified Hazard and Risk Register;
  • Keep event dashboards up to date;
  • Support the team by updating the internal trackers, folders, and reporting systems; and
  • Assist with other team functions (risk management and audit) and support as necessary.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Enrolled in Computer Science, Information Management, Insurance and Risk Management, or a related discipline in Business or Science, preferably entering third year or higher;
  • Strong ability to navigate SharePoint and other relevant software;
  • Understands basic compliance concepts;
  • Highly developed research and writing skills;
  • Analytical mindset with demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines;
  • Approaches challenges with mental tenacity and ability to overcome resistance;
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude;
  • Organized, self-starter who can work in a team environment;
  • Strong attention to detail and deadline oriented;
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to change; and
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, problem solving, organizational, and customer service skills.


Other Requirements and Information:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution and return to full time studies in the Fall;
  • This role may have an option for hybrid work (combination of in-office and remote); and
  • Student may have the opportunity to visit the field as part of their role.


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.